The Avram Davidson Centenary

portrait of Avram Davidson, circa 1970sThis year marks the centenary of the birth of American science fiction writer and essayist Avram Davidson. Temporary Culture has been a champion of his work since the first iteration of the Avram Davidson website in 1995. The Nutmeg Point District Mail electronic newsletter, published for the Avram Davidson Society, began in 1996. Every dead author needs an advocate and the District Mail appeared regularly and often at first and served as herald and repository of activities on behalf of Davidson’s work. Something like a Davidson renaissance followed, with publication of The Avram Davidson Treasury and others. Many of these, including the Treasury,  are in print now at, where there is also a monthly podcast available.

The first books published by Temporary Culture carry the imprint of  The Nutmeg Point District Mail; and other titles followed. Three of the six publications of the Avram Davidson  Society are in print: The Wailing of the Gaulish Dead, Chance Meeting, and Naples. In connection with the centenary, all three titles are available at special celebratory prices (through 23 April, 2023), here.