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Nightfall [Short story]

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  • Title: Nightfall [Short story]
  • Author: Isaac Asimov Stephen Eley
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Audiobook

Unlimited Nightfall [Short story] - by Isaac Asimov Stephen Eley, Nightfall [Short story], Isaac Asimov Stephen Eley, Nightfall Short story Of the six suns only Beta is left in the sky Do you see it The question was rather unnecessary Beta was almost at zenith itsruddy light flooding the landscape to an unusual orange as the brilliantrays of setting Gamma died Beta was at aphelion It was small smaller thanTheremon had ever seen it before and for the moment it was undisputed rulerof Lagash s sky LagashOf the

Nightfall [Short story]

Unlimited Nightfall [Short story] - by Isaac Asimov Stephen Eley Unlimited Nightfall [Short story] - by Isaac Asimov Stephen Eley - Nightfall [Short story], Nightfall Short story Of the six suns only Beta is left in the sky Do you see it The question was rather unnecessary Beta was almost at zenith itsruddy light flooding the landscape to an unusual orange as the brilliantra Nightfall [Short story]

  • Unlimited Nightfall [Short story] - by Isaac Asimov Stephen Eley
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Nightfall [Short story]

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  1. 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 My rating could be bias for some people As in other Asimov stories, we seek the gems in the ideas So, if some people said the characterizations or plots of his works are not great, I can t disagree But Nightfall has good world building and surprisingly better than average execution for Asimov s works The execution successfully made me unde [...]

  2. Lagash is a fictional Earth like planet, with a double Trisolaris situation system of six suns, that keeps the planet perpetually lit 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 view spoiler So imagine, how darkness and appearance of millions of stars in sky would affect the people, during the occurrence of an event like night hide spoiler Asimov s novelette explore [...]

  3. Um conto que faz jus a fama da Asimov fic o cient fica com alto apelo filos fico.Aqui a ci ncia e a f debatem e se criticam mutuamente, enquanto buscam compreender o maior fen meno natural de suas pocas o sumi o dos seis s is e o exterm nio do dia de luz constante.N o quero falar sobre o que h de melhor neste conto, j que isso seria um spoiler, mas o final poderosamente cr vel N s, seres humanos, poder amos facilmente protagonizar algo assim, se que j n o o fizemos.

  4. Enjoyable A cool concept of a night that only comes every 2000 years on a far away world Me thinks Pitch Black was inspired by this in some way I subtracted a star because I cannot believe that a world that far in the future would operate without artificial lights Oh well Minor problem in an otherwise classic story.

  5. The thought of gazing upward to the stars driving any creature to complete madness is a difficult concept to fathom, nonetheless that s the driving force behind the story of Nightfall.Picture a planet with six suns and no other way to light people s world Every light they utilize, inside or out, comes from their suns A few select scientist discovered there will be a total eclipse of all six suns and total darkness will ensue.They re cognizant concerning the stars, though they re a bit shaky on w [...]

  6. Ao ler estes dois pequenos contos, que me deram a conhecer um vasto mundo t o real no seu surrealismo, senti como se tivesse lido um longo e detalhado romance, tal foi o poder do que as palavras me disseram Os homens nasceram cegos para certas coisas Na primeira hist ria, O Mesti o , Asimov faz uma critica nossa natureza humana que, inevitavelmente, exclui e repudia aqueles que s o de natureza diferente O conforto do que conhecemos vence sempre o mist rio do desconhecido e mesmo que aqueles que [...]

  7. Now this is the story worth reading It was one of the first books written by Asimov that I read Even though Asimov is known for his science fiction, I started with his mystery novels and I loved the way he wrote So I continued to hunt down anything he had written and I came across this in one of the anthologies that collected his short stories I never looked back This story is my favorite of his stand alone short stories and I ll tell you why.Asimov analyses our society in a way where science an [...]

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  9. Imagine a planet, where no one saw darkness before, how terriyfing it would be for them to be left out in complete darkness Taking place in a University in Lagash, the fictional planet surrounded by six stars, a decisive news reporter tries to interview with the scientists in the University who are trying to calculate the time of one of their star Beta s death During this nervous wait for their apocalypse, all the characters face the thrilling reality of soon to come darkness which they have nev [...]

  10. this story is AMAZING, i sat enthralled the whole way through this is a great example of my favorite kind of sci fi, the kind that stretches your mind, twists it a little, and is ridiculously relevant what a concept asimov, you genius.if you like sci fi at all and you haven t read this yet, stop what you re doing and read this the 27 page pdf can be found here in my opinion, the less you know going in, the better it makes the discovery and build up that much gripping.

  11. 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.The short story drew me in immediately and i was flooded with Asimov s ability to create a fantastic world from darkness which is also a huge theme of this novella.Asimov s description of human fears was spot on and hooked me in I will probably read of his stuff, and I will consider quite strongly reading the full novel based on this sh [...]

  12. We are plunged into an alien world where the concept of night does not exist We are rushed into this society, their science, religion, history and mythology, which is an exploit in so few pages I felt as if I was there, the hour before an apocalyptic event Will it really happen or are the astronomers wrong will an eclipse put the whole world into pitch black darkness, making everyone mad, or will the scientists be ridiculed when nothing happens We feel the anguish, we feel the strangeness of the [...]

  13. I normally hate short stories Just as I get into them, they end My favourite short story of all time, and the one time you ll hear me say the short story was better than the longer book version More bang It s wonderful.Imagine you lived on a planet with multiple suns, so it was always light Except, once every 2,000 years when all the suns are eclipsed You see the night sky You see the stars The world goes mad With the 2017 eclipse, a perfect story for the time

  14. This story is terrible in every way except for writing style Implausible concept, characters colorless, too numerous, confusing beginning, too long The idea behind it is neat, but meatless, and it just doesn t work.I expected much of supposedly one of the greatest sci fi stories ever by the famous Asimov included in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame Vol 1, voted in by sci fi writers spoilery discussion of the story concept so on a permanently lit planet with 6 stars, there s a total eclipse ever [...]

  15. This is said to be the classic science fiction short story Considering it was written in 1941 by a 21 year old, it is a remarkable feat Personally, I prefer Bradbury s There Will Come Soft Rains and Asimov s Evidence, Reason, and The Last Question But this aside, it is a wild concept that I loved A planet with six suns sits in round the clock light except for a brief time every 2049 years when an unseen body creates an eclipse with the one sun visible at that time The moment is predicted to be a [...]

  16. Para quem gosta de fic o cientifica e dos termos astrol gicos e os demais eventos, trata se de uma boa obra, com uma narrativa bem acess vel Atrav s de uma dicotomia entre a origem e o fim, a cria o e a morte, Isaac Asimov apresenta nos a hist ria de marcianos, e a cidade criada por um professor que sentiu se atra do pela intelig ncia e intelectualidade deles N o podendo coexistir no mesmo ambiente, no mesmo planeta, finaliza com uma despedida entre os marcianos e o criador da cidade dos Tweenie [...]

  17. This story was FANTASTIC It has a certain H.G Wells or Lovecraft feel, in my opinion, and the premise is phenomenal What if, instead of nightly, seeing the stars was a once in a lifetime experience And not just a lifetime Once every 2,000 years The story is set on a planet with suns always in the sky, who finds that they will soon be experiencing their first solar eclipse and hours of total darkness in millennium The scientists seek to comfort themselves with experiments in darkness and isolatio [...]

  18. Set on a world of constant light due to the planet s orbit around six suns, Nightfall tells the story of the one night every 2000 years when all the suns set at the same time, plunging the world into assumed darkness I say assumed because none of the residents of the world have any record of the previous nightfalls Instead, archaeologists have found multiple cyclical collapses of civilization containing evidence of massive fires The Apostles of Flame a cult on the world teach that the stars come [...]

  19. To the non scientific mind, unknown phenomena can be a source of plentiful pitfalls and problems When not being confused with facts, it is dwelling on irate or superficial thoughts Following a cult is an even incomprehensible leaning, but the less an average to below average human is aware of the actualities of events, the they will need word especially assured from figures they have attributed authority their thinking to Nightfall captures the downfall of a cabal of mortals caught up in the em [...]

  20. Great fun of a story, and a stimulating read to boot Asimov s tales have consistently been among the most scientific of all sci fis, so his stories always feel like there s meat substance to them than just pure unadulterated fantasy Nightfall is an extrapolation of the question What if we live on a planet where the sun s never set with subtle commentary on the nature of science, religion, skepticism and society as a whole In short, infinitely than what I d expected from a sci fi short story.

  21. I read this in another edition, and I enjoyed it a lot The waiting inside the narrative made me very nervous It s another page turner from Asimov, in my opinion I just really wish it had been longer I got excited when I remembered seeing a longer book with the same title, but it s apparently written with someone else I d prefer to see how Asimov alone would have expanded the short story Oh well 4.5 stars

  22. The idea of a people so utterly terrified of darkness, who live their entire lives in sunlight and to whom the stars and darkness are an inconceivable horror, was novel and fun The scattered ideas about belief and the unknown and intelligence were fun, too, although the anti religion sentiment was a little heavy Still just light a fucking campfire, guys No need to destroy civilisation.

  23. I love stories like this A slightly different planet, different ways of being and seeing and knowing I ll have to get the novel version to see what is done with the story This is an excellent, succinct tale that is beautifully written.

  24. This is a really excellent short story The realization of how insignificant we are in light of no pun intended the incredible vastness of the universe is astounding So astounding that it can drive us into madness

  25. Imaginative Really pleasant and wity In a world of perpetual sunlight, for instance claustrophobia is the same thing as a fear of darkness This and other interesting observations make this book a pleasant short read.

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