Dr. Esterhazy and Electronyms

By R.

I've been reading Avram Davidson's Adventures of Dr. Esterhazy. It's really delightful, smart, whimsical, funny. A while back, I stumbled onto avramdavidson.org, full of interesting bits about Esterhazy's creator. That site is maintained, it so happens, by one Henry Wessells, coiner of the term electronym, which really should be in wider usage.