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Darkover Landfall By Marion Zimmer Bradley,

  • Title: Darkover Landfall
  • Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • ISBN: 9780879975678
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Paperback
  • Book by Bradley, Marion Zimmer
    Darkover Landfall Book by Bradley Marion Zimmer

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    1. Night settled over the world of the four moons the dark sun sank in a strange clear twilight and the rare stars appeared One after another, the moons climbed the sky the great violet gleaming moon, the paler green and blue gemlike discs, the small one like a white pearl In the clearing where the great starship, alien to this world, lay huge and strange and menacing, the men from Earth breathed the strange wind and the strange pollen borne on its breath, and curious impulses straggled and erupted [...]

    2. It is very difficult to read this in 2011 One of the characters assures himself he s no male chauvinist while thumping around, whinging about how he has to include female scientists on his survey team and telling them to zip up their parkas because their t shirts are indecently clingy I get that this was published in 1972, when MZB had no idea what gender equality would look like in a ideal form, but this ain t it A hysterical woman has already been slapped into sense, by the way And I m only o [...]

    3. I know I have a lot of reviews that have become backed up but I must admit I have been righting a few outstanding wrongs like the story of Darkover.I first came across the series in the early days of my getting in to reading what I wanted to read as compared to what school told me to read It was during the early days of book hunting where I would rummage through any old box of books I would stumble across at the charity stores or car boot sales sorry English thing Now it did mean my literary voc [...]

    4. Two thirds into this book and I m setting it down for good While it begins an interesting enough crash landing and survival story, there is too much relentlessly sexist material here for me to sit by and endure Perhaps I was expecting something different from a woman author who has at times flirted with feminism, but this is ridiculous A woman is denied an abortion because apparently the colonists will need all the babies they can get This is frustrating enough But then a man explains to this wo [...]

    5. I m a fan of Marion Zimmer Bradley, but my affection for her rests not on the Avalon books, which I didn t care for, but her Darkover series Darkover is a lost colony of Earth that falls back into a medieval society Ruled by a psychically gifted aristocracy, after centuries it s rediscovered by a star spanning high tech human federation, giving the series a feel of both science fiction and fantasy The Darkover series as a whole features strong female characters, but it has enough swashbuckling a [...]

    6. 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 It doesn t feel anything like the main books of the series, which are high science fantasy with psychic powers, but I enjoy it anyway It works perfectly for me as an unabashed fantasy about exploration and colonisation MZB tries to depict the dange [...]

    7. AHAHAHA 1970s My favourite part the bit where the male lead goes I m not a chauvinist, but HERE ARE SOME TOTALLY SEXIST OPINIONS EVEN FOR THE 70s I paraphrase I wish there was detail about everyday survival stuff It feels like a sketch to explain some backstory than a novel.

    8. Not a review of any particular edition Coming to this after Thendara House was a bit of a letdown for me I wanted to like the characters a lot than I did, and I wanted to embrace their philosophies than I could I was able to sympathize with exactly two Judy Lovat and Camilla Del Rey Well, three, but the third is a spoiler view spoiler If only this had been written after 1972.Falling in the early days of Bradley s SCA involvement, it seems natural to me that she should create a fantasy world in [...]

    9. 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 itybe the rest of the series was better This book exists solely to explain how the society the series focuses on came about Since I only dimly remember a lot of the details, I probably missed some subtle cues But there s basically no plot It starts post crash Then some stuff happens But there s no real driving [...]

    10. There has been some debate about how good of writer MZB was If I am being totally honest, I would have to say that she is not the best writer in the world, and considering the massive amount of work she put out, some of it is hack work.The Darkover novels always stand out, however Part of this for me is that there is almost consistent theme of the good of the society versus the rights of the inidivual in the books, even in the earlier ones That theme is one full view here.Landfall tells the stor [...]

    11. I am going through quite a phase with Marion at the moment, and it was her Avalon series that got me hooked on her work It made sense to progress to the critically acclaimed Darkover series next I also decided to find background information on Marion Zimmer Bradley and this can be found on readaroundtheclock In terms of internal chronology, Darkover Landfall is a good starting point as it tells the story of the first earthlings stranded on Darkover following the crash landing of their spaceship [...]

    12. The is excellent novel forms the science fiction basis for the fantasy in the Darkover series Bradley is often credited with successfully blending the elements of science fiction and fantasy, and she does so brilliantly in this book.Darkover Landfall is largely a hard science fiction novel it tells the story of how a colony ship, forced badly off course by a gravitational anomaly, crash lands on the only planet it can find with a habitable atmosphere The planet has an abnormally large sun, four [...]

    13. This is an amazingly hard book to write Some have called it a Robinson Crusoe story I disagree This wasn t about just one man being marooned on a desert island It was an entire spaceship full of people Call it a Lord of the Flies story instead There s a reason not many of these have been written They re hard The author has to realistically figure out how the marooned characters are going to set up society in the absence of all controls and influences, thus realistically answering philosophical q [...]

    14. La serie di Darkover cos stratificata che reputo opportuna una pi o meno prolissa introduzione prima di parlare del romanzo oggetto della recensione Va subito detto che Darkover non nasce come serie, lo diviene nel corso della pubblicazione nell idea dell autrice, ogni romanzo doveva essere fruibile a s , e, per lo stesso motivo, talvolta viene a mancare la coerenza interna tra un romanzo e l altro.La pubblicazione dei romanzi non segue la linea storica della colonizzazione di Darkover il primo [...]

    15. Erf I ve started re reading this series, because I remember how much I loved it when I was a teenager but damn, I didn t remember this one was so bad Or is it because I sometimes used to like shite as a teenager, and that was part of it The story in itself is not uninteresting, all the since it s THE origins book in the Darkover series, but the relationships especially the way women are viewed and treated Wow That was one special level of bad view spoiler I can sort of accept a patriarchal soci [...]

    16. The original meaning of the word cartoon was like a preliminary sketch This book is something like a POSTliminary cartoon an attempt to explain logically how people got in to the sort of situations we see them in in later though often written earlier books There s some effort at explanation, but not much Why, for example, do the ships not have distress beacons There s a later book in which contact with the Terran Empire is reestablished but there s a lacuna of hundreds of years Why Did the chie [...]

    17. Kann mich den vielerorts negativ ge usserten Stimmen zum chronologisch ersten Band der Darkover Reihe nur anschliessen schlechte Dialoge, unfassbar sexistisch, trashig, uvm Da man seine Meinung dieser ansonsten gefeierte Serie jedoch nicht gleich mit diesem als Prequel gedachten Start bilden soll, wage ich mich mal an den Folgeband kann eigentlich nur besser werden.

    18. An ok book but it just doesn t really go anywhere it s clearly written as a nothing than a prequel filling in Darkover s history A spaceship crashes but no reason is given as to why No one seems to know, much less care It s a colony ship, but the colonists don t seem to have basic equipment like personal communicators or any kind of transportation, and the captain doesn t mention any standard emergency procedures for crashing on an alien planet, surely a basic part of officer training The ship [...]

    19. I had a hard time getting into this book I already knew how it had to end, being somewhat familiar with Darkover, and the journey of getting to that point was not holding my attention The characters were largely two dimensional, though they improved towards the end, and the chauvinistic hero whatever he claims grew tiresome The ending was not what I would have liked to happen, and I m not sure it was necessary SPOILERS Still, I gave it 3 stars, not 2, because of the moral, psychological and even [...]

    20. I remembered it as quite simplistic, and misogynistic I m no longer so sure It sets a frame for the other darkover novels, with the male female imbalance Sometimes, its awkward clumsy the girl but gives some reasons for the imbalanced society of darkover, prejudiced against women On the whole, I liked it

    21. Choisi et lu pour mon cours de Paralitt rature J ai choisi ce livre car Marion Zimmer Bradley tait apparemment l une des rares femmes de son poque qui avait su s imposer en science fiction Et bien pour moi ce livre a t une grosse d ception et honn tement si ce n tait pas pour un cours je ne l aurais m me pas termin.

    22. I like MZB although at times, her characterization is lacking I ve read the entire Darkover series and I like them all I like her fascination with linguistic minutiae and genealogy The only thing I regretted about this book is that I had hoped it might reveal the origins of some of the later Darkover mythology about Hastur, the Lord of Light and his counterparts sigh

    23. I read this book a few times during my Darkover period,otherwise known as the 1990 s I pulled it out recently, expecting to be back in a familiar world.Oh my The book hasn t changed, but I have The rampant sexism was appalling A man declares he isn t a male chauvinist but slaps his female companion when she gets hysterical Camilla is brainwashed into believing that she was brainwashed to not want children There is a lot that I do like about the book I love books and stories about colonizing new [...]

    24. Maybe a 3.5 but not quite a 4 for me I enjoyed it, will probably look for other Darkover stories, but just didn t get drawn into the story the way I expected When a colony ship crashes on an uncharted planet, the survivors must decide on their focus Captain Leicester finds himself at odds with many of the others He sees rebuilding the ship and saving technology as the new colony s focus where others want to jump into planting crops and building shelters, accepting this planet as their new home T [...]

    25. Relecture de mon adolescence A l poque j avais bien aim la s rie, bien que l ayant lue dans le d sordre Je l ai donc red couverte car il ne m en reste aucun souvenir J ai bien aim la th orie improbable de la population viable minimale pour peupler une plan te avec le chiffre d risoire invoqu par Bradley, mais bon, ne chipotons pas trop Il faut juste voir ce volume comme une introduction l univers de T n breuse dont il donne la cl.

    26. This was hard going The sexism left a bad taste The writing wasn t great And the characters weren t particularly fleshed out But A very interesting premise, a colonising space ship getting stranded and rediscovering certain innate extra sensory powers probably fantasy than science fiction I believe there are other books about Darkover and this one is recognised as not a good un So I will try another I reckon.

    27. I read the first book in this omnibus, Darkover Landfall in 2008 I m now continuing with Two to Conquer I am following my own reading order for the Darkover novels as described on my blog brigidsflame feymorgai except that I read Darkover Landfall earlier and am reading Two to Conquer now after Hawkmistress instead of after City of Sorcery.The 5 star rating on here is for Darkover Landfall I ll adjust the rating, if necessary, after I read Two to Conquer and maybe write a review of the omnibus A [...]

    28. I can see why this is a classic in Science Fiction The author draws you in with descriptions of the planet and makes you care about all the Characters It has a good plot and the story move from one scene to another where you want to see what happens next I enjoyed it very much.

    29. I lost my previous review and I feel depressed I m taking a break from the love stories I was reading lately and I decided to read this amazing series again, this time in its chronological order.It s wonderful, having the benefit to know what will happen, to relate the Darkover culture to that beginning The religion, the classes, the society organization, most of those things depend from the first days of Earth people on Darkover.Lately I read bad things about the author, I m going to detach the [...]

    30. Loved it I m 46 and have meant for years to read the Darkover novels Finally finished this one Great fiction by one of sci fi s greats

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