Short story by Asimov. Published in 1941.


35 pages, 41 lines per page. 13707 words and 75691 characters[1]. That makes an average of 5.5 characters per word, 392 words per page, 9.55 words per line. 39 'standard' pages (350 5.5-character words per page).

First readEdit


Part of my first read of Nightfall and other Stories.


Only wrote and rated the compilation as a whole.

Second read (7th June 2013)Edit


As part of my paperback The Science Fiction Hall of Fame.


Read it on the 7th of June 2013 as I made my way through The Science Fiction Hall of Fame. It was very good, perfectly written, dramatic, intriguing, novel, scary, excellent.


2, high.

Ratings, awards, mentions and recommendationsEdit

Number 1 short story in the Science Fiction Writers of America's 1964 poll.

Links and referencesEdit

  1. Analysed version available online with Notepad++.

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