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Book Information: Night

Night (1935) [Short Story]
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What will the universe be like at the end, when the last of humanity is long gone, when galaxies either compress to shrunken shadows of their former glorious selves, or fling apart in tenuous wisps; when the last stars burn out, when all the heat and light is nearly gone? A researcher experimenting on anti-gravity gets a firsthand look when the coil he is utilizing warps time instead of gravity.

Bleak and cold, "Night" still has the ability to send a shiver up any reader's spine and is a perfect example of why John W. Campbell has been called the father of modern science fiction.

Published in Astounding Science Fiction.

Reprinted in:

  • Who Goes There? and other stories
  • Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Evil Earths
  • The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories

Original title: Night
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionWorld VersionsEnd Times

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Evil Earths (1975) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Philip K. Dick , Brian W. Aldiss , Charles Beaumont , Jack Vance , Fritz Leiber , Henry Kuttner , Chad Oliver , R. A. Lafferty , William Tenn , John W. Campbell , Howard Fast , Richard Stockham , Allen Kim Lang , J. Scott Campbell
     Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories, the (1992) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , George R. R. Martin , Brian W. Aldiss , Harry Harrison , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Thomas M. Disch , Walter M. Miller, Jr. , Bruce Sterling , James Blish , Larry Niven , A.E. van Vogt , Clifford D. Simak , Norman Spinrad , Paul J. McAuley , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Lewis Padgett , Jack Williamson , Raccoona Sheldon , Hilbert Schenck , John W. Campbell , Frank L. Pollock , Stanley G. Weinbaum , James H. Schmitz

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