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The Avram Davidson Treasury

A Tribute Collection

Avram Davidson; Edited, and with Introductions by, Robert Silverberg and Grania Davis; Afterwords by Ray Bradbury and Harlan Ellison

Tor Books

Avram Davidson was one of the great original American writers of this century. He was erudite, cranky, Jewish, wildly creative, and sold most of his wonderful stories to pulp magazines. They are wonderful.

Now his estate and his friends have brought together a definitive collection of his finest work, each story introduced by an SF luminary: writers like Ursula K. Le Guin, William Gibson, Poul Anderson, Gene Wolfe, Guy Davenport, Peter S. Beagle, Gregory Benford, Thomas M. Disch, and dozens of others. This is a volume every lover of fantasy will need to own.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

Avram Davidson was one of the great original American writers of this century. He was erudite, cranky, Jewish, wildly creative, and sold most of his wonderful stories to pulp magazines. They are wonderful.

Now his estate and his friends have brought together a definitive collection of his finest work, each story introduced by an SF luminary: writers like Ursula K. Le Guin, William Gibson, Poul Anderson, Gene Wolfe, Guy Davenport, Peter S. Beagle, Gregory Benford, Thomas M. Disch, and dozens of others. This is a volume every lover of fantasy will need to own.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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  THE FIFTIESMy Boy Friend’s Name Is JelloINTRODUCTION BY ROBERT SILVERBERGThis little story was the science-fiction world’s introduction to the art of Avram Davidson. It occupied just four pages of the July, 1954 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, which then was an elegant and fastidious publication edited by the elegant and fastidious Anthony Boucher, a connoisseur of fine wines and opera and mystery stories and fantasy, and his colleague J. Francis McComas. Boucher’s brief introduction to the story went like this:
Avram Davidson, scholar and critic,
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"Not merely a treasury, it's a genuine treasure. Some of its pages will carry you away to strange seas and shores, others will show you the marvelous within the merely ordinary, and just about all of them will take your breath away. But that's what magicians do."
--The Washington Post Book World

"The Avram Davidson Treasury may be the most satisfying short-story collection of the decade."--Amazon.com

"Buy this book. it is aply named: a treasure."--Interzone
"Not merely a treasury, it's a genuine treasure. Some of its pages will carry you away to strange seas and shores, others will show you the marvelous within the merely ordinary, and just about all of them will take your breath away. But that's what magicians do."
--The Washington Post Book World

"The Avram Davidson Treasury may be the most satisfying short-story collection of the decade."--Amazon.com

"Buy this book. it is aply named: a treasure."--Interzone

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  • Avram Davidson; Edited, and with Introductions by, Robert Silverberg and Grania Davis; Afterwords by Ray Bradbury and Harlan Ellison

  • Avram Davidson was born in Yonkers, New York, in 1923. After spending some time at New York University, he served in the Marines from 1942 till 1946--and again saw action during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. For two years in the early 1960s, Davidson edited Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine. He earned awards and accolades throughout his life for his SF writing, including the Hugo Award, the Edgar Award, the Ellery Queen Award, and three World Fantasy Awards. Davidson died in 1993.
     Harlan Ellison has written or edited 75 books and more than 1700 stories, essays, articles, and newspaper columns as well as two dozen teleplays and a dozen motion pictures.  He won the Hugo award nine times, the Nebula award three times, the Bram Stoker award six times (including The Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996), the Edgar Allan Poe Award of the Mystery Writers of America twice, the Georges Méliès fantasy film award twice, and was awarded the Silver Pen for Journalism by PEN, the international writer’s union. Harlan has garnered two Audie Awards for the best in audio recordings.  Along with Stefan Rudnicki and other narrators, Harlan read the 20th anniversary edition of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, published by Macmillan Audio.
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