Damon Knight bibliography

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This is a bibliography of works by Damon Knight.

The bibliography is in chronological order of first publication of the books. In most cases only first editions are shown for each title. In some cases, multiple editions are shown if the title was changed; this happened for Hell's Pavement, for example. Some other variant titles are listed separately, with notes indicating what the original titles were.

The main bibliographic sources are footnoted from this paragraph and provided much of the information in the following sections.[1],[2],[3],[4],[5] Some footnotes annotating specific points are provided at the appropriate places below.

Novels and fixups[edit]

Short story collections and omnibus editions[edit]

  • Far Out. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961; hardcover.
  • In Deep. New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation, 1963; paperback.
  • Off Center. New York: Ace Books, 1965; paperback. Bound dos-a-dos with Knight's The Rithian Terror, as Ace Double M-113 see below.
  • Turning On. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1966; hardback.
  • Two Novels. London: Victor Gollancz, 1974; hardback. Included "Double Meaning", which was also published separately as The Rithian Terror; see above.
  • Three Novels. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1967; hardback. Later reissued in the UK as Natural State and Other Stories.
  • Off Centre. London: Victor Gollancz, 1969; hardcover. Re-issue of Off Center in UK, with three additional stories.
  • World Without Children and The Earth Quarter. New York: Lancer Books, 1970; paperback.
  • Natural State and Other Stories. London and Sydney: Pan Books, 1975; paperback. This is a UK retitling of "Three Novels".
  • The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City: Nelson Doubleday, 1976; hardcover.
  • Rule Golden. New York:Morrow/Avon, 1979; paperback.
  • Late Knight Edition. Cambridge:NESFA Press, 1985; hardcover.
  • One Side Laughing: Stories Unlike Other Stories. New York:St. Martins Press, 1991; hardcover.
  • God's Nose. Eugene, Oregon:Pulphouse Publishing, 1991; paperback. This was in the Pulphouse Author's Choice Monthly series.
  • Rule Golden/Double Meaning. New York:Tor Books, 1991; paperback. This was number 34 in the Tor Double Novels series. "Double Meaning" was also published separately as The Rithian Terror; see above.


  • VOR. New York:Avon Books, 1958; paperback. Knight collaborated with James Blish on a short story titled "The Weakness of RVOG", published in the February 1949 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories. Blish later expanded this into VOR.
  • Better Than One. Cambridge: NESFA Press, 1980; hardcover. A collection of stories by both Knight and Kate Wilhelm; four by Knight, five by Wilhelm, with some additional introductory material by each.[6]
  • "On Hood River, Oregon" in: Temper!, Vol. I, No. 1, May 1945. New York: Parallax. ed. Judy & Dan Zissman. Knight's contribution to this fanzine is talking trash about Hood River.

Translated books[edit]

Also see Thirteen French Science-Fiction Stories in the "Edited books" section, below.

Edited books[edit]

  • First Flight: Maiden Voyages in Space and Time. New York: Lancer Books, 1963; paperback.
  • A Century of Great Short Science Fiction Novels. New York: Delacorte Press, 1964; hardcover.
  • Tomorrow X 4. Greenwich, CN: Fawcett Publications, 1964; hardcover.
  • Beyond Tomorrow. New York: Harper & Row, 1965; hardcover.
  • The Dark Side. Garden City: Doubleday, 1965; hardcover.
  • Thirteen French Science-Fiction Stories. Toronto: Bantam Books, 1965; paperback.
  • Cities of Wonder. Garden City: Doubleday, 1966; hardcover.
  • Nebula Award Stories 1965. Garden City: Doubleday, 1966; hardcover.
  • Orbit 1. New York: Putnam, 1966; hardcover.
  • Orbit 2. New York: Putnam, 1967; hardcover.
  • Science Fiction Inventions. New York: Lancer Books, 1967; paperback.
  • Worlds To Come. New York: Harper & Row, 1967; hardcover.
  • The Metal Smile. New York: Belmont Books, 1968; paperback.
  • One Hundred Years of Science Fiction. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968; hardcover.
  • Orbit 3. New York: Putnam, 1968; hardcover.
  • Orbit 4. New York: Putnam, 1968; hardcover.
  • Tomorrow and Tomorrow. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968; hardcover.
  • Toward Infinity. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968; hardcover.
  • Now Begins Tomorrow. New York: Lancer Books, 1969; paperback.
  • Orbit 5. New York: Putnam, 1969; hardcover.
  • Dimension X. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1970; hardcover.
  • Orbit 6. New York: Putnam, 1970; hardcover.
  • Orbit 7. New York: Putnam, 1970; hardcover.
  • Orbit 8. New York: Putnam, 1970; hardcover.
  • First Contact. New York: Pinnacle Books, 1971; hardcover.
  • Orbit 9. New York: Putnam, 1971; hardcover.
  • A Pocketful of Stars. Garden City: Doubleday, 1971; hardcover.
  • The Shape of Things. New York: Popular Library, 1971; paperback.
  • Orbit 10. New York: Putnam, 1972; hardcover.
  • Orbit 11. New York: Putnam, 1972; hardcover.
  • Perchance to Dream. Garden City: Doubleday, 1972; hardcover.
  • A Science Fiction Argosy. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1972; hardcover.
  • The Golden Road. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1973; hardcover.
  • Orbit 12. New York: Putnam, 1973; hardcover.
  • Happy Endings. Indianapolis New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1974; hardcover.
  • Orbit 13. New York: Berkley, 1974; hardcover.
  • Orbit 14. New York: Harper & Row, 1974; hardcover.
  • Orbit 15. New York: Harper & Row, 1974; hardcover.
  • A Shocking Thing. New York: Pocket Books, 1974; paperback.
  • Best Stories from Orbit: Volumes 1-10. New York: Berkley, 1975; hardcover.
  • Orbit 16. New York: Harper & Row, 1975; hardcover.
  • Orbit 17. New York: Harper & Row, 1975; hardcover.
  • Science Fiction of the Thirties. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1975; hardcover.
  • Orbit 18. New York: Harper & Row, 1976; hardcover.
  • Orbit 19. New York: Harper & Row, 1977; hardcover.
  • Turning Points: Essays on the Art of Science Fiction. New York: Harper & Row, 1977; hardcover.
  • Westerns of the 40's:Classics From the Great Pulps. Indianapolis/New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1977; hardcover.


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Clute, John; Nicholls, Peter, eds. (1993). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc. p. 672. ISBN 0-312-09618-6. 
  2. ^ Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Volume 1. Chicago: Advent: Publishers, Inc. p. 256. ISBN 0-911682-20-1. 
  3. ^ Currey, L. W. (1979). Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors: A Bibliography of First Printings of Their Fiction. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co. p. 282. ISBN 0-8161-8242-6. 
  4. ^ "Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections, Combined Edition". Retrieved 10 July 2006. 
  5. ^ Reginald, R. (1979). Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature: Volume 1: Indexes to the Literature. Detroit: Gale Research Company. p. 297. ISBN 0-8103-1051-1. 
  6. ^ "Better Than One". Retrieved 10 July 2006.