Avram Davidsom miscellany

I just started reading Davidson’s The phoenix and the mirror, a novel that takes as its premise that the Roman poet Virgil was, as was widely believed in the middle ages, a wizard.  I love Avram Davidson’s short stories and really enjoyed his Adventures in unhistory so I am hopeful about this one.  It begins with the hapless magus wandering the sewers of Naples, pursued by manticores, so it’s off to a good start.

Anyway I stopped by the Avram Davidson website (a tribute site with some great links and info) and wanted to pass along three things I found interesting:

Limekiller and Dr. Eszterhazy are both characters from his pulp/weird tales rather than his swords & sorcery stuff*, and I have yet to read those stories, but apparently they are among his best loved series.

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*Although better known as a writer of science fiction, weird tales, and historical fantasy, Davidson was also inducted into the Swordsmen and Sorcerers’ Guild of America!

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