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Damon Knight (I) (1922–2002)

Damon Knight was a force of nature in the field of science fiction. He moved to New York City when he was 17 to live with science-fiction fans, writers and editors. He started the Science Fiction Writers of America. With his wife Kate Wilhelm, he influenced generations of writers at writers workshops. He also wrote many works of fiction, including... See full bio »


(age 79) in Eugene, Oregon, USA

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 1962 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (based on a story by - 1 episode)
- To Serve Man (1962) ... (based on a story by)
 1954 Captain Video and His Video Rangers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Invisible Saboteur (1954) ... (writer)

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Non-fiction: "Will the Real Hieronymus Bosch Please Stand Up?" See more »

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1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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It occurs to me, now and then, that maybe a critic ought not to write about any author until the latter is dead; but I'm afraid some of you bastards will outlive me.


His best-known short story is "To Serve Man", which was published in 1950 and turned into The Twilight Zone: To Serve Man (1962). The story deals with the arrival on Earth of giant aliens who promise to end hunger and war. Their true intentions are made known, however, when their guidebook, "To Serve Man," is finally decoded: It's a cookbook. See more »

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