History Creator / DamonKnight

10th Oct '16 10:21:34 AM Trueman001
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Damon Knight (1922-2002) was an American author, editor and professional critic of SpeculativeFiction, and a founding member of the Science Fiction Writers of America and the Clarion Writers Workshop. He wrote many novels and short-stories, including the famous story "To Serve Man", which is the basis for our trope, ToServeMan. He is also credited with popularizing the term "IdiotPlot".

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Damon Knight (1922-2002) (19222002) was an American author, editor and professional critic of SpeculativeFiction, and a founding member of the Science Fiction Writers of America and the Clarion Writers Workshop. He wrote many novels and short-stories, including the famous story "To Serve Man", which is the basis for our trope, ToServeMan. He is also credited with popularizing the term "IdiotPlot".
25th Mar '16 11:42:25 PM CaptEquinox
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* TheAgeless: Humanity is this in the far future, with accompanying {{Flight}} and HealingFactor -- with the exception of the Planner Dio, in the novella ''Dio''/''The Dying Man''. He's a brilliant architect on his way to find out what mortality is like, and it becomes reflected in his work.
28th Jan '16 5:56:40 PM PaulA
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In 2002, SFWA renamed their Grand Master award in his honor, calling it the DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward. Knight himself had won the award in 1995.

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In 2002, SFWA renamed their Grand Master award in his honor, calling it the DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward.UsefulNotes/DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward. Knight himself had won the award in 1995.
28th Nov '15 10:12:00 AM NTC3
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Damon Knight was an American author, editor and professional critic of SpeculativeFiction, and a founding member of the Science Fiction Writers of America and the Clarion Writers Workshop. He wrote many novels and short-stories, including the famous story "To Serve Man", which is the basis for our trope, ToServeMan. He is also credited with popularizing the term "IdiotPlot".

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Damon Knight (1922-2002) was an American author, editor and professional critic of SpeculativeFiction, and a founding member of the Science Fiction Writers of America and the Clarion Writers Workshop. He wrote many novels and short-stories, including the famous story "To Serve Man", which is the basis for our trope, ToServeMan. He is also credited with popularizing the term "IdiotPlot".
21st Aug '15 11:35:04 AM Trueman001
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* ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: "Rule Golden" has a {{Creator/BBC}} news announcer say "In Commons today...". But this is an Americanism; a real Brit would at the very minimum say "in ''the'' Commons", and a real BBC announcer would most likely say "in the House of Commons", which after all takes only about half a second longer to say.
24th Mar '15 4:07:45 PM EverybodyHatesBilly
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* VegetarianVampire: Spoofed in the short story "[[SdrawkcabName Eripmav]]", in which the vegetarian vampire is killed via a [[IncrediblyLamePun steak]] [[{{Feghoot}} through the heart]].

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* VegetarianVampire: Spoofed in the short story "[[SdrawkcabName Eripmav]]", in which the vegetarian vampire is killed via a [[IncrediblyLamePun [[spoiler:[[IncrediblyLamePun steak]] [[{{Feghoot}} through the heart]].heart]]]].
24th Mar '15 4:05:08 PM EverybodyHatesBilly
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* {{Feghoot}}: "Eripmav" is a setup for a stake/steak pun.

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* {{Feghoot}}: "Eripmav" is a setup for a stake/steak [[spoiler:stake/steak]] pun.
24th Mar '15 4:04:20 PM EverybodyHatesBilly
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* ImAHumanitarian: "To Serve Man" is a short story about a race of pig-like aliens called the Kanamit who offer Earth the benefits of their science in exchange for groups of earthlings to visit their planet. The title refers to that of a book which one of the characters managed to obtain.[[spoiler: The book is revealed to be . . . a cookbook.]]

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* ImAHumanitarian: "To Serve Man" is a short story about a race of pig-like aliens called the Kanamit who offer Earth the benefits of their science in exchange for groups of earthlings to visit their planet. The title refers to that of a book which one of the characters managed to obtain.[[spoiler: [[ItWasHisSled The book is revealed to be . . .be... a cookbook.]]
26th Aug '14 10:13:12 PM karstovich2
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* {{Feghoot}}: "Eripmav" is a setup for a stake/steak pun.



* VegetarianVampire: Spoofed in the short story "[[SdrawkcabName Eripmav]]", in which the vegetarian vampire is killed via a [[IncrediblyLamePun steak through the heart]].

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* VegetarianVampire: Spoofed in the short story "[[SdrawkcabName Eripmav]]", in which the vegetarian vampire is killed via a [[IncrediblyLamePun steak steak]] [[{{Feghoot}} through the heart]].
28th May '14 6:38:00 AM MiddleEighth
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* LifeOfTheParty: The short story "The Handler" is about an enormous charismatic man who is the Life Of A Party, but is also a puppet controlled by the despised pathetic little man crammed inside his chest.

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* LifeOfTheParty: The short story "The Handler" is about an enormous charismatic man who is the Life Of A Party, but is also a puppet controlled by the despised pathetic little man crammed inside his chest. When the little man leaves his puppet to take a break, everyone moves away from him and makes nasty comments about him; when, sadly, he returns to the puppet, he becomes the Life of the Party once again.
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