Nightfall Author:Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg This collaboration by two masters of the genre expands on Asimov's classic short story first published in 1941. This novel improves upon the original through the use of better developed characters and an expanded, more textured story that results in an absorbing, richer tale. — Kalgash is a planet with six suns, a world where darkness is unnatura... more »l. Scientists realize that an eclipse--an event that occurs only every 2049 years--is imminent, and that a society completely unfamiliar with darkness will be plunged into madness and chaos. Plunging the planet into total darkness and causing widespread madness that results in the civilization's complete destruction, the cycle is about to begin again. The novel traces events leading to this discovery, and the fates of the main characters immediately following the apocalypse.
Nightfall, lets readers experience the cataclysmic event through the eyes and biases of a newspaperman, an astronomer, an archaeologist, a psychologist, and a religious fanatic.« less