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Some of the people should have the hint of reason not to go insane from an eclipse, preserving knowledge. Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A.

Cair da Noite

It’s full of mystery with an undercurrent of horror. I normally hate short stories. As notie other Asimov stories, we seek the gems in the ideas.

Dec 21, Bill S. This makes us see how ignorant we can be in such situations but we have nothing to do about it. I expected much more of supposedly one of the greatest sci-fi stories ever by the famous Asimov.

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He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms. We feel the anguish, we feel the strangeness o We are plunged into an alien world where the concept of night does not exist. Nightfall captures the downfall of a cabal of mortals caught up in the empty intricacies of religion. During this nervous wait for noie apocalypse, all the characters face the thrilling reality of soon to come darkness which they have never witnessed before.

What do we take for granted? He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System lacking only an entry in the s category of Philosophy.


And precisely when that happens, another planet comes between Lagash and Beta, leading to a solar eclipse that immerses all of Lagash into complete darkness. Lots of interesing ideas here! A lot of people have a dw time with this story because they can’t see the parallel with our world and they can’t imagine a world so similar and yet so different from our own.

There iaac no discussion topics on this book yet. Minor problem in an otherwise classic story. Society has only recently advanced to the point where it is able to excavate the ruins of prior nightfalls and isac the coming nightfall. The long night had come again. 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 cultists claim that mankind will be wiped off the face of Lagash to repent for their sins. Imagine a planet, where no one cai darkness before, how terriyfing it would be for them to be left out in complete darkness? Theremon still does not xsimov that a good half an hour of darkness would lead to the end of civilization, but the more the last of the suns vanishes, the more he feels the terror of darkness that no human on Lagash seems to be immune to.

Preview — Nightfall by Isaac Asimov. Asimov moite our society in a way where science and religion and prophecies and the end-of-the-world are all connected and yet are at odds with each other, even though, it can be argued that they end up proving each other correct.

But Nightfall has good world building and surprisingly better than average execution for Asimov’s works. 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. Asimov writes the amount of stars number 30, compared to the few thousand that inhabitants of Earth view during our ixaac observations. Afiag rated it it was amazing Nov 13, Tension between the two groups illustrates the conflict between science and religion.


Just as I get into them, they end. A world so conditioned to one stimulus, that the loss of it could send an entire world into madness.

When not being confused with facts, it is dwelling on irate or superficial thoughts. I normally hate short stories. nolte

Alternatively, scientists piece together its possibility and predict the world will go mad by burning their homes down to create light. The “Apostles of Flame” – a cult on the world – teach that the stars come out at night and set the world afire.

Nightfall captures the downfall of a cabal of mortals caught up in the empty intricacies of religion. I’d prefer to see how Asimov alone would have expanded the short story. An event that apparently occurs every years seems to have ended each of these civilization ‘cycles’ – and Aton believes to have found a scientific explanation for this fact. Me thinks Pitch Black was inspired by this in some way.