After an eternity of light, how would darkness be perceived by one? This is the central plot of Nightfall, the celebrated novellete and the subsequent novelization by Robert Silverberg. A planet which sees 6 suns is finally coming to its first darkness in history owing to a eclipse. This also has a significance in their widespread religious cult that prophecies the end of the world.
Told in a binding and suspenseful prose that builds up impending doom, Nightfall is an interesting perspective about a race who has to speculate planetary knowledge we humans take for granted today.
Publication history of Nightfall