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Science Fiction author Damon Knight died on April 15 in 2002. I am not a member of SFWA as the WGA is far better at negotiating anything I would be working on for the money, as opposed to for the joy of it. Still, Damon Knight’s importance to the science fiction genre and the fannish community is not to be overlooked.

Damon Knight (September 19, 1922-April 15, 2002) was a science fiction author, editor, and critic. 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; with his wife Kate Wilhelm. 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. The SFWA’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. (via Wikipedia)

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