Is A Science Fiction Short Story Written By Damon Knight.The Story Was Written In 1950, While The Author Was Living In Greenwich Village in New York City. Knight Has Stated That He Wrote The Story In One Afternoon, While His Wife Was Out With Another Man. Knights Story Was Adapted For Use As A 1962 episode of the TV series My site is (It's As Simple As That It's A Cookbook Dream Or Leave The Planet)My Site (It's A Cookbook) (It's As Simple As That)(Dream Or Leave The Planet)View All The Best Photobucket Stuff Things And How Cool Is That? The story is set in the United States in what appears to be the then-present time (i.e., 1950) and is told in first-person narrative by a United Nations translator. The story opens at a special session of the UN where three alien emissaries, the pig-like Kanamit, are testifying that the purpose of their mission to Earth is to bring to you the peace and plenty which we ourselves enjoy, and which we have in the past brought to other races throughout the galaxy. The aliens soon supply Earth with cheap unlimited power, a device that suppresses explosions, and drugs for prolonging life. As a further token of friendship, they allow humans to visit their home planet via ten-year exchange groups. A friend of the narrator, a UN translator named Gregori, steals one of the Kanamit books, and he and the narrator attempt to translate it, via a basic Kanamit-English dictionary provided by the aliens. After some weeks, they determine that the title is To Serve Man. Two weeks later, the narrator returns from a trip to find Gregori distraught. Grigori says that he has managed to translate the first paragraph of the book, and has determined that it's a cookbook. In 2001 the story was awarded a Retro Hugo Award as the Best Short Story of 1951 Thursday May 29 2014 354 46 PM Science fiction short stories