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Nightfall by Isaac Asimov
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Nightfall tells the story of a fictional planet Lagash which has six stars like suns keeping it illuminated all the time so the people there don't know anything about darkness and night. Well over time some scientists from Saro University including a psychologist, an archaeologist, and an astronomer, make some discoveries with show that there have been these collapses in civilizaion in the past, a sort of cycle that occurs. So the scientists try to find out what causes these anomalies. Well one of the astronomers Beenay finds out from his friend reporter Theramon that there is this group called the Cult which believes the world would be detroyed by darkness and strange stars would then appear bearing fire. Beenay then compares what he learns from his friend to his scientific knowledge and......
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