Avram Davidson

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Avram Davidson

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everywhen adv. 1980 A. Davidson Peregrine: Perplexed in Asimov’s Science Fiction Oct. 146 There are such men everywhere and everywhen.
New Wave n. [1964 A. Davidson Books in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Oct. 39/1 (reviewing Donald Barthelme’s Come Back, Dr. Caligari) This volume leaves me at my usual loss for words. It belongs to the New Wave, or maybe New Ripple, or perhaps New Drip, school of short story writing. Never mind looking for a plot. ]
planet-hop v. 1964 A. Davidson Valentine’s Planet in Worlds of Tomorrow Aug. 75/2 I don’t know how long it will take us. We’ll have to zig-zag, planet-hop, before we get to a Guild ship or installation. But we’ll get back.
port n. 1964 A. Davidson Valentine's Planet in Worlds of Tomorrow Aug. 10/1 It’s the breaks, former First Officer Cane. I never got them, not till old Jarvy dropped dead and went out the garbage chute one week from port.
timequake n. 1961 A. Davidson & M. Klass Kappa Nu Nexus in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Aug. 16/1 He was, he instructed Hank, from the year 831 S.M.—roughly 1200 years from our time, a closer approximation being difficult owing to the Great Timequake.
Vegan n. 2 1960 A. Davidson Sixth Season in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction June 64/1 ‘Isn’t that the Vegan version of “son-of-a-bitch”?’ he asked. Macklin heaved himself up into a semi-sitting position. ‘To be precise—or as precise as one can be, considering—it is the Vegan for “hermaphrodite-illegitimately-begotten-during-its-mother’s-moulting-period-by-a-slave-suffering-from-venereal-encephalitis.”’