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Intro

In Info on April 7, 2014 at 8:16 pm

This bibliography is a combination of fanatical love and scholarly devotion. It began as a graduate school project back in 2001; I was in library school, and our assignment was to compile a bibliography on our favorite author. The assignment was meant to teach us about literary databases – but because Bradley was so elusive and prolific, I ended up flying out to University of California Riverside, pouring through their fanzine collection in a somewhat overwhelming task of trying to find all of Bradley’s lost stories.

So this project continued intensely for several years, until I realized that though it was mostly finished, publishers (and PhD programs) were completely uninterested. So I filed it away, a bit regretful. Now that I don’t need a publisher to make it available, I’m dusting off my notes and copies of MZB’s Fantasy Magazine.

Bradley never published her own list; her family is selective about which works they acknowledge (though I have heard from her estate and have made some edits based on their feedback); former bibliographers and biographers were not comprehensive; and most fanzines are not indexed anywhere and have had to be in-hand to be identified. I can’t claim to have everything, but it is, as far as I know, this is the most comprehensive Bradley bibliography available, and I hope it gives Bradley the credit she deserves as a pioneer in feminism and science fiction.

Cheers,
Dawn Bovasso

Using This Bibliography

In Info on April 7, 2014 at 8:14 pm

•    The first place of publication is cited for each work; reprints are not. If a work was significantly changed and given a new title, it is cited again.
•    When available, the volume, issue, year, and month are cited for all magazines rather than the MLA standard of just the month and year. This was done because of the inconsistencies, particularly in fanzines, in numbering and dates.
•    Bradley was inconsistent about numbering her fanzine Day*Star. I attempted to correct some of the volume numbers based on the dates of the FAPA mailings, which are reliable. However, defer to the dates of the issue.
•    Some entries have the beginning but not the ending page number due to available resources. This is indicated by a “+” following the first page number.
•    This bibliography does not include: introductions to her own novels, as they are assumed to be part of the work; and mini-responses to her fan letters in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine.
•    Bradley wrote one confirmed novel under the pseudonym John Dexter. Its publishing house used that pen name for multiple writers, so even though more than one book exists under that name, in that genre, by that publisher, only one (No Adam for Eve) is confirmed to be Bradley’s.

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In Info on April 7, 2014 at 6:59 pm
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