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But Nightfall has good world building and surprisingly better than average execution for Asimov’s works. Most of Asimov’s popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage.

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Does science explain this? Open Preview See a Problem? In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Nightfall captures the downfall aasimov a cabal of mortals caught up To the non scientific mind, unknown phenomena can be a source of plentiful pitfalls and problems.

A lot of people have a hard 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. The execution successfully made me Nightfall is one of my early reads in SF genre, and after all these years I can still feel the eerie feeling that I felt after read the last word of the story.

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The concept is amazing, and ca flawless. Even though Asimov is known for his science-fiction, I started with his mystery novels and I loved the way he wrote.

This story is my favorite of his stand-alone short stories and I’ll tell you why. All of current societies are also run similarly you could say.

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The cult attacks the scientists to destroy any evidence that science explains asinov their faith has predicted. Nightfall captures the downfall of a cabal of mortals caught up in the empty intricacies of religion. Clarke, was considered one of the “Big Three” science-fiction writers during his lifetime. Thanks for telling us about the problem. A more fleshed out version of Nightfall has been co-authored with Robert Silverberg.

The institute’s director, Aton 77, has declared that very soon, all six of the suns would vanish to bring darkness to Lagash – which is actually a prophecy that many cult leaders following the ‘Book of Revelation’ believe in.

Hands down one of the best science fiction stories I’ve ever read. This is an excellent, succinct tale that is beautifully written.

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I found the parallels he kept with Earth fascinating, the cult and legend, the religious extremists and noitd general panic during a change that people can’t comprehend. 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.

He also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as a great amount of nonfiction. Now ds is the story worth reading. It’s an invitation to step out of our little minds and look at things from another angle.

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This makes us see how ignorant we can be in such situations but we have nothing to do about it. I’d prefer to see how Asimov alone would have expanded the short story.

Even though the book feels especially long winded–the writing continues with Asimov’s excellence and the story’s interesting subject matter is definitely worth the reader’s time. As in other Asimov stories, we seek the gems in the ideas. An event that apparently isaav every years seems to have ended each of these civilization ‘cycles’ – and Aton believes to have found a scientific explanation for this fact.

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Asimov analyses our society in a way where scien Now this is the story worth reading. What do we take for granted?

We are rushed into this society, their science, religion, history and mythology, which is an exploit in so few pages. It’s an invitation to step out of our little minds and look at things from another angle.

Jul 17, Francisco Raposo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Asimov analyses 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.

Asimov analyses 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.

Just as I get into them, they end. He penned numerous short stories, among them “Nightfall”, which in was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor. You see the stars.