History Literature / Nightfall

10th Apr '16 11:08:28 PM MAI742
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-->--'''Creator/JohnWCampbell''', dissenting from the above quote


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-->--'''Creator/JohnWCampbell''', dissenting from the above quote

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30th Nov '14 8:00:29 AM DoctorNemesis
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* {{Irony}}: Everyone is trying to prevent their society from going completely mad once they experience the darkness caused by the eclipse. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, no one was prepared for the billions of stars that appeared in the night sky, and the revelation that their society, which they had previously believed to be the entire universe, was only a tiny part of a much greater whole. It's not the darkness that drives everyone mad, but the billions of lights that can be seen ''in'' the darkness.]]

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* {{Irony}}: Everyone is trying to prevent their society from going completely mad once they experience the darkness caused by the eclipse. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, no one was prepared for the billions of stars that appeared in the night sky, and the revelation that their society, which they had previously believed to be the entire universe, was only a tiny part of a much greater whole. It's not just the darkness that drives everyone mad, but the billions of lights that can be seen ''in'' the darkness.]]
30th Nov '14 7:59:43 AM DoctorNemesis
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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: The plot involves the main characters frantically trying to prevent their civilization from suffering this when they finally experience darkness for the first time. [[spoiler: While the darkness is bad enough, what ''no one'' is prepared for is the billions and billions of stars that suddenly appear in the night sky. This leads to the far more devastating revelation that their solar system, which they had originally believed to be the extent of the entire universe, is merely a tiny part of it.]]


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* {{Irony}}: Everyone is trying to prevent their society from going completely mad once they experience the darkness caused by the eclipse. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, no one was prepared for the billions of stars that appeared in the night sky, and the revelation that their society, which they had previously believed to be the entire universe, was only a tiny part of a much greater whole. It's not the darkness that drives everyone mad, but the billions of lights that can be seen ''in'' the darkness.]]
31st Oct '14 8:26:10 AM drebert
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** However, it's most likely impossible for a stellar system with the described properties to exist - either the orbits would be unstable, or the suns would be too far apart for the permanent day (which must be a bright day, otherwise the stars would be daytime visible, since the setting is in the middle of a globular cluster).

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** However, it's most likely nearly impossible for a stellar system with the described properties to exist - either the orbits would be unstable, or the suns would be too far apart for the permanent day (which must be a bright day, otherwise the stars would be daytime visible, since the setting is in the middle of a globular cluster).
31st Oct '14 7:23:57 AM drebert
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** However, it's most likely impossible for a stellar system with the described properties to exist - either the orbits would be unstable, or the suns would be too far apart for the permanent day (which must be a bright day, otherwise the stars would be daytime visible, since the setting is in the middle of a globular cluster).
24th Aug '14 10:21:05 PM fzzr_miller
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* ScienceMarchesOn - It's likely that a planet near so many stars would have a highly unstable orbit and be uninhabitable. But then, that's what they said about a planet with just one star...
** In addition, careful reading of the story makes it clear that the planet has several continents, far enough apart to be in different hemispheres of the planet. Therefore, during the period where there is only one visible sun, the inhabitants of the continents facing away from that sun would experience night (and darkness) without the need for an apocalyptic eclipse. This is never addressed in the story...
*** Obviously, they would be seeing all the five suns which are not visible in the eclipse area.
25th Jul '14 8:28:56 AM Omeganian
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*** THey might probably be seeing another of the suns.

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*** THey might probably Obviously, they would be seeing another of all the suns.five suns which are not visible in the eclipse area.
6th Jul '14 2:08:40 AM Milarqui
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*** THey might probably be seeing another of the suns.
21st Jun '14 3:53:07 AM tryrar
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* DyingLikeAnimals - Lots of Bats, including one main character. Later, lots of Boars (which makes sense, since [[spoiler:the Stars drive everyone stark raving mad]]). After Nightfall, other types emerge, from Wolves to Rats.
8th Jun '14 5:17:44 AM Taskmaster123
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** In addition, careful reading of the story makes it clear that the planet has several continents, far enough apart to be in different hemispheres of the planet. Therefore, during the period where these is only one visible sun, the inhabitants of the continents facing away from that sun would experience night (and darkness) without the need for an apocalyptic eclipse. This is never addressed in the story...

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** In addition, careful reading of the story makes it clear that the planet has several continents, far enough apart to be in different hemispheres of the planet. Therefore, during the period where these there is only one visible sun, the inhabitants of the continents facing away from that sun would experience night (and darkness) without the need for an apocalyptic eclipse. This is never addressed in the story...
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