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Nightfall (1941) [Short Story]
by Isaac Asimov Rating: Weighted - 7.6 / Average - 7.6 of 10 (11 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary :

On March 17, 1941, John W. Campbell, Jr., then editor of "Astounding Science Fiction" met with a young Isaac Asimov, one of his stable of young writers. Asimov, who had just turned 21, had an idea for a story. Campbell, being the boss, had a better one. Campbell asked (so the story goes), "What do you think would happen if men were to see the stars for the first time in a thousand years?" Asimov, then quite naive on the ways of man, said, "I don't know." Campbell the said, "I think they would go mad." The two men talked a bit about the how & why of a world without stars, then Campbell sent the young, and only recently published, author out off his office with the orders, "Go home and write the story." And the rest, as they say, is history.

Original title: Nightfall
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Penguin Science Fiction (1961) [Anthology]
      Authors: Isaac Asimov , John Steinbeck , Brian W. Aldiss , Walter M. Miller, Jr. , A. Bertram Chandler , Clifford D. Simak , Eric Frank Russell , Algis Budrys , J. G. Ballard , Katherine MacLean , James H. Schmitz , Ward Moore
     Nightfall and Other Stories (1969) [Collection]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Edge of Tomorrow, the (1985) [Collection]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Complete Stories: Volume 1, the (1990) [Collection]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Complete Stories: Volume 2, the (1995) [Collection]
      Author: Isaac Asimov

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