The Sun Shines Bright (book)

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The Sun Shines Bright
First edition
AuthorIsaac Asimov
CountryUnited States
SeriesFantasy & Science Fiction essays
Publication date
20 November 1981
Media typeprint (Hardback and Paperback)
Preceded byThe Road to Infinity 
Followed byCounting the Eons 

The Sun Shines Bright is a collection of seventeen nonfiction science essays by American writer and scientist Isaac Asimov. It was the fifteenth of a series of books collecting essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.[1] It was first published by Doubleday & Company in 1981.


  • The Sun
    1. Out, Damned Spot!
    2. The Sun Shines Bright
    3. The Noblest Metal of Them All
  • The Stars
    1. How Little?
    2. Siriusly Speaking
    3. Below the Horizon
  • The Planets
    1. Just Thirty Years
  • The Moon
    1. A Long Day's Journey
    2. The Inconstant Moon
  • The Elements
    1. The Useless Metal
    2. Neutrality!
    3. The Finger of God
  • The Cell
    1. Clone, Clone of My Own
  • The Scientists
    1. Alas, All Human
  • The People
    1. The Unsecret Weapon
    2. More Crowded!
    3. Nice Guys Finish First!


  1. ^ Asimov, Isaac (1984). The Sun Shines Bright. London: Grafton. p. 10. ISBN 0-586-05841-9.

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