History Creator / AvramDavidson

3rd Dec '17 7:15:47 AM dlchen145
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Avram Davidson (1923 - 1993) was an American writer of SF and crime fiction, prolific and award-winning in both fields.

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Avram Davidson (1923 - (April 23, 1923 May 8, 1993) was an American writer of SF and crime fiction, prolific and award-winning in both fields.
26th Nov '17 4:38:28 PM nombretomado
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Probably his best-known story is the HugoAward-winning "Or All the Seas With Oysters", which posits a creative unified theory to explain a set of everyday questions beginning with 'Why is there never a paperclip to be found when I need one?'.

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Probably his best-known story is the HugoAward-winning UsefulNotes/HugoAward-winning "Or All the Seas With Oysters", which posits a creative unified theory to explain a set of everyday questions beginning with 'Why is there never a paperclip to be found when I need one?'.
31st Jan '17 11:10:31 AM Black_Diesel
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14th Oct '16 8:28:21 AM Berrenta
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* RoyalStatesOfAmerica: Played with in "O Brave Old World!", which describes a timeline in which America remains under the British crown, but Britain itself doesn't. In this timeline, the crown prince falls in love with America while on a tour, so when he becomes king he moves his capital and parliament to Philadelphia. Some years later, a group of his subjects rebel against being ruled by a distant monarch with no grasp on their interests -- and thus, Britain gains its independence.
9th Oct '16 7:50:44 PM PaulA
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* RoyalStatesOfAmerica: Played with in "O Brave Old World!", which describes a timeline in which America remains under the British crown, but Britain itself doesn't. In this timeline, the crown prince falls in love with America while on a tour, so when he becomes king he moves his capital and parliament to Philadelphia. Some years later, a group of his subjects rebel against being ruled by a distant monarch with no grasp on their interests -- and thus, Britain gains its independence.
29th Apr '16 7:27:49 AM Berrenta
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* RoyalStatesOfAmerica: Played with in "O Brave Old World!", which presents an alternate timeline in which George III's father went to visit the American colonies when he was still Prince of Wales, and liked the place so much that when he became King he moved the seat of government to Philadelphia. As a result, America remains part of the Empire but England rebels and fights a war of independence following the promulgation of a controversial new law affecting the price of tea.
28th Apr '16 10:07:29 PM PaulA
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Avram Davidson's works provide examples of:

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* RoyalStatesOfAmerica: Played with in "O Brave Old World!", which presents an alternate timeline in which George III's father went to visit the American colonies when he was still Prince of Wales, and liked the place so much that when he became King he moved the seat of government to Philadelphia. As a result, America remains part of the Empire but England rebels and fights a war of independence following the promulgation of a controversial new law affecting the price of tea.
22nd Oct '15 2:20:07 AM PaulA
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Two of his crime fiction stories, "The Ikon of Elijah" (in which an antique dealer goes to extreme lengths to obtain a valuable antique) and "Thou Still Unravished Bride" (in which a woman goes missing on her wedding day) were adapted for episodes of ''AlfredHitchcockPresents''.

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Two of his crime fiction stories, "The Ikon of Elijah" (in which an antique dealer goes to extreme lengths to obtain a valuable antique) and "Thou Still Unravished Bride" (in which a woman goes missing on her wedding day) were adapted for episodes of ''AlfredHitchcockPresents''.''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents''.
27th Jan '14 8:29:38 AM TrustBen
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* HeAlsoDid: The foreword to one collection of Davidson's stories notes that people who are mostly familiar with his crime fiction often have this reaction to the discovery that he wrote SF, and vice versa.

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* HeAlsoDid: The foreword to one collection of Davidson's stories notes that people who are mostly familiar with his crime fiction often have this reaction to the discovery that he wrote SF, and vice versa. Among other things he ghost-wrote a few of the later Literature/ElleryQueen books, when Dannay & Lee had reduced their input to plotting.
30th Dec '13 6:59:26 PM LongLiveHumour
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* PublicDomainCharacter: The [[SherlockHolmes English doctor and his disconcertingly-observant friend]], both unnamed, in "The Singular Incident of the Dog on the Beach"

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* PublicDomainCharacter: The [[SherlockHolmes [[Literature/SherlockHolmes English doctor and his disconcertingly-observant friend]], both unnamed, in "The Singular Incident of the Dog on the Beach"
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