Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover: Accepting a ...

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Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover: Accepting a Thought-Experiment

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Lehman, Amanda
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Aronstein, Dr. Susan
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University of Wyoming
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2009-05-14

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Marion Zimmer Bradley performed what she called, a “thought-experiment” in her Darkover novels, developing her writing into an example of the genre of Science-Fantasy which has been embraced by many authors since her time. This paper explores the formation of Bradley’s world now known as Darkover through her reactions to the cultural issues of the 60s, 70s and 80s, when she was writing most. From the website devoted to this series, to the book written about Darkover by Bradley’s second husband, the information on Bradley and her world spans a wide range of sources and points of view. This wealth of material, added to the more than 20 novels in the series, help analysis while also showing the impact of Bradley’s work on her audience. In working to break into the male-dominated world of Science-Fiction, Bradley joined a powerful movement to strengthen equality between diverse peoples, whether different in gender, race, sexual orientation, or general philosophy. Her writing aims towards an ideal of understanding and cooperation between all people. While this suggested mode of operations was relevant to those living in fear of Vietnam and the Cold War, the wish for mutual acceptance through comprehension remains prominent in today’s world.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Marion Zimmer Bradley

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Darkover

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science fiction literature

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socio-cultural issues

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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