THE BOSS IN THE WALL, A TREATISE ON THE HOUSE DEVIL. A Short Novel by Avram Davidson and Grania Davis. With Introductions by Peter S. Beagle & Michael Swanwick. San Francisco: Tachyon Publications, . Octavo, boards. First edition. The hardbound edition was limited to 126 copies, of which this is one of 100 numbered copies signed by Grania Davis, Peter S. Beagle and Michael Swanwick. The novella version of this work, completed prior to 1988 and here published posthumously. The novel length version remains incomplete and unpublished. "After his uncle is killed and his daughter attacked by a vicious creature living in the walls of an old house, Vlad Smith plunges himself into a world of arcane scholarship and clandestine research involving the uncanny phenomenon known as the 'House-Devil,' the 'Paper-Man,' or the 'Boss in the Wall.' Like all of Davidson's finest work, THE BOSS IN THE WALL is a brilliant piece of fiction that cuts across numerous genres. Nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novella in 1998." - Boyd White. "What a scary story, like a modern DRACULA but completely original in its concept and chillingly realistic in its narration."- Poul Anderson. "THE BOSS IN THE WALL is a last powerful and major work by a major and powerful author." - Gregory Benford. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#159410).
"First Edition: June 1998 / ... / 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page. "... published in / a limited paperback edition of 1000 copies and in a / special deluxe, hardcover edition, autographed by Grania / Davis, Peter S. Beagle, and Michael Swanwick and / numbered 1-1000. A further boxed edition, autographed / by Grania Davis, Peter S. Beagle, and Michael Swanwick / is lettered A-Z" on limitation page.