SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Damon Knight

From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the extraordinary short fiction of Damon Knight, one of the most important figures in modern science fiction.


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Author, editor, critic, fan: few people have had such a great and varied impact on modern SF as Damon Knight. From membership of seminal SF group the Futurians, through years of incisive reviews and criticism, to editorship of the influential Orbit series of anthologies, Knight bestrode 20th-century SF like a colossus. After his death in 2002, the SFWA Grand Master Award was renamed in his honour.

The four volumes contained in this omnibus represent the best of his acclaimed short fiction – Far Out, In Deep, Off Centre and Turning On – including his retro Hugo-winning ‘To Serve Man’, surely the only SF story to inspire episodes of both The Twilight Zone and The Simpsons!


You can find more of Damon Knight’s work via his Author page on the SF Gateway website, and read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.