Avram Davidson / Аврам Дэвидсон - Собрание сочинений
Годы выпуска: 1954-2015 г.
Автор: Davidson Avram / Дэвидсон Аврам
Аврам Джеймс Дэвидсон (Avram James Davidson) 23 апреля 1923 г. - 8 мая 1993 г.
Американский писатель еврейского происхождения, критик и редактор, автор почти двух десятков романов, около трех сотен рассказов и повестей, а также эссе и статей. Работал в основном в жанрах научной фантастики, фэнтези и детектива, однако существенная часть литературного творчества (в большей степени это касается малых форм) не вписывается в какие-то строгие жанровые рамки, имеет сходство с лит. мейнстримом и весьма самобытна.
Polly Charms, The Sleeping Woman 1975, fb2
Duke Pasquale's Ring 1985, fb2
The Odd Old Bird 1988, fb2
Sleep Well of Nights (= A Good Night's Sleep) 1978, fb2
02 Rogue Dragon 1965, epub
02 Vergil in Averno 2012, epub, eISBN: 978-1-4405-4594-8, Prologue Books
03 The Scarlet Fig; or Slowly through a Land of Stone 2012, epub, eISBN: 978-1-4405-5276-2, Prologue Books
And on the Eighth Day 2012, epub, ISBN: 978-1-4532-8946-4, Open Road Integrated Media (под псевдонимом Ellery Queen)
Mutiny in Space 2012, epub, ISBN: 978-1-4405-4481-1, Prologue Books
Masters of the Maze 2012, epub, ISBN: 978-1-4405-4480-4, Prologue Books
Rork! / Рорк! 2012, epub, ISBN: 978-1-4405-4482-8, Prologue Books
Clash of Star-Kings 1966, fb2; 2012, epub, ISBN: 978-1-4405-4592-4, Prologue Books
The Enemy of My Enemy 2012, epub, ISBN: 978-1-4405-4582-5, Prologue Books
The Island Under the Earth 2012, epub, ISBN: 978-1-4405-4479-8, Prologue Books
Ursus of Ultima Thule 2012, epub, ISBN: 978-1-4405-4586-3, Prologue Books
Повести и рассказы:
The Golem / Голем 1955, fb2
King's Evil 1956, fb2
The Grantha Sighting 1958, fb2
Or All The Seas With Oysters / Моря, полные устриц 1958, fb2
Great is Diana 1958, fb2
Or the Grasses Grow / До тех пор, пока будет светить солнце 1958, fb2
The Woman Who Thought She Could Read 1959, fb2
The Dive People 1959, fb2
The Sensible Man 1959, fb2
Love Called This Thing / Эту штуку называют любовью 1959, fb2
The Montavarde Camera 1959, fb2
No Fire Burns 1959, fb2
Climacteric 1960, fb2
Something Rich and Strange 1961, fb2 (with Randall Garrett)
What Strange Stars and Skies 1963, fb2
The House The Blakeneys Built / Дом, который построил Блейкни 1965, fb2
Up Christopher to Madness 1965, fb2
Bumberboom 1966, fb2
The Roads, The Roads, The Beautiful Roads 1969, fb2
Goslin Day / День Гослина 1970, fb2
Rite of Spring 1970, fb2
O Brave Old World! 1976, fb2
Naples 1978, fb2
Dr. Bhumbo Singh 1982, fb2
Knox's 'Nga 1988, fb2
Sacrifice 1996, fb2
The Boss in the Wall: A Treatise on the House Devil 1998, fb2 (Grania Davis)
Blunt 1998, fb2
UPD Релиз обновлен 23.06.2015
ClimactericThey had driven up, just the two of them, to a place in the mountains he had spoken of—store, garage, hotel, all in one—it was a rare day, a vintage day, with no one to bother them while they ate lunch and shared a bottle of wine. She spoke most; the things she said were silly, really, but she was young and she was lovely and this lent a shimmer of beauty to her words.
His eyes fed upon her—the golden corona of her hair, the green topazes of her eyes, exquisitely fresh skin, creamy column of neck, her bosom (O twin orbs of sweet delight!)—
"But never mind that," she said, ceasing what she had been saying. "I want to forget all that. You: What were you like as a boy? What did you dream of?"
He smiled. "Of a million beautiful girls—all like you," he added, as she made a pretty pout with her red little mouth—"and how I would rescue them from a hideous dragon, piercing through its ugly scales with my lance," he said, "while its filthy claws scrabbled on the rocks in a death agony . . . And the girl and I lived happily ever after, amid chaste kisses, nothing more."
She smiled, touched him. "Lovely," she said. "But—chaste kisses? Now, I used to dream—but never mind. It's funny how our dreams change, and yet, not so much, isn't it?" They looked swiftly about, saw nothing but a distant bird, speck-small in the sky; then they kissed.
Very soon afterward, they drove up a side road to the end, then climbed a path. "You're quite sure no one can see us here?" she asked.
"Quite sure," he said. He stepped back. There was a noise of great rushing, then a short scream, then—other noises. After a while he drew nearer and ran his hands lovingly over the sparkling and iridescent scales. The beautiful creature hissed appreciatively, and continued to clean its gorgeous and glittering claws with its shining black bifurcated tongue.
The Phoenix and the MirrorCHAPTER ONE
HIS FIRST MEETING with her was quite by accident.
He had long ago lost his way in this vast, vaulted labyrinth, and the manticores, seeming to sense this, began to draw closer. He could smell the strong, bitter stink of them; could hear the guttural, gobbling noises which passed for speech among them. From high overhead, at regular intervals, slotted shafts of light came through the grates. The man looked back, without pausing, and saw the manticores, as they came to the diffused well of sunlight, divide into two groups and sidle, single file, along the walls . . . whispering, slithering, scuttling noises . . . scrabble of claws . . . click-click-click.
The manticores abhorred the light.
He pressed on.
To move faster might prove fatal. So far they had not come to deciding on a rush. The awe of men (along with the hate of men, one of their seemingly instinctive characteristics) still held them from it. He walked along as steadily as if he were passing through the streets of Naples — and some of those streets were darker than this; and some of them were not even as wide — and some of them, though not many, were almost as unsafe.
Behind him, just as steadily, came the manticores. In shape they were like great bloated weasels, hair a reddish-yellow for the most part and shaggy as goats, eyes bulging and glowing and rolling every way, showing an intelligence that, for all it differed so incomprehensibly from that of man, was far more than merely animal. Around each neck was a mane like a ruff of clotted plumes, framing a face which might have come from a nightmare — like a human face reduced in size and stretched to distortion: nose shallow and wide, eyes narrow, mouth broad.
So as not to attract attention the man did not now raise his head, but lifted up his eyes. Whoever had built these great tunnels through which the rains of Naples were drained off into the Bay, whether the Titans or the Greeks, the Carthaginians or the Old People of the Land, the Etruscans or whoever (Clemens would know if anyone knew, but Clemens would say only that the tunnels were places to be avoided, which was why Clemens was not here) — they had provided shafts and stairways. If he could manage to find one, if his finding one did not precipitate an attack, if the upper exit was not closed off . . .
Many such doorways were known to exist. Some would require weeks to open, so firmly had they been sealed with cement and masonry, with a gorgon’s mask or the Sign of Methras Invictus or some other talisman or apotropos fixed into them. Others were guarded by heavy doors, locked; but keys existed and hinges were well-oiled, in case those who held the gates wanted a quick way out with no necessity of advertising their movements in the streets. And there were, there had to be, other openings of which no man knew . . . or at least, which no man guarded, either personally or by proxy.
Добавления:Davidson, Avram - Clash of Star-Kings - 2012.epub (ebook, к имеющемуся fb2)
Davidson, Avram - Masters of the Maze - 2012.epub (ebook, новая)
Davidson, Avram - Mutiny in Space - 2012.epub (ebook, новая)
Davidson, Avram - Rork - 2012.epub (ebook, новая)
Davidson, Avram - The Enemy of My Enemy - 2012.epub (ebook, новая)
Davidson, Avram - The Investigations of Avram Davidson - 2012.epub (ebook, новая)
Davidson, Avram - The Island Under the Earth - 2012.epub (ebook, новая)
Davidson, Avram - The Other Nineteenth Century - 2011.epub (ebook, новая)
Davidson, Avram - Ursus of Ultima Thule - 2012.epub (ebook, новая)
Davidson, Avram - And on the Eighth Day - 2012.epub (ebook, новая)
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Замены:01 Davidson, Avram - The Kar-Chee Reign (Kar-Chee) - 1966.epub заменен на 01 Davidson, Avram - The Kar-Chee Reign (Kar-Chee) - 2012.epub (OCR на ebook)
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