Book List in Order: 38 titles


  • A classic must-have for all readers and writers of science fiction! Damon Knight effectively invented science fiction criticism. His reviews were not mere statements of his personal preferences—his skillful essays analyzed the books and told why th...


  • _With fifty illustrations, many never before published._The Futurian Society was founded in 1938 by thirteen science fiction fans; it never numbered more than twenty, including wives, girl friends and hangers-on; yet out of this small group came seve...


  • Detective Tales, March 1946THE LAST LAUGHAn Unusual Short Storyby Damon KnightI couldn’t help it! You would have laughed, too, if you’d seen that fat stoolie sewed up so tight in a red murder-frame that he couldn’t breathe.THE LAST LAUGH—was ...


  • He climbed a stepladder to get at the top cabinet shelf which cached their liquor when they had any. Small upstate towns and their school boards being what they were, this was one of many necessary financial precautions.Inspecting the doleful few fin...


  • Armchair Fiction presents extra large paperback editions of classic science fiction double novels. The first novel, “Earth Quarter,” written by Damon Knight, is an exciting look at the dark side of human nature. When it came down to it, death and...


  • Six vintage stories from Science Fiction Grand Master, Damon Knight. First published in the 1940s & 50s, these stories show his diversity from galactic adventure to nihilistic philosophy.Doorway to Kal-Jmar—Two men had died before Syme Rector's gun...



  • DAMON KNIGHT is one of America's originals, a visionary iconoclast in the line of Twain, Bierce, Vonnegut, or Philip K. Dick. Now, with Humpty Dumpty, he offers an extraordinary capstone to his remarkable career, a meditation, by turns caustic and te...






  • It is the early 21st century, and Ed Stone says he's been in suspended animation since the 1930s--put there by aliens who have sent him on a mission: convince the nations of the world to build a massive vault, in which humanity's billions will lie in...


  • Sequel to CV and The Observers. After invading Sea Venture, Earth's largest ocean habitat, the Symbionts have infected the bodies of both humans and animals. Now, people become smarter—or they die. Violence is punished by instant execution from...



  • An alien intelligence has infected the residents of Sea Venture with a personality change that gives them the ability to see the flaws in civilization and the evil power to affect changes to evolve to true intelligence...



  • Sea Venture, CV for short, is the largest ocean-going vessel ever built by man. It is not a ship but a huge sea habitat housing a scientific research station, an entire city of thousands of permanent residents and passengers.For some, CV is the vacat...




  • Thorinn, alienated from his father and brothers, embarks on a journey to the center of the earth, traveling down a dry well and encountering strange worlds, a variety of races, and finally, a supreme intelligence...


  • First Voyages is an anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Damon Knight, Martin H. Greenberg and Joseph D. Olander, first published in paperback by Avon Books in May 1981. It is a compilation of the first published stories of twenty pro...




  • In a near future USA an obscure inventor creates the Gizmo - a device which can duplicate anything, including itself. The social and economic implications of this machine are explored in a brilliant and terrifying extrapolation, first published in 19...







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    THEY'VE SEEN THE FUTURE -- AND IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD.... What's going to happen when the world ends? Here are 14 humorous, poignant, eerie, and altogether too possible views of what things will be like when: Walking for pleasure and exercise b...



  • As a newspaper publisher, Robert James Dahls found the news disconcerting; in fact, inexplicable. News items like two boxers simultaneously knocking each other out, prison guards sick and unable to guard the prisoners, policemen shooting fleeing culp...



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    They went aboard the alien ship that had showed up at their hostel on the moon. Harriet and two other women, and six men counting the guide and Weaver. The ship was a red-lit cavern. The "crewman" turned out to be a hairy horror, a three-fo...