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The planet Lagash seems to be on the brink of a catastrophic event that will end civilization, as its inhabitants know it. Theremon 762, a young newspaperman, has spent the last two months ridiculing the Director of Saro University, Aton 77, and his fellow astronomers, in his newspaper column. Aton claims that all six of Lagash's suns will soon disappear and the planet will be plunged into total darkness. This was a baffling thought for many people. After all, at least one of Lagash's suns had always shined. Now, Theremon has come to the observatory to meet with Aton in these "final hours" with a proposition for the Astronomers.

Aton 77 is not pleased that his telephotographer, Beenay 25, for bringing Theremon 762 to their Observatory. Theremon has spent months leading a vast newspaper campaign to belittle the findings of the Astronomers. Theremon has the gall to go to the...

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