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Nightfall Suppose for a moment that you live in a world orbited by six suns, at least one of which is always shining, except for one night of total eclipse every two millennia. This means that it is constantly bright there, as there are always at least two suns in the sky overhead. The people have never experienced night, and they are afraid of the dark. As this forecasted night approaches, scientists begin to think that the psychological effects of utter darkness may explain the fact that civilization on this world is cyclical and must start again from scratch every two thousand years. Finally, darkness falls. But it is not the darkness that deranges everyone; it is the thousands of suddenly and overwhelmingly visible stars. This is the premise for "Nightfall", a story written by Isaac Asimov in 1938 which has bee Continue...

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