Nightfall and Other Stories Author:Isaac Asimov The quintessence of modern science fiction is thought by many to be contained in the novels and short stories of Isaac Asimov. In this new collection of twenty stories, the diversity of subjects confirms both the inexhaustible imaginative span and impeccable style of the author. — Each story has been thoughtfully selected and prefaced by Dr. Asim... more »ov; at least one of them is already considered a classic. This story, "Nightfall," published when the author was only twenty-one, is the compelling tale of a world with eternal sun suddenly plunged into total darkness and utter madness.
Among the other short works included are:
"Breeds There a Man?" recounts the murderous torment of a brilliant physicist who believes mankind to be an experiment for a higher order of life and that the experiment has exceeded its boundaries of usefullness.
"What If" is the delightfully romantic tale of an extraordinary train ride which takes a young couple on a nostalgic trip into the past.
"Flies" although deceptively simple on the surface - three old classmates return to college for a reunion - probes in a rather horrifying manner the age old question of evil and its possible manifestations.
"Nobody Here But" - reveals a computer, named Junior, who becomes superior to his two inventors and very sadly must be disconnected forever.
"Segregationist" projects the heart transplant operation to an era when medical prognosis is positive but a strange psychological phenomenon becomes a somewhat negative factor to the operation.
These are but a few highlights of this collection and, because of the talents of the author it should provide many hours of pleasurable reading for many.« less