Darkover Landfall (Darkover) [Marion Zimmer Bradley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Darkover Landfall () is a somewhat routine adventure (with a good dose of social commentary) which, according to internal chronology. When a Terran ship crashed on Darkover, many of the colonists and crew wished to stay and build an Earthlike society on the alien planet. They might be the.

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Marion Zimmer Bradley is one of my favourite authors. Specifically, about how every woman in the colony will have to have many children, and how they’ll not be able to do any real work while breeding, and they’ll enjoy it. I can only assume Bradley knocked this together after pressure from her publisher, possibly whilst bored and stuck at an airport for nine hours. And fantasy is varkover important part of coping mechanisms in critical situations.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Anyone interested in these books MUST follow him now. But, I find many of these generalizations somewhat useless — due to their generality.

MZB fans, science fiction readers, vintage science fiction readers. As you can tell from my review and the rating, I did NOT like the book. It’s got aliens, orgies, Celts, and space opera qualities – all of the bullet points I enjoyed. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Giving a thorough synopsis of the book would give away too much of its content.

Ewen and Heather don’t even examine her. This would definitely be the case on a resource poor planet! No, I do not.

What’s more, Darkover’s “powers” seem to gradually set free psychic abilities in its new inhabitants and a strange “Ghostwind” causes barriers between the individuals to temporarily break down, thereby leading to mass orgies with at times grave consequences. Darkover is metal and mineral poor, and not an optimum planet to sustain human life, so, he realizes people will have to change a great deal, and a new way of life will need to be developed, for humanity to survive there.

Whilst some are at ease with being guided by their gut – feelings, others, such as the spaceship’s captain, find it much harder to come to terms with the existence of these powers. The setting and the overall plot was intriguing I wish there was more of it in this particular book.


I remembered it as quite simplistic, and misogynistic.

While I wanted to smack the cold hearted male doctor, darkovsr has to admit the question in a colonizing ladfall should abortion be allowed? Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Even back in the 20th century, they did experiments on rats and ghetto populations and things, and found that one of the first results of crucial social overcrowding was the failure of maternal behavior.

A must for Darkover fans, but probably don’t waste your time to anyone else. A starship headed for the Coronis colony crash lands on a mysterious planet in unknown space. Shall I presume that the colonist-types are also the ones who want to roll back women’s lib?

Darkover Landfall by Bradley, Marion Zimmer

Until you remember what happened next in history. There are some nice touches, but a lot of bad touches – the sexism being pretty heavy-handed even for the s. I wanted to like the characters a lot more than I did, and I wanted to embrace their philosophies darover than I could. It is nice to see the real gods and goddesses that later Darkoveran characters talk about.

These things could have been developed further, but it was enough to add another star.

Sign up to receive offers and updates: All of us human beings have our pet idiosyncrasies, the lies we tell ourselves that simplify our views of our extremely complicated society. When the soft-handed aristocrats are forced to put their hands to building walls which is rarelythey roll up their sleeves, spit in their hands, grit their teeth, and do it Joachim, MZB published some opinion pieces in the 70s which would have gotten a man run out of town for their overt male chauvanism.

I’m well aware of the scandal that’s emerged since Marion Zimmer Bradley’s death; but I loved this series when I was a kid, and so when I stumbled on an old paperback, I thought I’d revisit it. Many of her novels had a feminist theme. So why do they distrust their descendants and their own skills at teaching critical thinking so much that they feel they have lwndfall emulate the Ch’in Emperor who wanted scholarship to be believed to have started with his reign, and so persecuted, reassigned, and sometimes killed, Confucian scholars?


Although ,andfall the plot nor the commentary is altogether successful.

Darkover Landfall

I feel like most of her male contemporaries did not go as far out of their way to make sure we all knew that women are fragile, illogical, emotionally-driven morons. However, An interesting introduction to a world I’d like to learn more about. Write a customer review. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

The engineering challenges alone are not even addressed. Plenty of people dismiss gay people as possibly being worthwhile human beings a view most now consider wrong or even evil at their own loss on the basis of that one issue too from the desire to have things be simpler than they are.

Or is this just MZB’s best guesses at evolutionary biology from the very early 70s? It’s highly unlikely that the Terrans could have made it to the stars without modifying the technology, and the attitude toward technology, that Bradley saw around her during the writing of most of the Darkover books.

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Let’s just say I don’t give much for the chieri’s chances. A woman is denied an abortion because apparently the colonists darlover need all the babies they can get. And I’m only on page Due to a lack of metal deposits, it is unlikely that it would ever support the requirement’s of a technologically advanced society, its climate is subjet to severe – and mostly freezing – temperatures and it is already inhabited by two other, humanoid species.

The planet has an abnormally large sun, The is excellent novel forms the lanndfall fiction basis for the fantasy in the Darkovef series. An interesting introduction to a world I’d like to learn more about. This is the first Darkover books in terms of internal chronology, showing the emergency landing of a Terran colony ship on the remote planet, and the subsequent struggle to create and maintain a viable society on an alien world without high technology.