Imagine living on a planet with six suns that never experiences Darkness. Imagine never having seen the Stars. Then, one by one your suns start to set, gradually leading you into Darkness for the first time ever. Image the terror of such a Nightfall.
Scientists on the planet Kalgash discover that an eclipse - an event that occurs only every 2049 years - is imminent, and tha
The best science fiction looks backwards into the past as well as speculating forward into the future, linking things we think (or thought) we’re sure of with things that don’t exist. Comparing the two can be sobering as well as enlightening.
Asimov writes just this kind of inter-temporal story in Nightfall. On the one hand it anticipates things like the debates about climate change and dark matter that wouldn’t emerge more articulately for decades. On the other, it co ...more
This famous phrase from 2001: A Space Odyssey is also applicable to Nightfall, but with an entirely opposite connotation.
Nightfall was originally a short story by Isaac Asimov, first published in 1941. It is considered a classic sci-fi short story, and often cited as one of the all-time greats (example “best” list). The book being reviewed here is an expansion of this short story, in collaboration of the great Robert Silverberg, a legend among veteran sci-fi reade ...more
Sextuple star system: "Nightfall" by Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg
"If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown!"
In "Nightfall" by Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg
The story, of course, being about how it doesn't quite work out like that.
When I think about “Nightfall”, Byron’s “Darkness” comes to mind, ...more
Nightfall, is a 1941 science fiction novelette by American writer Isaac Asimov about the coming of darkness to the people of a planet ordinarily illuminated by sunlight at all times. It was adapted into a novel with Robert Silverberg in 1990.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: سال 1995 میلادی
عنوان: شبانگاه؛ نویسنده: آیزاک آسیموف؛ رابرت سیلوربرگ؛ مترجم: حسن اصغری؛ تهران، شقایق، 1374؛ در 326 ص؛ موضوع: داستانهای خیال انگیز از نویسندگان امریکایی - سده 20 م
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چون هميشه روزه، مردم هيچ اطلاعى از ستاره ها ندارن، و فكر مى كنن دنيا منحصر در سياره ى خودشون و خورشيدهاشه.
فقط اديان و اسطوره هاى قديمى (مربوط به چند هزار سال قبل كه شب شده بوده) از رخ دادن يك "شب" خبر ميدن، روزى كه آسمان تاريك ميشه، و مردم وحشت مى كنن (شبيه قيامت) و ستاره ها و خورشيدهاى ديگه آشكار ميشن.
اما مردم فكر مى كنن اين ها افسانه است، و خورشي ...more
And then Silverberg brings us to the new world, and spends a hund ...more
The story is fun, but has a full time job holding itself together just on the surface level. This leaves no room for any depth.
The final resolution of the story is not that bad in itself, but the way it is told is anti-climactic. Some people say the ...more
Whilst at first it took a small while for me to slowly warm up to the slow paced narrative that was Twilight, about halfway through I was completely engaged. The build up was amazing. The science used to back up the storyline was fascinating and highly believable. I would give Twilight a rating of 4/5.
Nightfall was fast paced, incredible, addictive and thrilling. It ha ...more
Kalgashians live in a world where darkness is unnatural, where there is always light, the light of many suns. They are so used to light that they cannot imagine life without it. I chuckled when I read this passage in which a Kalgash astronomer discusses the ...more
I was, however, only 8-years-old, when I read the book version, but I still remember thinking this is too long, too wordy and that Isaac Asimov is right in the assessment that Golden Age science fiction writers w ...more
Чудесно описан е сблъсъкът на фанатизма и лудостта с науката.
Книгата е разширение на разказа "Падането на нощта", който си струва да се прочете преди това.
This story is about a planet which has six suns so there is no tim ...more
Imagine living in a world of perpetual daylight, thanks to the six suns surrounding your planet. Now imagine each sun setting, leaving only a single one in the sky, and at such a distance, it can be blocked by an almost invisible planet - creating what is essentially a world-wide eclipse that will plunge civilization into darkness for one whole night. It is an event that only comes every 2000-something y ...more
The story's framework relies upon an indispensable notion that an entire planet's human population harbors a critical psychological vulnerability to any exposure to darkness; however, it is never sufficiently explained how this problem could be compatible ...more
I read the expanded version when it was releeased and felt oddly dissatisfied with it. Some of the ...more
Okay, that was my rant and I know it sounds like I hated this, but I didn't. I didn't like it anywhere near as much as the original, but ...more
I love this kind of book. It introduces us to a world and characters before the disaster, follows them through it, and shows us the aftermath. It's very character-driven. It's surprising to read a book with so many characters that are being followed, and yet have them all fleshed out and three-dimensional so that you can actually care about them.
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Professor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers 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 o ...more