Both in "the Unity"

Saturday, May 4th, 2013 11:06 am
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
I think the similarlity I noticed between two of Marion Zimmer Bradley's books is best explained by an author who was amusing herself or recycling concepts.

The Ruins of Isis (published in 1978) has "The Scholar Dame di Velo [...] was notorious because she adhered, publicly, to the controversial theory that the entire Galaxy had, at one time, been seeded, or colonized, by a single race of beings which had been given the name of Builders."

The Survivors (1979 sequel to Hunters of the Red Moon) has a character mentioning, "I've been following the controversy over Delm Velok's Lost Starship Theory."

Her Darkover series has lost starships too, and an issue of "Closed Worlds" which is a term used in
The Survivors also.

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 06:40 pm
katherine: A line of books on a shelf, in greens and browns (books)
I'm re-reading Marion Zimmer Bradley's Hunters of the Red Moon at the moment, and wondering if it's set in the same universe as The Ruins of Isis. They both refer to "the Unity" of civilized planets, though there are language use differences, and I have an idea that The Ruins of Isis had fewer aliens. Clearly that's the one to re-read next.

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