Above hear Isaac Asimov’s story “Nightfall” read by Stephen Eley. The novelette–which first appeared in Astounding Science Fiction, September 1941–tells the story about “the coming of darkness to the people of a planet ordinarily illuminated by sunlight at all times.” In 1968, The Science Fiction Writers of America voted “Nightfall” the best sci fi short story written prior to the 1965 establishment of the Nebula Awards.
The production above was created by the sci-fi podcast EscapePod. It will be added to our collection, 1,000 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free.
If you would like to support the mission of Open Culture, consider making a donation to our site. It’s hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best cultural and educational materials to learners everywhere. You can contribute through PayPal, Patreon, Venmo (@openculture) and Crypto. Thanks for your support!