THE NUTMEG POINT DISTRICT MAIL

the Avram Davidson electronic newsletter

Vol. VI No. 1

8 May 2001

ISSN 1089-764X


Published bimonthly by whim and fancy for the Avram Davidson Society.
Contents copyright 2001 The Nutmeg Point District Mail and assigned to
individual contributors. All rights reserved.

Henry Wessells, Editor.
Cooper Wessells, Honorary Secretary.

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THE OTHER NINETEENTH CENTURY

A new collection of stories by Avram Davidson will be published by Tor Books
in the fall of this year.  The Other Nineteenth Century, edited by Grania Davis
and Henry Wessells, will contain alternate histories and stories that shed new
light on some well-known episodes of our own history.  A full list of the book's
contents will be released in an upcoming issue of the District Mail.

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AVRAM DAVIDSON SOCIETY MEETING

A quorum of directors of the Avram Davidson Society met on the occasion
of Avram's 78th birthday, on Monday 23 April 2001 in New York City.  The
sun was shining, the conversation was scintillating, and a  proof of the
next publication of the Avram Davidson Society was shown to those in
attendance (see next item).  Your presence is requested at the next meeting.

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THE BEASTS OF THE ELYSIAN FIELDS

The third publication of the Avram Davidson Society will be issued in late June.
The Beasts of the Elysian Fields by Conrad Amber reprints one of Davidson's
pseudonymously published tales from the mid 1960s (from the typescript
in the Special Collections of the Library of the California State University,
Fullerton ). The story is notable as being the first appearance of "Jack Limekiller"
in print.  The setting, "the 'forgotten colony' of British Caribbea," bears a strong
resemblance to British Honduras, which Davidson had visited for the first time
in December 1965 and January 1966, and to British Hidalgo, the setting
of the later, canonical Limekiller stories.

The Beasts of the Elysian Fields by Conrad Amber will be printed in an
edition of approximately 75 copies ( 6 x 9 inches, iv + 12 pp., paper wrappers,
$26.00 postpaid).  Orders can be made by e-mail to wessells@aol.com and will
be held pending arrival of a cheque payable to Henry Wessells, P.O. Box 43072,
Upper Montclair, New Jersey, 07043-0072).  Trade discount available.

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AND ONE MORE FORTHCOMING . . .

"No Fire Burns" by Avram Davidson (Playboy, July 1959), a science
fiction tale of applied psychology, will be reprinted on the SciFiction website
in early June. << www