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Title: To Serve Man Title Record # 55219
Author: Damon Knight
Date: 1950-11-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1953Translated by not mentioned hand in sources.
French Comment servir l'homme
1977Translated by Marcial Souto Tizón and José María Aroca.
Spanish El hombre: cómo servirlo
1983Translated by Pierre Versins
French Pour servir l'homme
1987Translated by Helmut Degner.
German Ein Plan für die Menschheit

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
1 2001 Retro Hugo Best Short Story

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Galaxy Science Fiction, November 1950 1950-11-00 ed. H. L. Gold World Editions, Inc.  
$0.25?$: US dollar
164
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Don Sibley Checkmark
The Best Science-Fiction Stories: 1951 1951-08-05 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty Frederick Fell (Fell's Science-Fiction Library)  
$2.95?$: US dollar
351
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Best Science-Fiction Stories: 1951 1951-09-00 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty Frederick Fell (Fell's Science-Fiction Library)  
$2.95?$: US dollar
351
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Best Science Fiction Stories: Second Series 1952-00-00 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty Grayson & Grayson  
9/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
240
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Galaxie (1ère série), #1 November 1953 1953-11-00 ed.
Editors of Galaxie (1ère série)?Editors of Galaxie (1ere serie)
Editions Nuit et Jour  
F100.00?F: French frank
132
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Mel Hunter  
Frontiers in Space: Selections from The Best Science Fiction Stories 1955-05-00 ed. Everett F. Bleiler, T. E. Dikty Bantam Books 1328
$0.25?$: US dollar
166
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Far Out 1961-00-00 Damon Knight Simon & Schuster  
$3.95?$: US dollar
282
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Tony Palladino Checkmark
Far Out 1961-06-00 Damon Knight Simon & Schuster / SFBC  
$1.20?$: US dollar
xi+
199
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Far Out 1962-00-00 Damon Knight Gollancz  
15/-?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
5+
282
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Far Out 1962-03-00 Damon Knight Berkley Medallion F616
$0.50?$: US dollar
192
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Richard Powers Checkmark
Far Out 1963-00-00 Damon Knight Corgi GS1439
3/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
221
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Josh Kirby Checkmark
The Mindworm 1967-00-00 ed. uncredited Tandem T118
3/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
191
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Checkmark
Les chefs-d'œuvre de la méchanceté?Les chefs-doeuvre de la mechancete
1969-00-00 ed. Jacques Sternberg Planète (Anthologie Planète)     464
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Jean Gourmelin  
Cosmic Laughter: Science Fiction for the Fun of It 1974-00-00 ed. Joe Haldeman Holt, Rinehart and Winston 0-03-006931-9
$5.95?$: US dollar
x+
189
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Joey Cavanaugh Checkmark
The History of the Science Fiction Magazine Part 3 1946-1955 1976-00-00 ed. Michael Ashley New English Library 0-450-03051-2   349
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Bob Layzell  
The Best of Damon Knight 1976-05-00 Damon Knight Nelson Doubleday / SFBC 2474
$2.49?$: US dollar
ix+
307
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Richard V. Corben Checkmark
The Best of Damon Knight 1976-09-00 Damon Knight Pocket Books 0-671-80699-8
C$1.95?C$: Canadian dollar
xiii+
337
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Ed Soyka Checkmark
The Best of Damon Knight 1976-09-00 Damon Knight Pocket Books 0-671-80699-8
$1.95?$: US dollar
xiii+
337
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Ed Soyka Checkmark
The History of the Science Fiction Magazine, Vol. 3 1946-1955 1977-00-00 ed. Michael Ashley Contemporary Books 0-8092-7842-1
$9.95?$: US dollar
349
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Bob Layzell Checkmark
The History of the Science Fiction Magazine, Vol. 3 1946-1955 1977-00-00 ed. Michael Ashley Contemporary Books 0-8092-7841-3
$4.95?$: US dollar
349
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Bob Layzell Checkmark
Los mundos de Damon Knight 1977-00-00 Damon Knight Acervo (Acervo ciencia/ficción #23) 84-7002-228-8   488
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll El Cubri  
Far Out 1978-00-00 Damon Knight Magnum 0-417-02210-7
£0.90?£: UK pound
224
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Chris Moore Checkmark
Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction 1980-03-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander, Frederik Pohl Playboy Press 0-87223-568-8
$10.95?$: US dollar
xiii+
465
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Tommy Soloski Checkmark
Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction 1980-07-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander, Frederik Pohl Playboy Press / SFBC 3888
$6.98?$: US dollar
xv+
481
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Tommy Soloski Checkmark
The Best of Damon Knight 1980-07-00 Damon Knight Pocket Books 0-671-83375-8
$2.50?$: US dollar
xiii+
337
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Carl Lundgren  
Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction 1981-04-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander, Frederik Pohl Wideview Books 0-87223-647-1
$7.95?$: US dollar
xiii+
465
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Tommy Soloski Checkmark
Galaxy: Volume 1 1981-10-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander, Frederik Pohl Playboy Paperbacks 0-87216-917-0
$2.50?$: US dollar
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Paul Alexander Checkmark
Histoires d'envahisseurs 1983-04-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction #3779) 2-253-03149-6   445
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Cl. Gozlan Checkmark
Histoires de science-fiction 1984-00-00 ed. Jacques Goimard,
Demètre Ioakimidis?Demetre Ioakimidis
,
Gérard Klein?Gerard Klein
Le Livre de Poche / Actuel (La grande anthologie de la science-fiction)     120
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Manchu  
The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) 1984-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / New American Library of Canada (DAW Collectors #594) 0-87997-953-4 / UE1953
C$3.95?C$: Canadian dollar
319
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Dino Marsan Checkmark
The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) 1984-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #594) 0-87997-953-4
$3.50?$: US dollar
319
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Dino Marsan Checkmark
The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories 1985-00-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Richard Matheson, Charles G. Waugh MJF Books 1-56731-065-6   550
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories 1985-07-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Richard Matheson, Charles G. Waugh Avon Books 0-380-89601-X
$8.95?$: US dollar
550
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Checkmark
Magische Schatten 1987-00-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Richard Matheson, Charles G. Waugh Heyne (Heyne Allgemeine Reihe #6927) 3-453-00367-5
DM 7.80?DM: German (Deutsche) mark
319
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Otto (1) Checkmark
Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction: Sixth Series 1988-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-65754-6
$8.95?$: US dollar
624
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Romas Checkmark
La science-fiction 1992-10-00 ed. Antonia Gasquez, Edith Heintzmann Nathan 2-09-171093-8   155
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Bruce Coville's Book of Aliens: Tales to Warp Your Mind 1994-02-00 ed. Bruce Coville Apple / Scholastic 0-590-46162-1
$2.95?$: US dollar
172
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Steve Fastner  
Bruce Coville's Book of Aliens: Tales to Warp Your Mind 1995-00-00 ed. Bruce Coville Apple / Scholastic 0-590-46162-1
$3.99?$: US dollar
ix+
179
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Steve Fastner  
Bruce Coville's Book of Aliens: Tales to Warp Your Mind 1995-04-00 ed. Bruce Coville Lions 0-00-675073-7
£2.99?£: UK pound
ix+
177
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Steve Fastner  
100 Astounding Little Alien Stories 1996-09-00 ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, Robert Weinberg Barnes & Noble Books 0-7607-0142-3
$7.98?$: US dollar
xvi+
544
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Cheryl Knippenburg Checkmark
Bruce Coville's Book of Aliens and Ghosts 1996-10-00 Bruce Coville Collins 0-00-675278-0
£3.99?£: UK pound
ix+
177+
ix+
180
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Steve Fastner  
The Young Oxford Book of Aliens 1998-09-00 ed. Dennis Pepper Oxford University Press 0-19-278155-3
$22.95?$: US dollar
viii+
215
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Walker  
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy 2000-07-18 ed. Garyn G. Roberts Prentice-Hall 0-13-021280-6
$47.00?$: US dollar
xviii+
1166
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Frank R. Paul Checkmark
The Young Oxford Book of Aliens 2000-09-00 ed. Dennis Pepper Oxford University Press 0-19-278177-4
£6.99?£: UK pound
viii+
215
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth John Walker  
Petite anthologie de la science-fiction 2001-05-00 ed.
Joëlle Wintrebert?Joelle Wintrebert
SEDRAP (Lecture en tête) 2-84117-345-3
€5.80?€: Euro
188
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Alien Stories 1 2002-01-00 ed. Dennis Pepper Oxford University Press 0-19-275162-X
£4.99?£: UK pound
153
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Paul Young  
Bruce Coville's Book of Aliens: Tales to Warp Your Mind 2003-00-00 ed. Bruce Coville Apple / Scholastic 0-590-46162-1
$3.99?$: US dollar
172
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Steve Fastner Checkmark
The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy 2003-00-00 ed. Garyn G. Roberts Prentice-Hall 0-13-021280-6   xviii+
1166
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Frank R. Paul Checkmark
The Campfire Collection: Thrilling, Chilling Tales of Alien Encounters 2005-06-00 ed. Gina Hyams Chronicle Books 0-8118-4514-1
$15.95?$: US dollar
255
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Antonio M. Rosario , Ben Stockley Checkmark
The Big Book of Adventure Stories 2011-05-00 ed. Otto Penzler Vintage Crime / Black Lizard / Vintage Books 978-0-307-47450-6
$25.00?$: US dollar
xvii+
874
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Rafael DeSoto Checkmark
Far Out 2011-09-29 Damon Knight Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-11136-3
£2.99?£: UK pound
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Far Out / In Deep / Off Centre / Turning On 2014-08-14 Damon Knight Gollancz (SF Gateway Omnibus) 978-0-575-11121-9
£20.00?£: UK pound
xii+
530
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni Chris Moore Checkmark
The Best of Damon Knight 2020-12-20 Damon Knight ReAnimus Press 979-858445241-4
$16.99?$: US dollar
313
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Clay Hagebusch  
The Best of Damon Knight 2020-12-21 Damon Knight ReAnimus Press  
$5.99?$: US dollar
 
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Best of Damon Knight date unknown Damon Knight Pocket Books 0-671-83375-8
C$2.75?C$: Canadian dollar
xiii+
337
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Carl Lundgren Checkmark
The Best of Damon Knight date unknown Damon Knight Pocket Books 0-671-83375-8
$2.50?$: US dollar
xiii+
337
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Carl Lundgren Checkmark
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