Marion Zimmer Bradley - Darkover Landfall (Darkover)
Darkover, the planet of wonder, the world of mystery, has been a favorite of science fiction readers for many years. For it is a truly alien sphere--a world of strange intelligence, of brooding skies beneath a ruddy sun, and of powers unknown to Earth. In this novel, Marion Zimmer Bradley tells of the original coming of the Earthmen, of the days when Darkover knew not humanity. This is the full-bodied novel of what happened when a colonial starship crashlanded on that uncharted planet to encounter for the first time in human existence the impact of the Ghost Wind, the psychic currents that were native only to that world, and the price that every Earthling must pay before Darkover could claim him for itself.