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Avram Davidson (1923–1993)

Autor(a) de The Phoenix and the Mirror

182+ Works 5,307 Membros 92 Críticas 15 Favorited

About the Author

Avram Davidson was one of the great masters of short fiction of the twentieth century, a writer who won the major awards in the science-fiction, fantasy, and mystery genres -- the Hugo, Edgar, and World Fantasy Awards -- while constantly pushing at the boundaries of those genres. He published mostrar mais seventeen novels and wrote more than 200 stories and essays during his lifetime mostrar menos
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Obras por Avram Davidson

The Phoenix and the Mirror (1969) 363 exemplares
Rocannon's World / The Kar-Chee Reign (1900) — Autor — 226 exemplares
And On the Eighth Day (1964) 206 exemplares
The Fourth Side of the Triangle (1965) 187 exemplares
The Other Nineteenth Century (2002) 185 exemplares
Peregrine: Primus (1971) 159 exemplares
Rork! (1965) 151 exemplares
Peregrine: Secundus (1981) 142 exemplares
The House of Brass (1968) — Autor — 141 exemplares
Mutiny in Space (1964) 134 exemplares
The island under the earth (1969) 130 exemplares
Masters of the Maze (1965) 128 exemplares
Or All the Seas with Oysters (1962) 125 exemplares
Joyleg (1962) — Autor — 121 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 12th Series (1963) — Editor; Contribuidor — 118 exemplares
The Kar-Chee Reign & Rogue Dragon (1966) 113 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 13th Series (1964) — Editor; Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
Strange Seas and Shores (1971) 97 exemplares
Rogue Dragon (1965) 87 exemplares
Magic For Sale (1983) — Editor, Contributor — 87 exemplares
What strange stars and skies (1964) 84 exemplares
Marco Polo and The Sleeping Beauty (1988) — Autor — 83 exemplares
Ursus of Ultima Thule (1973) 77 exemplares
Vergil in Averno (1987) 73 exemplares
The Enemy of My Enemy (1966) 70 exemplares
Investigations of Avram Davidson (1999) 55 exemplares
Collected Fantasies (1974) 52 exemplares
Danger from Vega / Clash of Star-Kings (1966) — Autor — 50 exemplares
Limekiller (2003) 47 exemplares
Clash of Star-Kings (1966) 41 exemplares
The Scarlet Fig (2005) 31 exemplares
The best of Avram Davidson (1979) 26 exemplares
The Redward Edward Papers (1978) 23 exemplares
The Kar-Chee Reign (1966) 17 exemplares
The Golem [short story] (1958) 12 exemplares
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction November 1964, Vol. 27, No. 5 (1964) — Editor; Autor; Book reviewer — 12 exemplares
Los mejores relatos de fantasía del mas allá (1986) — Editor — 11 exemplares
The House the Blakeneys Built (1965) 8 exemplares
Or the grasses grow (1958) 7 exemplares
Crimes and chaos (1962) 7 exemplares
No Fire Burns [short fiction] (1959) 5 exemplares
Full Chicken Richness (1983) 5 exemplares
Naples [short fiction] (1978) 4 exemplares
The Bounty Hunter [short story] (1958) 4 exemplares
The Montavarde Camera 4 exemplares
Dagon [short story] (1959) 4 exemplares
King's Evil [short fiction] (2014) 4 exemplares
The Wailing of the Gaulish Dead (2013) 4 exemplares
The Last Wizard (1972) 4 exemplares
The Hills Behind Hollywood High (1983) 4 exemplares
The Slovo Stove (1985) 4 exemplares
Duke Pasquale's Ring 4 exemplares
Selectra Six-Ten [short story] (1970) 3 exemplares
David&son (2016) 3 exemplares
Goslin Day {short story}   (1970) 3 exemplares
Caravan To Illiel (1976) 2 exemplares
The Kappa Nu Nexus — Autor — 2 exemplares
AD 100: Volume II (2023) 2 exemplares
AD 100: Volume I (2023) 2 exemplares
Big Sam {short story} 2 exemplares
Crazy Old Lady  (1976) 2 exemplares
Revolver {short story} (1962) 2 exemplares
Sacheverell {short story}   (1964) 2 exemplares
The Goobers {short story}  (1965) 2 exemplares
Veldslag der vrouwen 2 exemplares
Twenty-three 1 exemplar
Pebble in Time 1 exemplar
Dr Bhumbo Singh 1 exemplar
Peregrin Secundus 1 exemplar
Sacrifice 1 exemplar
Summerland 1 exemplar
Beer! Beer! Beer! 1 exemplar
Peregrin Primus 1 exemplar
Blunt 1 exemplar
Devil's Ways — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Skinny 1 exemplar
Peregrine: Alflandia (1973) 1 exemplar
Jury-Rig 1 exemplar
The Other Magus 1 exemplar
Davidson Avram 1 exemplar
Great is Diana 1 exemplar
Climacteric 1 exemplar
Leg {short story} 1 exemplar
El Vilvoy de las Islas (2000) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Unnatural Creatures (2013) — Contribuidor — 1,233 exemplares
The World Treasury of Science Fiction (1989) — Contribuidor — 891 exemplares
The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two (1972) — Contribuidor — 697 exemplares
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996) — Contribuidor — 631 exemplares
Alchemy and Academe (1970) — Contribuidor — 578 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy (1998) — Contribuidor, algumas edições503 exemplares
Partners in Wonder (1971) — Contribuidor — 466 exemplares
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 441 exemplares
Galactic Empires, Volume Two (1976) — Contribuidor — 391 exemplares
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 339 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy (1999) — Contribuidor — 333 exemplares
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1989) — Contribuidor — 329 exemplares
The Hugo Winners: Volume One (1955-1961) (1962) — Contribuidor — 315 exemplares
Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves (1991) — Contribuidor — 294 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventh Annual Collection (1990) — Contribuidor — 281 exemplares
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Enchantment (1988) — Contribuidor — 260 exemplares
100 Great Fantasy Short, Short Stories (1984) — Contribuidor — 247 exemplares
The 13 Crimes of Science Fiction (1979) — Contribuidor — 227 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection (1986) — Contribuidor — 227 exemplares
Unicorns! (1982) — Contribuidor — 225 exemplares
Modern Classics of Fantasy (1939) — Contribuidor — 207 exemplares
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction (1980) — Contribuidor — 196 exemplares
The Fantasy Hall of Fame (1998) — Contribuidor — 195 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 191 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Awesome Comic Fantasy (2001) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
Tales from the Spaceport Bar (1987) — Contribuidor — 178 exemplares
Vanishing Acts: A Science Fiction Anthology (2000) — Contribuidor — 156 exemplares
Interfaces (1980) — Contribuidor — 155 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 9th Series (1961) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
Borderlands 3 (1992) — Contribuidor — 151 exemplares
A Decade of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1960) — Contribuidor — 147 exemplares
5th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1960) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
Treasures of Fantasy (1997) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
Serve It Forth: Cooking with Anne McCaffrey (1996) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6th Series (1957) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
Shadows (1978) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 8th Series (1959) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
Flashing swords! #3 : warriors and wizards (1976) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (2010) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
The Fifth Galaxy Reader (1961) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection (1984) — Contribuidor — 131 exemplares
The Jewish caravan : great stories of twenty-five centuries (1935) — Contribuidor, algumas edições129 exemplares
A Treasury of Modern Fantasy (1981) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
The Fourth Galaxy Reader (1959) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
The Road to Science Fiction #4: From Here To Forever (1982) — Autor — 128 exemplares
Galactic Empires {complete} (1976) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 5th Series (1956) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
World's Best Science Fiction: 1967 (1967) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1955) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
The Third Galaxy Reader (1958) — Contribuidor — 114 exemplares
The Worlds of Science Fiction (1963) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
The Fantastic Universe Omnibus (1960) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 19th Series (1971) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
Science Fiction Showcase (1959) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
An ABC of Science Fiction (1809) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
Edges (1980) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
Orbit 5 (1969) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 2 (1976) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Sorcerers! (1986) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
13 Above the Night (1965) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2000) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
Flying Saucers (1982) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
The American Fantasy Tradition (2002) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 11th Series (1962) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 7th Series (1958) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 4 (1978) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10 (1999) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 4th Series (1955) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
The Dark Side (1965) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Stories My Mother Never Told Me [Random House, 25 stories] (1963) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats (1983) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Mermaids! (1986) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 15th Series (1966) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
SF: The Year's Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy (1956) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
Mammoth Book of Short Fantasy Novels (1986) — Contribuidor, algumas edições77 exemplares
Magicats II! (1991) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
Year's Finest Fantasy (1977) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Werewolf! A Chrestomathy of Lycanthropy (1979) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
New Worlds of Fantasy #3 (1971) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
18 Greatest Science Fiction Stories (1966) — Contribuidor, algumas edições72 exemplares
Demons! (1941) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Best From Orbit Volumes 1-10 (1975) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Year's Finest Fantasy: Volume 2 (1978) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
The Furthest Horizon: SF Adventures to the Far Future (2000) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
The Vintage Anthology of Science Fantasy. (1966) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
Masters of Fantasy (1992) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
New Worlds of Fantasy (1967) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Tales of the Dead (1981) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Orbit 8 (1970) — Autor, algumas edições62 exemplares
The worlds of Robert F.Young: Sixteen stories of sf and fantasy (1965) — Introdução, algumas edições62 exemplares
Transit of Earth (1971) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Moon Dogs (2000) — Autor — 60 exemplares
Aliens among Us (2000) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
New Worlds of Fantasy #2 (1970) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Orbit 6 (1970) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science Fiction (1966) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Dragons! (1993) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humour (1982) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Alfred Hitchcock Presents More Stories My Mother Never Told Me (1964) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Timegates (1997) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Space, Time & Crime (1964) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Futures Past (Flights) (2006) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite (1993) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
A Pocketful Of Stars (1971) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 10 (1984) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 17th Series (1968) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Universe 15 (1985) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Tomorrow X 4 (1964) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Car Sinister (1979) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 10th Series (1961) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 11: Curses (1939) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Anthropology Through Science Fiction (1974) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Heroic Visions II (1986) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Inside the Funhouse: 17 Sf Stories About Sf (1992) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Nightmares (1979) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Science Fiction Oddities (1966) — Autor — 43 exemplares
Beyond Time (1976) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
The Dead Astronaut (1971) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Fantasy Novels (1984) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Quark/4 (1971) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Under South American Skies (1993) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Dinosaurs II! (1995) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Little People! (1991) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Complete Masters of Darkness (1991) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Infinite jests;: The lighter side of science fiction (1974) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
First Voyages (1981) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Best of Shadows (1988) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
The Androids Are Coming (1979) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
SF: Authors' Choice 3 (1971) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Manhattan Mysteries (1987) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Tropical Chills (1988) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Great Tales of Madness and the Macabre (1990) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
We, Robots (2010) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Murder Most Confederate: Tales of Crimes Quite Uncivil (2000) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Bedside Playboy (1963) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Other Worlds 2 (1980) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The Young Oxford Book of Aliens (1998) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Exploring the Horizons (2000) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Ellery Queen's Mystery Mix (1962) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Le livre d'or de la Science-Fiction : Le monde des chimères (1981) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Robots through the Ages: A Science Fiction Anthology (2023) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
To Be Read Before Midnight (1963) 14 exemplares
Creature!: A Chrestomathy of "Monstery" (1981) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 17, No. 12 & 13 [November 1993] (1993) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Galaxy Science Fiction 1962 December, Vol. 21, No. 2 (1962) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Black Magic Omnibus Volume 2 (1976) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Earth is the strangest planet: Ten stories of science fiction (1977) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Time of Passage (1978) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Best Detective Stories of the Year - 1977 (1977) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Chronicles of Davids (2019) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Roots of Fantasy: Myth, Folklore & Archetype (1989) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Adventure Tales #6 (2010) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Best Detective Stories of the Year: 18th Annual Collection (1963) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1969/01 (1969) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
A Magnum of Mysteries (1963) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Nye kriminalhistorier (1969) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Membros

Críticas

My first read of 2024, though it's taken me about six months to work my way through it. This amazing compendium of work from one of the unfortunately under-read masters of the field is not something to be devoured in one gulp. As Ray Bradbury says, in one of the story introductions that add so much to this volume, "Collections of short stories, like vitamins, should be taken one or two a night, just before sleep. It will be a temptation, but don't gorge yourself."

Davidson's impeccable ear for dialogue, his sly humor, and even his occasionally dark cynicism, imbues every one of these pieces. The introductions, inside stories, and insights provided in the introduction to each one, penned by luminaries in the field, make this an absolute must-have for any fan of the genre.

Not every story will ring the bell with every readers. Davidson's range of interest was so wide and his ability to move from Chandleresque hard luck story to wildly improbably fantasy so fluid that it would be well-nigh impossible for each one to meet the precise needs of every reader. Sobeit. There will still be something ... some line, some scene, some notion ... that will stay in the reader's mind long after the book is closed (assuming it stays closed; most hard-core fans will end up revisiting this volume often).

My personal favorite here is And Don't Forget the One Red Rose. Your mileage may vary, but if you're an sf-fantasy reader, you're bound to enjoy the ride.
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Assinalado
LyndaInOregon | 9 outras críticas | Jan 4, 2024 |
Fun historical fantasy/magical realism anthology set in a version of British Honduras where Davidson lived in the 1960s.

Jack Limekiller is a Canadian fleeing the snowy north to the balmy Caribbean settling in British Hidalgo, where he becomes something of a beach bum and the owner of a charter boat.

The 6 stories document his life there from shortly after his arrival as he settles into the local way of life, meeting various people and encountering what may (or may not) be the local supernatural. An elegy to a lost way of life, the stories have a great deal of charm and are unmistakably written by Davidson, mixing the real and the unreal to form a seamless whole.

Recommended.
… (mais)
 
Assinalado
Maddz | 2 outras críticas | Nov 18, 2023 |

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Grania Davis Editor, Introduction, Author
Michael Swanwick Contributor
J.M. Sidorova Editor, Contributor
Andy Duncan Contributor
Imogen Howson Contributor
Curtis C. Chen Contributor
R. S. A. Garcia Contributor
Edwina Harvey Contributor
Ben Loory Contributor
Persephone D'Shaun Contributor
Nancy Kress Contributor
Darrell Schweitzer Contributor
Isaac Asimov Contributor, Essayist, Columnist
Jack Dann Editor
Robert Silverberg Contributor, Introduction, Editor
Terry Carr Contributor, Author
Damon Knight Contributor
Brian W. Aldiss Contributor, Author
Harlan Ellison Contributor, Afterword
Jack Gaughan Cover artist, Illustrator
J. G. Ballard Contributor, Author
Ray Bradbury Introduction, Contributor, Afterword
Ron Goulart Author, Contributor
Harry Harrison Contributor, Author
Karen Anderson Contributor
Alfred Bester Contributor
P. M. Hubbard Contributor
Fritz Leiber Contributor, Author
Vance Aandahl Contributor, Author
Will Stanton Contributor, Author
Jack Vance Contributor, Author
Ed Emshwiller Cover artist
Cynthia Goldstone Contributor
L. Sprague de Camp Contributor
Theodore Sturgeon Contributor
Kate Wilhelm Contributor
Joseph Dickinson Contributor
Joanna Russ Contributor
Edgar Pangborn Contributor
Theodore L. Thomas Contributor
James Blish Contributor
Sasha Gilien Contributor
Grendel Briarton Author, Contributor
Don White Contributor
Zenna Henderson Contributor
Richard McKenna Contributor
Ray Faraday Nelson Contributor
John Collier Contributor
Daniel Gilbert Contributor
John Brosnan Contributor
H. G. Wells Contributor
Jane Yolen Contributor
Robert Bloch Contributor
Fletcher Pratt Contributor
Frederik Pohl Contributor
Ed Emshwiller Cover artist
Mel Hunter Cover artist
Ray Nelson Author
R. H. Reis Author
R. Bretnor Contributor
Winthrop Knowlton Author (under shared pseudonym Adam Smith)
George J. W. Goodman Author (under shared pseudonym Adam Smith)
Leigh Brackett Contributor
Noriyoshi Saito Translator
Joe L. Hensley Author (under shared pseudonym Louis J. A. Adams)
Tom Purdom Author
Adam Smith Author
Edmond Hamilton Contributor
Alexei Panshin Author (under shared pseudonym Louis J. A. Adams)
Robert F. Young Contributor
Philip K. Dick Contributor
Joseph C. Stacey Contributor
Henry Slesar Contributor
Randall Garret Contributor
Mack Reynolds Contributor
Diane Dillon Cover artist
Leo Dillon Cover artist
George Barr Cover artist
Steve Hickman Cover artist
Gerald McConnell Cover artist
Tom Kidd Cover artist
John Schoenherr Cover artist
Vincent DiFate Cover artist
Kit Reed Author
Roger Zimmerman Cover artist
Gene Wolfe Foreword
Ron Webb Author
Thomas Chibbaro; Cover designer
James Warhola Cover artist
Candy Jernigan Cover artist
Franco Accornero Cover artist
Alan D. Dingman Cover designer
Irene Holicki Translator
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Estatísticas

Obras
182
Also by
186
Membros
5,307
Popularidade
#4,693
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
92
ISBN
201
Línguas
7
Marcado como favorito
15

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