Knight, Damon, 1922-2002

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Damon Francis Knight (1922–2002) was an award-winning American science fiction author, editor, and critic. His first story was published in 1941 in the science fiction pulp magazine Amazing Stories ; over his career he has written novels, short stories, criticism and other non-fiction, and edited numerous anthologies. His best-known short story is "To Serve Man," which was adapted into a Twilight Zone episode.

Knight was a founding member 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 -- with his wife, author Kate Wilhelm -- cofounder of the Clarion Writers Workshop. These two highly-regarded writers' workshops have produced a remarkable number of award-winning writers, including Octavia Butler, Cory Doctorow, Vonda McIntyre, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Bruce Sterling.

From the guide to the Damon Knight Papers, 1956-1978, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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referencedIn Keith Laumer Papers, 1939-1969 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Damon Knight Papers, 1956-1978 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Frederik Pohl Papers, 1917-1968 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Harry Altshuler papers, 1944-1994 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Carter, Lin. Letters 1956-1978. Indiana University
referencedIn Robert A. W. Lowndes Papers, 1923-1996 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Richard Wilson Papers, 1940-1987 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Science Fiction Galleys and Page Proofs, 1971-1973. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Dann, Jack. Papers, 1970-1980. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Robert Silverberg Papers, 1955-1971 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
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associatedWith Altshuler, Harry, c. 1913-1990 person
associatedWith Carter, Lin. person
associatedWith Dann, Jack. person
associatedWith Laumer, Keith, 1925- person
associatedWith Lowndes, Robert W. person
associatedWith Pohl, Frederik. person
associatedWith Silverberg, Robert, Archives person
associatedWith Wilson, Richard, 1920-1987 person
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Birth 1922-09-19

Death 2002-04-15

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