Talk:Avram Davidson

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Adherents.com says that Davidson converted to Tenrikyo in 1970. (http://www.adherents.com/people/pd/Avram_Davidson.html) They cite the source as his official website and they also site a CD-ROM released about him. For this reason, I'm updating the article to reflect this. I do realize that there is some question as to whether he actually converted or not, so I'll leave this talk page open if there are any disputes.


--- Military service for Israel? Other experiences in Israel? ---

I remember an obituary about a science fiction writer who had been a soldier in the Israeli Army. I think it was Davidson.-- For sure I remember a 60's short story by him in F&SF in which the bio blurb (by Ferman?) mentioned Avram's experiences in Israel where he tried to persuade farmers who milked sheep to not milk the animal from behind so the milk wouldn't flow near the excrement covered tail. Anyone remember this or have a copy of the mag? Rich 07:58, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for File:Masters of maze.PNG[edit]

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File:Masters of maze.PNG is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

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BetacommandBot 20:51, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

I've changed the rationale to be more specific. It appears that people who knew Davidson quite well (and who perhaps represent his estate) edit this article. Perhaps they'd like to contribute an author photograph? In the meanwhile, there are no Wiki articles for any of his novels or stories, including "Masters of the Maze", and this quite low resolution photo this seems an appropriate way to demonstrate his work.
Alpha Ralpha Boulevard (talk) 13:26, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Link removal[edit]

I've removed a few hyperlinks in the article that seemed excessive and not central to the article subject, as suggested in WP:CONTEXT. Examples are "Europe", "larvae", and "bicycles". If anybody feels strongly otherwise, feel free to add them back again.

Alpha Ralpha Boulevard (talk) 22:46, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Links to unconnected items[edit]

I've changed the links for the following:

  • The Enemy of My Enemy - old link was an unrelated non-fiction work that merely shared the same name.
  • Limekiller - old link redirected to a minor character from Bloom County. Not sure if Bloom County character was an homage to the Davidson one.

Autarch (talk) 03:45, 26 June 2013 (UTC)