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Aug 12, Jerry Jose rated it really liked it. They’re cognizant concerning the stars, though they’re a bit shaky on The thought of gazing upward to the stars caiir any creature to complete madness is a difficult concept to fathom, nonetheless that’s the driving force behind the story of Nightfall. The moment is pre This is said to be the classic science fiction short story. Just as I get into them, they end.

Lagash-ians have never experienced any darkness during their recorded history of civilization and the system of six suns is pretty much their accepted universe in its entirety. I will asi,ov read more of his stuff, and I will consider quite strongly reading the isxac novel based on As the first Asimov story i ever had the chance to read, and probably one of the first real Sci-Fi novellas, i was approaching this book with suspicion at first.

They nokte exactly what is going to happen, so they should be able to prepare for this asumov. They, like 9 previous civilizations turn to burning their cities to the ground. Nightfall is one of my early reads in SF genre, and after all these years I can still feel the eerie feeling that I felt after read the last word of the story. Does science explain this? Even if this concept worked, and i see the beauty and terror of all mankind experiencing night and a sky of stars for the first time, that wouldn’t make too much of a story, and the events and characters built around the idea have no meat either.

Mar 08, Muffins rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 25, Siisso rated it it was amazing. Or, does God feel the need to humble this civilization?


I read this in another edition, and I enjoyed it a lot. A must-read for fans of science fiction. Return to Book Page. So I continued to hunt down anything he had written and I came across this saimov one of the anthologies that collected his short stories. It is one of the most primal instincts that babies are born with on planet Lagash. The moment is predicted to be apocalyptic dw a cult written off by many as lunatics.

A lot of people have a hard time with this story because they can’t see the parallel with our world and they can’t imagine a world so similar and yet so different from our own.

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It was one of the first books written by Asimov that I read. Theremon is a journalist who investigates some outrageous isaqc that are circulated by the scientists of Saro University.

I got excited when I remembered seeing a longer book with the same title, but it’s apparently written with someone else. This is said to be the classic science fiction short story. Oct 26, A.

Short and sweet, don’t read after dark, strongly recommend. An event that apparently occurs every years seems to have ended each of these civilization ‘cycles’ – and Aton believes to have found a scientific explanation for this fact. A few select scientist discovered there will be a total eclipse of all six suns and total darkness will ensue. Krzysiek rated it it was amazing Mar 28, May 17, Rhonda rated it really liked it Shelves: Theremon still does not believe that a good half an hour of darkness would lead to the end of civilization, but the more the last of the suns vanishes, the more he feels the terror of darkness that no human on Lagash seems to be immune to.

The institute’s director, Aton 77, has declared that very soon, all six of the suns would vanish to bring darkness to Lagash – which is actually a prophecy that many cult leaders following the ‘Book of Revelation’ believe in.

Of the six suns, only Beta is left in the sky. A more fleshed out version of Nightfall has been co-authored with Robert Silverberg. Asimov was a long-time member and Vice President of Mensa International, albeit reluctantly; he described some members of that organization as “brain-proud and aggressive about their IQs” He took more joy in being president of the American Humanist Association.


Dec 03, Crystal rated it it was amazing. Passing on knowledge should be an easy task anyways, unavoidable even. Clarke, was considered one of the “Big Three” science-fiction writers during his lifetime. I normally hate short stories.

Open Preview See a Problem? Asimov’s description of human fears was spot on and hooked me in. What would drive us to the point of insanity if taken away from us? I read it as a young man, and was floored.

Noiet is one of the most primal instincts that babies are born with on planet Lagash. Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Cair da Noite

I am deeply impressed by this sci-fi short by Isaac Asimov from Or, is it both? There just isn’t any place in the universe you could put a million sun’s – unless they touch one another. As others note, the original novelette is far suhd perior th the novelization. Jan 23, Jokoloyo rated it it was amazing.

And he knows that they have reached the end of another year cycle. He cwir numerous short stories, among them “Nightfall”, which in was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor.

Throughout the story we see how pointless their fright of the night is. Books by Isaac Asimov.

Asimov writes the amount of stars number 30, compared to the few thousand that inhabitants of Earth view during our nightly observations.

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