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Davidson, Avram

Overview
Works: 124 works in 358 publications in 4 languages and 5,070 library holdings
Genres: Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Short stories  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea  Periodicals  Novels  Novellas  Short stories, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3554.A924, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Avram Davidson
The Best from fantasy and science fiction by Fantasy and Science Fiction( )

in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vergil in Averno by Avram Davidson( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was a Master in Arts Magical, but not yet Incantor et Magus Now Vergil Magus, the powerful sorcerer-poet, returns in the long-awaited prequel to Avram Davidson's bestselling novel of fable and magic, The Phoenix and the Mirror. Here, Vergil's extraordinary adventures begin as he journeys into the hideous heart of evil and darkness ... ' Enter the Very Rich City of Averno and discover a place on untold riches and untamed lusts, of orgies and drunken revelries, of madness and human corruption. Here is a decaying metropolis of wizards and warlocks, where old crones spin webs of cruelty and deceit, and hell lurks in a labyrinth of underworld caves. Vergil has come to Averno to uncover the secret of its eternal fires, the very center of its wealth and prominence. But as he explores the inner sancta of this ancient and heartless inferno, he finds, too, the fiery bed of Poppaea, the beautiful wife of the city's most influential Magnates. With this forbidden pleasure comes forbidden knowledge, and Vergil is drawn into a web of intrigue that threatens to turn the terrible power of Averno against him. For centuries, the lords of the city have thrived on the bloody sacrifice of their own people. Now they are determined to add one more name to the scrolls of Averno's dead ... And to cast Vergil, now an outlaw, into the burning pits of the dying empire
The Avram Davidson treasury : a tribute collection by Avram Davidson( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects thirty-eight short stories by American author Avram Davidson, written over the course of more than thirty years, from the 1950s to the 1990s; with introductions by notable writers, including Ursula LeGuin, Alan Dean Foster, Harlan Ellison, and others
The Best from Fantasy & science fiction, 24th series by Edward L Ferman( Book )

25 editions published between 1954 and 1969 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of short stories and readers' contributions to contests published in "Fantasy & Science Fiction."
The best of Avram Davidson by Avram Davidson( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and French and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures in unhistory : conjectures on the factual foundations of several ancient legends by Avram Davidson( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the foundations of fifteen legends involving the voyages of Sinbad, dragons, mermaids, the moon, and various other subjects
The Redward Edward papers by Avram Davidson( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and French and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phoenix and the mirror by Avram Davidson( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil the Roman poet was remembered as Vergil the Mage, a powerful and benevolent sorceror who used his powers to protect the city of Naples. From this beginning Davidson created a world surpassingly rich and strange. Vergil Magus is trapped by the spells of the exiled Queen Cornelia. To free himself he must undertake for her one of the greatest works of alchemy: the making of a Virgin Speculum, a bronze mirror so forged that whoever first looks into it will see whatever they most desired to see. To do this will take Vergil to the very limit of his powers. He must undertake the arcane discplines of alchemy and magic. He must thread his way through intrigues both political and occult. Along the way he will encounter manticores, mandrakes, a madwoman, a gargoyle, a Cyclops, Sea Huns, eunuch priests, sacred hermaphrodites and the two thousand beautiful priestesses of Aphrodite. And, more perilous than any of these, the enigmatic being known as the Phoenix
The other nineteenth century : a story collection by Avram Davidson( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new collection of long out-of-print short fiction by one of the premier fantasy authors of the twentieth century presents historical fantasy tales set against the backdrop of an alternative Mitteleuropa, Victorian England, and the American frontier
Joyleg by Avram Davidson( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who is Joyleg? What is he? There are governments that want to know his secret. There is evidence that he is more than 200 years old. And indeed he does have a secret--one that will cause the history of the world to be rewritten!"--Page 4 of cover
Peregrine: primus by Avram Davidson( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peregrine was the illigitimate son of the king of Sapodilla, which, as every schoolboy knows, was the last pagan kingdom in the world to resist Christianity. Cast out of Sapodilla as required by law when he reached his majority, Peregrine sallied forth into the Dark Ages with his page Dafty and the rather time-worn sorcerer Appledore to find his fortune. What he found instead was: dragons, whores, Huns, Roman legions, emperors, and a delightful collection of mysteries and adventures
Rork! by Avram Davidson( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ran Lomar wanted only to be left alone—to get away from it all. That's why he volunteered for duty on Pia 2, the most remote, isolated world in the Galaxy. His assignment was simple. The problem on Pia 2 was redwing, a plant used throughout the Galaxy as a medical fixative. Redwing grew only on Pia 2 and lately, less and less was being harvested. Lomar's job was to find out why, and to do something about it. A simple job. Or so it seemed. Tan Carlo Harb, the Station Officer, tried to warn him. But Lomar had to find out for himself about the strange inhabitants of Pia 2—the Tocks, the Tame ones, and the Wild ones, and the mysterious, legendary "rorks" that everyone feared
Strange seas and shores : a collection of short stories by Avram Davidson( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mutiny in space by Avram Davidson( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in English and French and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marooned on an unknown planet, the Persephone's officers moved warily through the forest. They had escaped the mutineers, but they knew there was danger ahead ... only, what was it? These men would be pleased to conquer this world, but they find that the native society is ruled by women, who are armed and ready to fight and protect what is theirs
The investigations of Avram Davidson by Avram Davidson( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like Malamud and Jackson, Avram Davidson brought a unique level of charm, wit, and intrigue to the short story form. Collected here for the first time are his remarkable mystery tales, including the 1815 investigations of New York's Chief Constable; a sinister lesson in New England thrift; New Amsterdam river pirates versus the KGB; treachery in nursing home; and expatriates who will kill for a little peace and quiet
Masters of the maze by Avram Davidson( Book )

9 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the worlds and across the eons runs the Maze#x97;a pathway to all space and time. Its Masters know its secret and guard it#x97;but now the monstrous Chulpex are using it to swarm across the galaxy and ravage Earth. Only one man, chosen by the Masters, can stop them.?Maybe his best sf novel.?#x97;Conlang.org Avram Davidson was a Hugo Award-winning novelist, short story writer, and essayist. With nineteen novels and hundreds of short stories and essays to his name, he won the World Fantasy Award three times. His science fiction and fantasy works are considered a cornerstone of their genres
The Best from Fantasy and science fiction( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of short stories and readers' contributions to contests published in "Fantasy & Science Fiction."
The island under the earth by Avram Davidson( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earthy, hot-tempered Captain Stag followed a simple man's quest; Tabnath Lo the trader was driven by obsessions; the enigmatic augurs Castegor and Gortecas manuervered toward secret ends; and around them all the Sixlimbed Folk massed in hatred and plotted barbaric vengeance
Or all the seas with oysters by Avram Davidson( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1976 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clash of star-kings ; Danger from Vega by Avram Davidson( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danger from Vega: Jeremy Thope and his crew were stranded on the shores of a dangerous planet. To survive he and his crew had to discover the key to the magic that the planet possessed
 
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The Avram Davidson treasury : a tribute collection
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Adventures in unhistory : conjectures on the factual foundations of several ancient legendsThe other nineteenth century : a story collectionJoylegPeregrine: primusRork!Mutiny in spaceThe investigations of Avram DavidsonMasters of the maze
Alternative Names
Avram Davidson Amerikaans auteur

Avram Davidson US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-, Fantasy- und Mystery-Autor, Mitglied der Tenrikyō-Religion

Дэвидсон, Эйв

אברם דוידסון

데이비슨, 에이브럼 1923-1993

데이빗슨, 아브람 1923-1993

エイヴラム・デイヴィッドスン

ディヴィドスン, エイヴラム

デイヴィッドスン, アヴラム

阿夫拉姆·戴維森

Languages
English (174)

French (6)

Dutch (2)

Russian (1)