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Nightfall

Are you afraid of darkness? Can you imagine what could happen if you never saw the darkness before and make the first contact?


Imagine if you live in a planet that have sunlight all the time, it is always bright and illuminated. A religion and even the scientists affirm that the darkness will come in a determined day. What will you do? 
Kalgash is the planet that have six suns and all the people that live there didn't experiences Darkness in the past 2500 years. A group of scientists discover that one full eclipse will occurs in a short period of time and a religion found out in old scripts that the Darkness is coming by the will of Gods. There's people that don't believe in the darkness and those that are building security places to avoid the darkness. The author brings all this drama with a great story accompanied by sci-fi elements that makes Asimov write style unique.

Nightfall is a sci-fi novel written by Isaac Asimov in 1941. It was voted as the best science fiction short story written prior to the 1965 establishment of the Nebula Awards. This story was based on Ralph Waldo's quote: 
"If the starts 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!"

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