Free Amazons of Darkover

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Free Amazons of Darkover
Cover of the first edition
Author edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Cover artist Richard Hescox
Country United States
Language English
Series Darkover
Genre Fantasy Science fiction short stories
Publisher DAW Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 304 pp
ISBN 0-87997-722-1
OCLC 8311149

Free Amazons of Darkover is an anthology of fantasy and science fiction short stories edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley. The stories are set in Bradley's world of Darkover. The book was first published by DAW Books (No. 657) in December, 1985.


  • Introduction: About Amazons, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • "The Oath of the Free Amazons," by Walter Breen
  • "The Legend of Lady Bruna," by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • "Cast Off Your Chains," by Margaret Silvestri
  • "The Banshee," by Sherry Kramer
  • "On the Trail," by Barbara Armistead
  • "To Open a Door," by P. Alexandra Riggs
  • "The Meeting," by Nina Boal
  • "The Mother Quest," by Diana L. Paxson
  • "Child of the Heart," by Elisabeth Waters
  • "Midwife," by Deborah Wheeler
  • "Recruits," by Maureen Shannon
  • "A Different Kind of Courage," by Mercedes R. Lackey
  • "Knives," by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • "Tactics," by Jane M. H. Bigelow
  • "This One Time," by Joan Marie Verba
  • "Her Own Blood," by Margaret L. Carter
  • "The Camel’s Nose," by Susan Holtzer
  • "Girls Will Be Girls," by Patricia Shaw-Mathews
  • "Growing Pains," by Susan M. Shwartz
  • "Oath of the Free Amazons: Terran, Techno Period," by Jaida n’ha Sandra