THE NUTMEG POINT DISTRICT MAIL

the Avram Davidson electronic newsletter

Vol. IX No. 1


8 May 2004

ISSN 1089-764X

Published more or less bimonthly by whim and fancy for the Avram Davidson Society.
Contents copyright 2004 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 SCARLET FIG TO BE PUBLISHED BY THE ROSE PRESS

RELEASE DATE : 8 May 2004

Avram Davidson's final Vergil Magus novel, THE SCARLET FIG;
OR, SLOWLY THROUGH A LAND OF STONE,
will be published
in November 2004 by the Rose Press.

The novel continues the adventures of the wandering mage through an alternate
ancient world filled with exotic landscapes, populated by creatures of myth
and legend. Filled with Davidson's sparkling wit, arcane erudition, and
vivid imagination, THE SCARLET FIG is the capstone to Davidson's
acclaimed sequence of novels (The Phoenix and the Mirror
and Vergil in Averno), short stories (including "Vergil and the Dukos: Hic
Inclusus Vitam Perdit, or The Imitations of the King"), and
The Notebooks of Vergil Magus.

The manuscript has been edited by Grania Davis and Henry Wessells and will
include afterwords by the editors, an appendix including facsimiles of cards
from the Encyclopaedia of Vergil Magus that Avram Davidson compiled
during the three decades he worked on the Vergil cycle, and More.

The Rose Press is a specialist publisher of fine science fiction and imaginative
literature in finely crafted limited editions. THE SCARLET FIG will
be limited to 550 individually numbered copies with quality hardcover
binding and pictorial endpapers. Copies can be reserved in advance by email
to therosepress@hotmail.com.

Further details will be published in the District Mail as they become
available.

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LIMEKILLER COLLECTION PUBLISHED TO GREAT ACCLAIM

LIMEKILLER by Avram Davidson, collects all six of the Jack Limekiller
stories, was published at World Fantasy Convention 2003 by OLD EARTH
BOOKS.

Limekiller, edited by Grania Davis and Henry Wessells, with
introductions by Lucius Shepard and Peter S. Beagle, is a long-awaited
wonder and, in Jonathan Strahan's words, "THE book event of the year."

"It's been a sadder world since Avram left. But the publication of a new
Davidson collection turns the sun on for awhile. The Limekiller stuff is
prime Avram"
      --  Harlan Ellison

"Avram Davidson's 'Limekiller' stories, filled with high-intensity language
and a rainbow imagination, show him at his exotic best. If this is a
rediscovery, we hope for more like it."
      --  Lloyd Alexander

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