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Nightfall Two (Nightfall series)

3.92  ·  Rating Details  ·  211 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Nightfall Two is the second half of a collection of Isaac Asimov's science fiction, short stories. Each story has been selected by the author himself, and each has an introduction specifically written for this collection by Dr. Asimov. Together the two volumes showcase Isaac Asimov's story-telling talent.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published 1973 by Panther (first published 1969)
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Feb 08, 2015 Andrew rated it liked it
This book really is a continuation of the first one - Nightfall One (creatively titled) - since in some versions they are treated as one, and so do I. My comments and views really are tied in with that volume rather than differentiated with the separate book. I would reiterate that really this is a great collection of his work that go from the early 40s through to the late 60s and as such show a remarkable forethought and timeless storytelling many authors in these times either missed or go tota ...more
Feb 06, 2013 Corinne rated it really liked it
The best part of this anthology is the interjections Asimov writes before each short story. They give fascinating insights into the brain of this bizarre and neurotic author, discussing his own feelings about the stories and what sparked each one off. I found those preludes more interesting than the stories themselves - although those are of course top quality, this being Asimov's favourites among Asimov's works. I mean, it's Asimov. It's not going to be crap.
Jan 31, 2013 Geir rated it really liked it
Oldsk00l is, in this case, goodsk00l, and Asimov kicks all kinds of butt. The stories are of good quality, and are selected by Asimov himself covering the 1950s to the 1960s. Not least delightful are his accounts of how the stories came to be. I especially like how he basically described an important part of TCP/IP in 1962 in "My son, the physicist". 4 stars.
Jul 17, 2015 Fips rated it it was ok
As one of the world’s most prolific authors, and one of the true giants of science fiction, it can be difficult to know where to start with Asimov. As a child I read a few stories and was soon hooked, but perusing his oeuvre takes some time. For anyone interested in wetting their fingers with this master of science fiction, however, the Nightfall anthology is a great place to start.

Put together by Asimov in the late sixties, it was his attempt to address what he felt was an undue amount of atten
Mar 06, 2010 Raj rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, short-stories
This is a collection of Asimov's stories chosen by the good doctor himself, with a little introduction talking about the antecedence of the story. The stories themselves are all good ones and classic Asimov. This is a two-edged sword, so if you're not generally an Asimov fan, this collection probably won't convert you.
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Jan 13, 2013 Jim Amos rated it it was amazing
Found this in my school library when I was twelve. I don't think it was even supposed to be there. Filled my head with stars and opened me up to the whole world of scifi and especially Asimov's brilliant ideas. This is definitely one compilation that changed my life.
Will Burns
Oct 05, 2011 Will Burns rated it liked it
Interesting and novel ideas, but not too much substance or meatiness.
Jan 12, 2011 William rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Not as good as Nightfall One, but how bad can Asimov get?
Jun 16, 2013 Manoj rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
Amazing stories. An absolute must read for all asimov fans.
Jan 12, 2011 Ed marked it as to-read
Not sure if I've read this before...
Apr 30, 2011 David rated it liked it
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Good at the time
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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.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te
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