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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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Novel: "Humpty Dumpty: An Oval" 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.


Even though he won the 1956 Hugo Award for "Best Book Reviewer," and even though he is one of the most highly regarded of science fiction writers, his fiction never won a Hugo or Nebula Award. The closest he came was receiving the award of Grand Master as presented by the Science Fiction Writers of America, and a Retro Hugo Award (presented in 2001) for Best Short Story of 1951, for "To Serve Man... See more »

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