The Bloody Sun was first published by Ace Books in 1964. The novel was substantially rewritten, expanded, and republished under the same title in 1979. Marion Zimmer Bradley's short story "To Keep the Oath" was included in this new edition and all subsequent reprintings.
Jeff Kerwin had spent his early years in the Spacemen's Orphanage on Darkover. Yet he'd never felt that he belonged there, for he was haunted by dreams of the world surrounding the Terran city. After being shipped back to Earth, Jeff finally returns to the planet of the bloody sun, where he hopes to unlock the mystery of his heritage.
Marion Zimmer Bradley was an American fantasy and science fiction author. She was born 1930 and died 1999 after suffering a major heart attack.
Writing for over 4 decades, Marion Zimmer Bradley is best known for her Darkover science fantasy series and her Arthurian masterpiece, The Mists of Avalon. She also edited anthologies for several years and published Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine.
Photo by Modern Arts Studio, Oakland, California. Source: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust.