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Damon Knight


(Damon Francis Knight)
USA flag (1922 - 2002)
Husband of Kate Wilhelm

Knight's first professional sale was a cartoon drawing to a science-fiction magazine. His first story, "Resilience", was published in 1941.

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Series
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   1. CV (1985)
   2. The Observers (1988)
   3. A Reasonable World (1991)
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Series contributed to
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Anthologies edited
   A Century of Science Fiction (1963)
   First Flight (1963)
   A Century of Great Short Science Fiction Novels (1964)
   Tomorrow X 4 (1964)
   13 French Science Fiction Stories (1965)
   Beyond Tomorrow (1965)
   The Dark Side (1965)
   Cities of Wonder (1966)
   Orbit 1 (1966)
   Orbit 2 (1967)
   Science Fiction Inventions (1967)
   The Shape of Things (1967)
   Worlds to Come (1967)
   The Metal Smile (1968)
   One Hundred Years of Science Fiction (1968)
   Orbit 3 (1968)
   Orbit 4 (1968)
   Towards Infinity (1968)
   Orbit 5 (1969)
   Dimension X (1970)
   Orbit 6 (1970)
   Orbit 7 (1970)
   Orbit 8 (1970)
   Orbit 11 (1972)
   Orbit 9 (1972)
   A Science Fiction Argosy (1972)
   A Pocketful of Stars (1972)
   Orbit 10 (1972)
   Perchance to Dream (1973)
   Tomorrow and Tomorrow (1973)
   The Golden Road (1974)
   Orbit 12 (1974)
   Orbit 14 (1974)
   Elsewhere X 3 (1974)
   Happy Endings (1974)
   Orbit 15 (1974)
   A Shocking Thing (1974)
   Orbit 13 (1974)
   Orbit 16 (1975)
   Orbit 17 (1975)
   Science Fiction of the Thirties (1975)
   Orbit 18 (1976)
   The Best from Orbit (1976)
   Orbit 19 (1977)
   First Contact (1978)
   Science Fiction of the 40s (1978) (with Frederik Pohl)
   Western Classics from the Great Pulps (1978)
   Orbit 20 (1978)
   Orbit 21 (1980)
   First Voyages (1981) (with Martin H Greenberg and Joseph Olander)
   The Clarion Awards (1984)
   Westerns of the 40's (1998)
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Damon Knight
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Short stories
Double Meaning [short story]
In the Beginning
Not with a Bang (1949)
To Serve Man (1950)
Ask Me Anything (1951)
Cabin Boy (1951)
The Analogues (1952)
Beachcomber (1952)
Ticket to Anywhere (1952)
Anachron (1953)
Babel II (1953)
Four in One (1953)
Special Delivery (1953)
Rule Golden [short story] (1954)
The Country of the Kind (1955)
You're Another (1955)
Extempore (1956)
The Last Word (1956)
Stranger Station (1956)
The Dying Man (1957)
The Enemy (1957)
An Eye for a What? (1957)
Be My Guest (1958)
Eripmav (1958)
Idiot Stick (1958)
Thing of Beauty (1958)
The Handler (1960)
Time Enough (1960)
The Big Pat Boom (1963)
God's Nose [short story] (1964)
Maid to Measure (1964)
Shall the Dust Praise Thee? (1967)
Masks (1968)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
I See You (1976)Hugo (nominee)
Forever (1981)
O (1983)
Strangers on Paradise (1986)
Not a Creature (1993)
Fortyday (1994)
Life Edit (1996)


Awards
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1969) : Masks
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1969) : Masks
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1977) : I See You


Damon Knight recommends
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The Book of Ptath (1947)
A E van Vogt
"Van Vogt's work has a raw power that has never been equalled in science fiction."
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The Blue Star (1952)
Fletcher Pratt
"A magnificent job of writing... a gem-perfect example of a branch of pure fantasy so rare nowadays."
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Conjure Wife (1953)
Fritz Leiber
"Easily the most frightening (and necessarily) the most thoroughly convincing of all modern horror stories...Leiber has never written anything better."
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The End of Eternity (1955)
Isaac Asimov
"Monumentally good ideas...fascinating."
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Dangerous Visions 1 (1967)
Harlan Ellison
"Gigantic, exuberant, startling, vital, meaningful."
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Dreamsnake (1978)
Vonda N McIntyre
"One of the best and brightest of the new science fiction writers."
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Systemic Shock (1981)
(Quantrill, book 1)
Dean Ing
"Terrifyingly plausible."
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Meet Me in the Moon Room (2001)
Ray Vukcevich
"What other writer could make you start laughing halfway down the first page of a story about a man putting on a sweater? Thurber maybe, a long time ago. Buy this book."

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