Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. O cair da noite He has works published in nine o Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Desperate for light, they fall into madness and set the world on fire. Or, is it both? Now this is the story worth reading. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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The long night had come again. I am deeply impressed by this sci-fi short by Isaac Asimov from Set in a world that is influenced by not one, but six suns, the people of Lagash only know eternal day.

The sunlight never fades anywhere on the planet, since one of the six suns is always on the sky. This had led to mankind evolving with an inherent fear of the dark. It is one of the most primal instincts that babies are born with on planet Lagash.

Theremon is a journalist who investigates The long night had come again. Theremon is a journalist who investigates some outrageous rumors that are circulated by the scientists of Saro University. The cultists claim that mankind will be wiped off the face of Lagash to repent for their sins. The Stars would bring darkness and fire and destroy society as people know it. And he knows that they have reached the end of another year cycle.

Theremon learns that every years, there is a rare star constellation that only leaves one sun, Beta, a dim red dwarf, visible on the sky. And precisely when that happens, another planet comes between Lagash and Beta, leading to a solar eclipse that immerses all of Lagash into complete darkness.

Theremon still does not believe that a good half an hour of darkness would lead to the end of civilization, but the more the last of the suns vanishes, the more he feels the terror of darkness that no human on Lagash seems to be immune to. Desperate for light, they fall into madness and set the world on fire. There even seems to be a novel that was based on this story and was apparently written with the approval of Isaac Asimov.





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