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Damon Francis Knight (1922 - 2002)

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Damon Francis Knight
Born in Baker County, Oregon, USAmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of [private wife (1920s - unknown)]
Husband of — married 1963 [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, USAmap
Profile last modified 24 May 2019 | Created 11 Mar 2018
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Biography

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Damon Francis Knight was born 19 September 1922 in Baker, Baker, Oregon, the son of Frances S Knight and Leola Ladorie Damon.[1][2][3]

He became a science fiction fan at the age of eleven and published two issues of a fanzine, Snide. At eighteen, he left Hood River, Oregon for New York, where he joined the Futurions; while with the group, he sold his first story.[4][5]

He is known for his work as a science fiction author, editor, and critic, but he was also a fan and co-founder of the National Fantasy Fan Federation. He received a Hugo Award for Best Reviewer in 1956. He also wrote under the pen name Stuart Fleming Conanight.[6]

He first married Helen M Schlaz, in 1960 in New York City.[7] His second marriage was to author Kate Wilhelm in 1963[8], to whom he remained married until his death.[9] At the time of his marriage to Wilhelm, he had three children; with Wilhelm, he had one son.[10]

Damon Knight was known for his work to promote other writers, especially within the field of science fiction. He founded Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, now a non-profit organization) as Science Fiction Writers of America, Inc. He and his wife, Kate Wilhelm, worked together to establish writers workshops, including the prestigious Clarion Writers Workshop.[11]

Damon Knight died 15 April 2002 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon.[12] [13]


Sources

  1. 1930 U.S. census, Hood River County, Oregon, population schedule, Hood River City, enumeration district (ED) 14-7, sheet 4B (handwritten), dwelling 87, family 107, Damon Knight in the household of Frederick S Knight; digital image, Amazon (Amazon.com : accessed 11 Mar 2018).
  2. 1940 U.S. census, Hood River County, Oregon, population schedule, Hood River City, enumeration district (ED) 14-10, sheet 7B (handwritten), dwelling 184, Damon Knight in household of Fredrick Knight; digital image, Amazon (Amazon.com : accessed 11 Mar 2018).
  3. "Damon Knight." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 11 Mar. 2018. Web. 11 Mar. 2018.
  4. "Interview with Hall of Fame Author Kate Wilhelm." Amazing Stories. http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2014/11/interview-hall-fame-author-kate-wilhelm/
  5. "Damon Knight." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 11 Mar. 2018. Web. 11 Mar. 2018.
  6. "Damon Knight." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 11 Mar. 2018. Web. 11 Mar. 2018.
  7. "New York, New York, Marriage License Indexes, 1907-1995." Amazon (Amazon.com : accessed 11 Mar 2018).
  8. Kate Wilhelm. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. March 10, 2018.
  9. "Damon Knight." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 11 Mar. 2018. Web. 11 Mar. 2018.
  10. "Interview with Hall of Fame Author Kate Wilhelm." Amazing Stories.
  11. "Damon Knight." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 11 Mar. 2018. Web. 11 Mar. 2018.
  12. "Damon Knight." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 11 Mar. 2018. Web. 11 Mar. 2018.
  13. "Damon Francis Knight (1922-2002)." FindAGrave.


  • Damon Francis Knight (1922-2002) on Find A Grave: Memorial #86191009 retrieved 11 March 2018
  • "Damon Knight." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 10 Feb. 2018. Web. 11 Mar. 2018.
  • 1930 U.S. census, Hood River County, Oregon, population schedule, Hood River City, enumeration district (ED) 14-7, sheet 4B (handwritten), dwelling 87, family 107, Damon Knight in the household of Frederick S Knight; digital image, Amazon (Amazon.com : accessed 11 Mar 2018); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll n.a.
  • 1940 U.S. census, Hood River County, Oregon, population schedule, Hood River City, enumeration district (ED) 14-10, sheet 7B (handwritten), dwelling 184, Damon Knight in household of Fredrick Knight; digital image, Amazon (Amazon.com : accessed 11 Mar 2018); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3361.
  • "New York, New York, Marriage License Indexes, 1907-1995." Amazon (Amazon.com : accessed 11 Mar 2018), citing New York City Municipal Archives, n.d.
  • “Damon Knight, 79, a Writer And Editor of Science Fiction.” The New York Times, 17 Apr. 2002, www.nytimes.com/2002/04/17/arts/damon-knight-79-a-writer-and-editor-of-science-fiction.html.

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