To Serve Man

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To Serve Man,” a seminal short story by Damon Knight, has the moral: Beware of aliens bearing gifts. The title became a fannish catchphrase and allusion to all such stories.

Often reprinted, Knight’s story first appeared in the November 1950 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction, and was adapted for a 1963 episode of The Twilight Zone.


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