SCIENCE FICTION, THE LITERATURE OF THE FANTASTIC & MORE
Damon Knight. “Book Reviews: The Dissecting Table”, 1952.
Damon Knight. “Book Reviews: The Dissecting Table,” [in:] Science Fiction Adventures. Vol. I, no. 1. November 1952. New York: Science Fiction Publications, 1952.
“it means what we point to when we say it”
Author and critic Damon Knight took science fiction literature seriously and applied standards of logic, coherence, and literary technique to the books he reviewed. Knight’s statement has often been adapted or quoted in truncated form, not to mention simply misquoted. Here it appears in its original published form.