THE NUTMEG POINT DISTRICT MAIL

the Avram Davidson electronic newsletter

Vol. VI No. 6

1 March 2002

ISSN 1089-764X

Published bimonthly by whim and fancy for the Avram Davidson Society.
Contents copyright 2002 The Nutmeg Point District Mail and assigned
to individual contributors. All rights reserved.

Henry Wessells, Editor.
Cooper Wessells, Honorary Secretary.

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WWW.AVRAMDAVIDSON.ORG

The somewhat peripatetic Avram Davidson Website has a new permanent
home and an easily recognizable domain name : http://www.avramdavidson.org

The website is sponsored by the Avram Davidson Society and is
hosted by SFF.net (www.sff.net).

The decision to choose a "dot org" domain was simple and entirely consistent
with your editor's mission of providing useful bibliographic and biographical
information on Avram Davidson (and the occasional odd, interesting, or
humorous item), entirely free of charge. More bells and whistles and
cool pictures will be added as your editor learns how to make them work.

[I would like to thank Jeffry Dwight of SFF.net for his assistance. I would
also like to acknowledge a profound debt to Jim Nicholson, who has hosted all
previous existences of the Avram Davidson Website. Indeed, one afternoon in
September 1995 (in the Dawn Age), he suggested converting my Davidson
checklist into an html file and so unleashed the website; and earned my
continued thanks for his support as it evolved. --Henry Wessells]

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JUST ANNOUNCED

Forthcoming from Wildside Press << www.wildsidepress.com >> :

MUTINY IN SPACE, by Avram Davidson
Introduction by Michael Swanwick
Cover art by Alexander Gabriel

First American hardcover edition (Limited to 2,000 copies)
List price: $35.00
ISBN: 1-58715-641-5
Pub date: July 15, 2002

The publisher notes that this is the first of what will be a matching series of
Avram Davidson hardcovers.

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"Young Vergil and the Wizard"

The Vergil Magus story, "Young Vergil and the Wizard," currently available at
the Infinite Matrix website, is an intriguing story composed by Davidson during
the middle 1980s. This self-contained episode concerns itself with the sights
and smells of the rural boyhood of Vergil Magus outside Brindisi. There are
many points of interest in the story : the way Davidson addresses the question
of Vergil's illegitimate birth ; the glimpses of powers innate and acquired ; and
the issue of time. The boy