Damon Knight


Born
in Baker, Oregon, The United States
September 19, 1922

Died
April 15, 2002

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Damon Francis Knight was an American science fiction author, editor, and critic.
Knight's first professional sale was a cartoon drawing to a science-fiction magazine, Amazing Stories. His first story, "Resilience", was published in 1941. He is best known as the author of "To Serve Man", which was adapted for The Twilight Zone. He was a recipient of the Hugo Award, founder of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), cofounder of the National Fantasy Fan Federation, cofounder of the Milford Writer's Workshop, and cofounder of the Clarion Writers Workshop. Knight lived in Eugene, Oregon, with his wife Kate Wilhelm.

Average rating: 4.11 · 38,751 ratings · 1,736 reviews · 406 distinct worksSimilar authors
Creating Short Fiction: The...

4.03 avg rating — 560 ratings — published 1981
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To Serve Man

3.89 avg rating — 229 ratings — published 1950
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Nebula Award Stories

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3.72 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 1966 — 7 editions
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The Best of Damon Knight

3.91 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 1976 — 4 editions
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A for Anything

3.20 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 1959 — 22 editions
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Why Do Birds

3.25 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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The Man in the Tree

3.63 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1984 — 7 editions
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The Futurians

3.69 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1977 — 7 editions
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Far Out

3.70 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1961 — 3 editions
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Humpty Dumpty: An Oval

3.19 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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“It is true that all of us are the beneficiaries of crimes committed by our ancestors, and it is true that nothing can be done about that now because the victims are dead and the survivors are innocent. These are good reasons for keeping our mouths shut about the past: but tell me, what are our reasons for silence about atrocities still to come?”
Damon Knight, One Side Laughing: Stories Unlike Other Stories

“During the four days of the storm, I became accustomed to the soft light of lamps and candles and grew to like it. When the power came on again, I discovered that I was actually disappointed. The electric lights seemed cold and impersonal; they revealed too much.”
Damon Knight, One Side Laughing: Stories Unlike Other Stories

“In the street, he turned west and walked against a tide of blank-eyed, gum-chewing faces. A taxi went over a manhole cover, clink-clank. Steam was rising from an excavation at the corner. The world was like a puzzle with half the pieces missing. What was the pont of all these drab buildings, this dirty sky?”
Damon Knight, One Side Laughing: Stories Unlike Other Stories

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