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I don't know what it is about Darkover. I know other anthology series that lost their spark after years of publishing. That has not happened with this Darkover series. The stories are all quite good, and show not only the well known bits of Darkover, but new places. And these new places are so clearly described that it is undeniable that they were always there. The editor says that this is the last of the series, and that's a shame.
This was an excellent Darkover anthology and I enjoyed every page of it. I have been reading about Darkover since the early 1970's and have read every novel and anthology. I'm so sad that the literary trust has decided to end this series with the 19th anthology and hope there is a chance they may reconsider. The quality of these stories proves that the potential for excellent future volumes exists. If not I will look forward to future novels by Deborah Ross.
I have enjoyed Darkover stories since I first Read MZB's (Marion Zimmer Bradley's) The Bloody Sun. I wish she was still around writing more of them, its a place many, many readers have loved to visit in her 27 titles/books in the series. 'The Catch Trap' was also a great book by MZB. The stories in this anthology are well written adventures well worth enjoying!
This is the 19th and last Darkover anthology. I have read all of them. This is a very good selection of authors and stories. I will miss getting more, but I understand. I have this in paper and on Kindle.