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Boss in the Wall: A Treatise on the House Devil

Davidson, Avran

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ISBN 10: 0964832097 / ISBN 13: 9780964832091
Published by Tachyon Pubns, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., 1998
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Signed by Peter S. Beagle, who wrote the introduction. Winner of the Nebula Grandmaster Award for Lifetime Achievement. Unread, near fine in glossy pictorial wraps. 122 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 3877

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Title: Boss in the Wall: A Treatise on the House ...

Publisher: Tachyon Pubns, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Publisher/Translator

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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Professor Vlad Smith is on a terrifying quest, one that will take him from the halls of our most hallowed institutions to the most run-down of old houses in blighted neighborhoods. A mysterious committee, shredded yellowed newspapers, a daguerrotype of a Confederate soldier, a headless corpse and a corpseless head.... These are the clues which Smith must piece together to save his sanity and his daughter, and uncover the terrible secret of the Boss in the Wall. BACK COVER: What a scary story, like a modern Dracula but completely original in its concept and chillingly realistic in its narration. Avram Davidson was one of the finest writers the fantasy field has had, endlessly inventive and uniquely vivid. Grania Davis has completed this work, which he left unfinished, in a way that does him proud. - Poul Anderson

The Boss in the Wall is a last powerful and major work by a major and powerful author. - Gregory Benford

It is hard to imagine the genre that could encompass him; it is even more difficult to imagine fantasy or science fiction without him. - The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Davidson may be always doomed to be underappreciated, but he remains a true original and, in his own subtle way, one of the greats. - The St. James Guide to Fantasy

From the Author:

Grania Davis writes: I have lived around a lot. I have dwelled in a mountain village in Mexico, on a primitive sandbar in Belize, and on a beach in Hawaii. I have taught in Tibetan refugee settlements in India, and worked as a military historian in neon-lit Tokyo. I have traveled extensively in North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacifica. My travels have inspired a series of fantasy novels based on the interwoven myths of the orient. The Rainbow Annals is based on Tibetan legends. Moonbird uses Balinese myths. Marco Polo and the Sleeping Beauty, written in collaboration with Avram Davidson, is set in China.

I have settled down recently, dividing my time with my family in Marin County, California, and on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. I enjoy playing with time and space, but rarely write about other planets - this one is too interesting.

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