Essential Jewish Tales of the Spirit By Avram Davidson Edited by Jack Denn and Grania Davidson Davis (285 Pages)Publisher: Devora Publishing, 2000
This is the first time such science fiction/fantasy classics as The Golem and Nephillim have appeared together as part of a total anthology of the author s Jewish stories. Each story presents a message which can be appreciated by both Jew and non-Jew, because it reveals the mystical, kabbalistic and other-worldly side to Jewish lore. Science fiction legends like Peter Beagle, Carl Carr, and Jack Dann reveal their own stories of this brilliant writer.
This collection of Avram Davidson's complete Jewish works takes you from the author's experiences during WW2 to his untimely death in 1993. His poetry and prose blend the worlds of golems and nogoodnicks, Torah Jews and Hassidic wannabees, tantas and yentas the entire pantheon of Jewish menschen into a phantasmagorical celebration. Included are essays and remembrances from some of the greatest living fantasy and science fiction writers including Peter Beagle, Carol Carr, Lisa Goldstein, Barry Malzburg, and Richard Lupoff. Whether you are a long time fan or new to his writings be prepared to savor the nuances of word and thought in these enjoyable stories.