Born on April 23, 1923, Avram Davidson was a medic in the Marine Corps during World War II, fought with the Israeli Army in the 1948 war for independence, and began writing in the early 1950s as a Talmudic scholar. He eventually wrote nineteen published novels and more than two hundred short stories and essays including THE PHOENIX IN THE MIRROR, CLASH OF STAR-KINGS, THE ISLAND UNDER THE EARTH, ROGUE DRAGON, URSUS OF ULTIMA THULE, and THE BOSS IN THE WALL (with Grania Davis). He edited THE
MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION from
1962 to 1964. His works garnered Davidson two Hugo, two World Fantasy, and an Edgar award. In 1986, he was given the prestigious World Fantasy Award For Life Achievement.
“It is hard to imagine the genre that could encompass [Davidson]; it is even more difficult to imagine fantasy or science fiction without him.”
—THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF
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