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Publisher's Summary

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. 

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.

©1998 Grania Davis (P)2020 Skyboat Media, Inc.

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I love the sly wit, the obvious intelligence, & the incredible word play. He's a Master.

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Chapter and introduction labeling is baffling

I had to stop listening. Unusual stories which are fun to hear. Unfortunately the labeling/cuts of individual introductions and chapters is bizarre. Can't follow it, particularly if I lose my place, which is easy to do with this presentation.

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Great cure for Insomnia.. ZZZzzz…

Couldn’t make it more than a few chapters. I kept waiting for any of the stories to be Sci Fi, interesting, or even mildly entertaining. But they’re not. At all.

The reader drones in a baritone almost without inflection. The stories are “artsy”, but boring as hell.

I wanted to love this. I wanted to find a new Sci Fi writer that I could enjoy, but just couldn’t get into this at all.

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  • Avi
  • 10-26-21

I was not familiar with his works....

in the afterwards it's prescribed 1 or 2 stories per night.
it's true.
I re-listened some of them. 2nd time was better.
despite the adulation, it really was excellent

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  • Nerdycat
  • 03-02-22

No idea why this author deserves a tribute .

Didn`t get very far with this sorry collection. Stories very much "of their time" and much preamble to let us know what a great character and author he was back in the day. If you want to hear blatantly unfashionable racism, promotion of slavery, random Jewish stereotypes and some very unfunny and obscure tales, then by all means have at it. There is a good reason this author is not heard of much today. I was expecting the kind of science fiction and fantasy tales I enjoyed in my childhood but was sadly disappointed. He may have been lauded at some point in the distant past but it is telling that he ultimately died in penury. Save yourself the time and give this one a miss.