Avram Davidson


It may be that Avram Davidson never realized that he was too brilliant in too many ways to be popular : too wickedly satiric, too erudite, too speculative, too well written, too intimately familiar with about fifteen different cultures.  . . .  He was unclassifiable, and a genius.

Guy Davenport

Perhaps sf's most explicitly literary author.  [. . .]  It is hard to imagine the genre that could encompass him ; it is even more difficult to imagine fantasy or sf without him.  

John Clute, in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

"Something Rich and Strange" : A Bio-bibliographical essay on Avram Davidson by Henry Wessells

Michael Dirda's Review of The Avram Davidson Treasury (from The Washington Post, 11 October 1998)

Reno Odlin's Letter to George Sanderson on Adventures in Unhistory (from The Antigonish Review, Number 93-94)

Obituary of Avram Davidson by Ed Ferman (from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, September 1993)

An Appreciation by Gardner Dozois (from Locus magazine, June 1993)

Obituary of Avram Davidson by Gardner Dozois (from Asimov's Science Fiction, November 1993)

The Davidson Apocrypha by Gregory Feeley (from Foundation 27)

Why I Like Avram Davidson's Novels & Stories by Henry Wessells, with comments on selected stories

List of Selected Secondary Sources

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