The plain text version is available, but at the moment it isn't being shared, so if you want it you'll have to ask first.
A PDF version is available at http://bit.ly/jNMlun. This uses a sans serif Deseret Alphabet font I made using Deja Vu as a starting point. I am trying four experiments with this font:
1) The line through the middle of the 𐐔 is removed, so it looks like a reversed Latin D.
2) The curl on 𐐏 is dropped, so it looks like a regular Latin V.
3) The curlicue inside 𐐃, 𐐍, and 𐐘 is turned into a dot, either inside the letter (for upper-case letters) or above it (for lower-case letters).
4) Some of the lower-case letters have had ascenders or descenders added.
I'm not entirely happy with the font. I think the spacing needs work and some of the lower-case letters were made by scaling upper-case letters, so they look a little thin.
As for the story, it's the only thing by Asimov in the public domain, or so Project Gutenberg thinks. I haven't proofed it yet, so it probably has misspellings galore. I'm going to revise my program to convert text to the Deseret Alphabet to try to get it to do a better job. When I do, I may or may not revise this.
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