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Damon Knight (September 19, 1922April 15, 2002) was a science fiction author, editor, and critic. September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... The word author has several meanings: The author of a book, story, article or the like, is the person who has written it (or is writing it). ...


His first story was published in 1941. 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 Writers' Conference, and cofounder of the Clarion Writers Workshop. Knight lived in Eugene, Oregon, United States, with his wife Kate Wilhelm. Publishing is the activity of putting information into the public arena. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... Science Fiction Writers of America, or SFWA (pronounced siff-wah or seff-wah), was founded in 1965 by Damon Knight and James Blish. ... The National Fantasy Fan Federation (N3F) is one of the worlds oldest fandom organizations. ... Clarion is a six-week workshop for new and aspiring science fiction writers founded by Damon Knight and Kate Wilhelm. ... Eugene is the third largest city [1] and boasts the second largest metropolitan population [2] in the state of Oregon, and is also the county seat of Lane County, Oregon, USA. It is located at the south end of the Willamette Valley, at the confluence of the McKenzie River and... State nickname: Beaver State Other U.S. States Capital Salem Largest city Portland Governor Ted Kulongoski (D) Senators Ron Wyden (D) Gordon Smith (R) Official language(s) None Area 255,026 km² (9th)  - Land 248,849 km²  - Water 6,177 km² (2. ... Marriage is a relationship that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ... Kate Wilhelm (born 1928) is a writer who has written material including science fiction, mysteries, and fantasy. ...


At that time of his first story, he was living in New York, and was a member of the Futurians. One of his short stories describes paranormal disruption of a science fiction fan group, and contains cameo appearances of various Futurians. State nickname: The Empire State Official languages None. ... The Futurians were an influential group of science fiction fans, editors and writers. ...


The SFFWA's Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement was renamed in his honor. Formerly known as the Grand Master Award, Knight received that honor in 1994. The Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award is an award given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


Writings of Damon Knight (partial list)

Novels:

  • Hell's Pavement (1955)
  • VOR (with James Blish) (1958)
  • Masters of Evolution (1959)
  • The People Maker (1959)
  • The Sun Saboteurs (1961)
  • Beyond the Barrier (1964)
  • Mind Switch (1965)
  • Off Centre (1965)
  • The Rithian Terror (1965)
  • The Earth Quarter (1970)
  • World without Children (1970)
  • The World and Thorinn (1980)
  • The Man in the Tree (1984)
  • Double Meaning (1991)
  • God's Nose (1991)
  • Why Do Birds (1992)
  • Humpty Dumpty: An Oval (1996)

Short Stories and other writings: James Benjamin Blish (East Orange, New Jersey, May 23, 1921 - Henley-on-Thames, July 29, 1975) was an American author of fantasy and science fiction. ...

  • "Not with a Bang" (1949)
  • "To Serve Man" (1950)
  • "The Country of the Kind" (1955)
  • The Futurians (memoir/history)
  • In Search of Wonder (collected reviews and critical pieces)
  • Turning Points (editor/contributor: critical anthology)
  • Orbit (the anthology series) (editor)

To the general public, he is best known as the author of To Serve Man, which was adapted for The Twilight Zone. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Orbit is a long-running series of anthologies of new fiction edited by Damon Knight; often featuring work by such writers as Gene Wolfe, Joanna Russ, R. A. Lafferty, and Kate Wilhelm, who was married to Knight. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Twilight Zone original opening. ...


See also

Raphael Aloysius Lafferty (November 7, 1914 - March 18, 2002) was a noted science fiction and fantasy writer. ... Gene Wolfe (born May 7, 1931) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. ...

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Damon Knight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (203 words)
Damon Knight (September 19, 1922 – April 15, 2002) was a science fiction author, editor, and critic.
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 Writers' Conference, and cofounder of the Clarion Writers Workshop.
The SFFWA's Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement was renamed in his honor.
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