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This lecture was delivered in Chicago about six months before Heinlein started typing Have Space Suit, Will Travel.[/quote]

Which is a truly great novel, and not just because he got the engineering right.


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Maybe "damon knight" was part of Advent's stylebook.

Having now examined my own copy, I can say that "Damon Knight" is capitalized on page 15 of the 1969 paperback reprint of The Science Fiction Novel. So Advent changed this after the 1959 edition, which, I presume, is the one in the Hathi Trust's archive. Maybe somebody realized that the lowercase name would just annoy readers of the Twenty-First Century. The newer edition has fresh typesetting with more words per page.

I had dinner last night with Jon Stopa, one of the people who started Advent Books way back when. Most of Knight's In Search of Wonder was assembled from magazine reviews in Jon's collection. I told him about our discussion here.

Jon recalls that "damon knight" was often uncapitalized (um, minusculized?), though he doesn't recall the reason why. (But it was fun to hear old Advent stories.)

In 2009 Fred Pohl recalled this, too, writing: "That’s the way he used to write his name, all lowercase, changing to the conventional capitalized form when he got his first editorial job."

Earl Kemp (who typeset Advent Books) wrote, as a footnote to F. M. Busby's reference to "knight" in Who Killed Science Fiction?: "The lower-case 'k' is not a typographical error; it is a reference to a fannish-days affectation of Damon Knight of lowercasing his own name."

So I think I have that nailed down, and I should probably stop, lest readers consider me obsessed.

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Opus G.018 "The Devil Makes the Law" Unknown 9/1940

Opus G.021 "They" Unknown 4/1941

Opus G.023 "--And He Built a Crooked House--" Reprinted in Famous Fantastic Mysteries 12/1951

Opus G.036 "The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag" Unknown 10/1942

Opus G.060 "Flight into the Future Collier's Weekly 8/30/1947


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Opus G.065 "Gentlemen, Be Seated" Reprinted in Famous Fantastic Mysteries 6/1952

Opus G.068 "Our Fair City" Weird Tales 1/1949

Opus G.084a “Baedeker of the Solar System” The Saturday Review 12/24/1949

Opus G.144 "Pravda Means Truth" American Mercury 10/1960


Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:50 am
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This may be my new favorite thread... I've always wanted to read some of the magazine stories that never got collected into published editions!


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Diadian wrote:
This may be my new favorite thread... I've always wanted to read some of the magazine stories that never got collected into published editions!



GRRRRR!!!!
I access this forum at work, and the IT guy won't update my workstation with the later Adobe software. I can't read these links!


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Opus G.007 "Let There Be Light" (in epub format)

Opus G. 056 "The Green Hills of Earth" (short story)


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Downloading....

*great* thread. :-)

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The Virginia Edition sample has been mentioned elsewhere. For completeness' sake, it contains:

G.014 Beyond Doubt
G.044 Why Buy a Stone Axe
G.102 Ray Guns and Rocket Ships
G.108 Letter to Niven and Pournelle
G.139 "All You Zombies—"

Unnumbered poem Brave New World
Unnumbered correspondence


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Another uncataloged piece:

Who Killed Science Fiction?


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