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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    A classic novel; be sure to think !

    Entertaining and realistic - believable - but be sure to think ! The first version of nightfall was penned by isaac aaimov in 1941; So bear in mind that he was jewish & was understandably distressed by what was happening in the name of religion. The expanded bersion by asimov with silverberg was published in 1970;at the "god is dead" era of rising environmentalism, anti-war demknstrations etc. Thus it's understandable that the main conflict is beyween science and religion, over which will influence the fate of the population more - and SHOULD that be so. Sadly for the people of that planet, tho compromise was possible it wasn't reached. Both sides had valid approaches to problem-solving but insisted on complete control. It is possible to have an orderly society that allows freedom of thought. I suggest the reader consider how we can aim for this in our times.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2007

    Thought Provoking!!

    I'm mostly a fan of feminist literature, so sci fi is not my area of expertise at all! However, Nightfall raises REALLY interesting philosophical questions - puzzling, tricky, intriguing. How does the knowledge of potential life on other planets, and the knowledge of how vast our universe is, affect our own day-to-day reality? On earth, we seem numb to it. We see thousands of stars every night, and don't freak out, don't even really pause to marvel at it. But what if we only saw the stars once in a thousand years? What if we suddenly realized, in a momentous epiphany, how small we really are, how high the possibility of life on other planets yet how unattainable complete certainty of this really is? These questions are raised in Nightfall. I remember it more for the interesting, maddening questions it raises than for the characters or plot, although these are quite amusing as well.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2003

    I enjoyed this story

    Imagine a distant, Earthlike planet in a solar system with six suns. This is the planet Kalgash, where the people don't know what nighttime is except in fables and bad dreams. Little do they suspect what will happend when a heavenly eclipse changes their world forever. This book was fun and fascinating. It has a storyline about unique relationsihips, not only between the characters but also between the scientific and religious communities on the fictional world of Kalgash. My only disappointment was that one of the characters I grew to like gets killed in the latter pages. I would encourage anyone who enjoys Science Fiction to check out this excellent work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2001

    I wish Asimov were alive today...

    He is far and away my favorite author. His story Nightfall is great. Although it doesn't deal with any of the topics of his famous Foundation and Robot series, it is a very well-written book (originally a short story). READ THIS BOOK!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    It was ok

    I read the orginial Nightfall years ago and really liked it but did not care so much for this version. I guess there were just so many repeated words with each character. Seemed like unnecessary info.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Awesome

    I havent bought the book becuase i all ready own it and it is an amazing book that is filled with breathtaking moments and makes realize how tribling it is for the charcters to have no sunlight on a world where it id always bright and never dark.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Psy is a scam

    Psychiatry and psychology are evil scams run by greedy for revenge .

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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