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Nightfall by Isaac Asimov
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Feb 04, 2008

it was amazing
Recommended for: Literature hounds and sci-files
Read in February, 2008

Imagine a world of constant light - where at least one of the six suns that cross the sky is always visible. Imagine a world where every bedroom has a nightlight, even though the sky never truly goes dark - a world where a hard-core thrill-seekers pay hand over fist to test their psyche by riding through just a few minutes of total darkness, and a thrill greater than any roller-coaster. Then, imagine that for the first time ever, the last sun sets, and Night falls.

Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg expand their critically-acclaimed short story to full-length novel, with eye-opening results.

This book is the perfect antidote to a common problem: students of English fiction are often poorly exposed to science fiction, simply because the science seems to obscure or confuse the story from the casual reader. Here, an easily understood change is made to an already familiar society, and the results are explored to a logical conclusion. The story is about the people involved, the reaction and adaptation of culture and civilization to pressures never before considered - science is just the messenger.

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