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Avram Davidson

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Avram Davidson was an American Jewish writer of fantasy fiction, science fiction, and crime fiction, as well as the author of many stories that do not fit into a genre niche. He won a Hugo Award and three World Fantasy Awards in the science fiction and fantasy genre, a World Fantasy Life Achievement award, and a Queen's Award and an Edgar Award in the mystery genre. Davidson edited The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction from 1962 to 1964. His last novel The Boss in the Wall: A Treatise on the House Devil was completed by Grania Davis and was a Nebula Award finalist in 1998. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction says "he is perhaps sf's most explicitly literary author".

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Avram Davidson We just published Skinny - Avram served as a Navy hospital corpsman (medic) with the Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II and after the war…moreWe just published Skinny - Avram served as a Navy hospital corpsman (medic) with the Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II and after the war he was stationed in China. This semi-autobiographical story was written in the early 1950’s and was never published until now.

We are also working on several audio books as well as hoping to publish "Beer! Beer! Beer!" at the end of 2021 just in time for the holidays.(less)
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Hey everyone, Avram's never published book Beer! Beer! Beer! is almost ready for publication. We are looking for a few more beta readers. If you are interested please go to www.avramdavidson.com and contact us. Let us know you are interested in being a beta reader.
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The Adventures of Doctor Eszterhazy by Avram Davidson
"It must be a source of endless frustration to Davidson's friends and fans that his work isn't better known, because good lord it deserves to be. This collection is a joy and a pleasure - right from the riotous opening story and all through the variou" Read more of this review »
Beer! Beer! Beer! by Avram Davidson
"Sit back and enjoy the view as Avram Davidson takes you on a guided tour of Yokums. With an unforgettable cast of larger-than-life characters, the story of a prohibition era town’s discovery of a mysterious source of beer, and their obsession in find" Read more of this review »
Beer! Beer! Beer! by Avram Davidson
"This is a mainstream book, but it has all the characteristics of Davidson's fantasies: lovingly portrayed idiosyncratic characters, dead-on dialog, attention to detail, a conversational tone, a sense of whimsey, and, most of all, a seemingly rambling" Read more of this review »
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“What is cheaper than lust or of less value than alchemy or aphrodisiacs?”
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“Besides not tasting good, the dodo had one or two fateful weaknesses. It laid its eggs upon the open ground, instead of concealing them. And it could not fly. As to why it could not fly—It seems inevitable for it to be said that this was because there were no predators on Mauritius. Indeed there were none either, in Australia, where lived the emu, which could not fly. There were none in New Zealand, where the flightless moa dwelt, in awful ignorance of the awful fact that some day its chief fame would be as an adjunct to the composers of cross-word puzzles. There were no predators in Iceland, to the great comfort of the great auk. Nor were there any on the frozen shelves of Antarctica, land of the flightless penguin.3 However, does this really explain anything?”
Avram Davidson, Adventures in Unhistory: Conjectures on the Factual Foundations of Several Ancient Legends

“Well, well, sooner or later we shall come to that landmark in almost every Adventure, Pliny the Elder; and so here he is again, bitching as usual; but, as usual, telling us things of great interest.”
Avram Davidson, Adventures in Unhistory: Conjectures on the Factual Foundations of Several Ancient Legends




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