THE NUTMEG POINT DISTRICT MAIL

the Avram Davidson electronic newsletter

Vol. II No. 5
23 January 1998
ISSN 1089-764X

Henry Wessells, Editor.
Cooper Wessells, Honorary Secretary.

Published bimonthly.
Contents copyright 1998 The Nutmeg Point District Mail and assigned to individual contributors. All rights reserved.

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NEWS! NEWS! NEWS!

TOR BOOKS TO PUBLISH THE AVRAM DAVIDSON TREASURY

Grania Davis reports that TOR BOOKS will publish this long awaited omnibus volume of Avram's stories in December 1998. The Avram Davidson Treasury, edited by Grania Davis and Robert Silverberg, collects stories spanning Avram's entire career, and includes memoirs of Avram and story introductions by friends, correspondents and others -- almost a Who's Who of contemporary science fiction. The compendium had originally been sold to White Wolf in early 1996, but was released when that firm scaled back its activities. See Vol.I No.1, archived at The Avram Davidson Website for a preliminary list of contents. Further details of the book will be published in the District Mail as they become known.

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MORE NEWS! NEWS! NEWS!

TACHYON TO PUBLISH BOSS IN THE WALL NOVELLA

Tachyon Publications of San Francisco will issue The Boss in the Wall, A Treatise on the House Devil, by Avram Davidson and Grania Davis, in late spring 1998. This dark fantasy novella will include introductions by Peter Beagle and Michael Swanwick. Jacob Weisman, Tachyon's publisher, reports that he has in hand the final edited manuscript. The book will be issued in both trade paperback and signed hardcover. The paperback will have a print run of 1000 copies, and is priced at $12.00. The limited hardcover, signed by Davis, Beagle, and Swanwick, will be issued in two states: 100 numbered copies, priced at $50.00; and a boxed, lettered state, 26 copies, priced at $100.00.

Mailing address is: Tachyon Publications 1459 18th Street #139 San Francisco, CA 94107

Electronym: tachyonsf@aol.com

Postage and handling is $2.00 per book for the first two books (with postage free thereafter). For first class postage add an additional one dollar per book.

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NOMINATIONS FOR THE GOLDEN NUTMEG AWARD

The Golden Nutmeg Award is presented annually by The Nutmeg Point District Mail for an outstanding work of fiction or nonfiction published in the preceding year that combines good writing, eclectic scholarship, and wit. All nominations for the 1998 Golden Nutmeg Award must be received by the editor of the District Mail by Friday 27 February 1998. Nominations by publishers or authors must include a copy of the book to be considered. This may