[Item #6221] Nightfall (Uncorrected Proof). Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg.
Nightfall (Uncorrected Proof)
Nightfall (Uncorrected Proof)

Nightfall (Uncorrected Proof)

ISBN: 0385263414
New York, NY: Doubleday, 1990. Uncorrected Proof. Softcover. "Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg join forces to recreate one of the most dramatic stories in science fiction history. Imagine living on a planet with six suns that never experiences Darkness. Imagine never having seen the Stars. Then, one by one your suns start to set, gradually leading you into Darkness for the first time ever. Imagine the terror of such a Nightfall and its devastating effect on the collective psyche of an entire civilization...Based on the classic short story by Isaac Asimov, NIghtfall: The Novel is a spellbinding tale depicting the climax, fall, and ultimate renaissance of an alien civilization not unlike our own." (from back cover) A science fiction novel written in collaboration between Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), the acclaimed, award-winning, ultra-prolific American author & scientific academician; & Robert Silverberg (b. 1935), Asimov's near-contemporary fellow Master award-winning author in the American science fiction pantheon. Based, as noted above, on Asimov's classic 1941 short story first published in an issue of Astounding Science Fiction, the implications & consequences of a brief once-in-two-milleniums fall into darkness of the Kalgash civilization, which has known only constant sunlight, are explored in this novel-length expansion by two of the all-time Giants of science fiction. Offered here is the uncorrected proof issued to booksellers & reviewers prior to its "Tentative Publication: November 1990." (front cover) Trade-format softcover in grey wrappers, "November 1990/ First Edition" as stated at copyright page. From the collection of George Bornstein (1941-2021), scholar, author & academician here at the University of Michigan- a Tried-&-True Man of Letters who was a dearly missed friend & mentor to this writer. A rare, thrilling collaboration between two iconic authors, in a scarce pre-publication form & with distinguished provenance. In very fine condition with only a hint of browning to edges of text block & blank margins/edges of page leaves; otherwise substantially mint. Very Fine. [Item #6221]

Price: $40.00

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