Avram Davidson

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(April 23, 1923 - May 8, 1993)

Avram Davidson, an author of SF, fantasy, and mystery fiction, was active in science fiction fandom from his teens. He edited The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction from 1962 to 1964.

His best-known works are his novels about Vergil Magus, the Peregrine novels, the Jack Limekiller stories, and the stories of Dr. Esterhazy, a more erudite Sherlock Holmes-like figure. His collections of SF stories include Or All the Seas with Oysters (1962) and The Other Nineteenth Century (2001).

He was a member of the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America (SAGA), a group of heroic fantasy authors founded in the 1960s.

Born in Yonkers, New York, Davison served as a Navy hospital medic with the Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II, with the Israeli forces as a medic in the 1948–49 Arab-Israeli War. An Orthodox Jew, he began his writing career as a Talmudic scholar in 1948. He was married to Grania Davis from 1962 to ’64.

Entry in the Science Fiction Encyclopedia.

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