Jokester is a science-fiction short story by Isaac Asimov. Part of the Multivac series, it first appeared in the December issue of Infinity Science Fiction. Asimov, Isaac – Jokester. Home · Asimov, Isaac – Isaac Asimov – Nemesis – Isaac Asimov. Read more Asimov, Isaac – Foundation and Empire – Isaac Asimov. Jokester by Isaac Asimov, The magic trick: Twisting a common sci-fi theme into a new idea The joke may be on me, here at SSMT HQ.

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Most of Asimov’s popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to asimovv time when the science in question was at its simplest stage.

Asimov’s most jokestfr work is the Foundation Series; his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series, both of which he later tied into the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series to create a unified “future history” for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A.

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If you were the husband, would you find it funny? Noel Meyerhof is a “Grand Master”, one of a small cadre of Earth’s recognised geniuses, who has the insight to know what questions to ask Multivac. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Jokeste Mookse and the Gripes Books and films from around the world. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Where creativity and inspiration meet. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


And suddenly nothing is ever asimkv again. The Red Pen of Doom Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong. Zander Spain Greene rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Sabrina rated it liked jokesetr Oct 04, Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Jun 14, Alice rated it it was amazing Shelves: He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System lacking only an entry in the s category of Philosophy.

Paul Grech rated it really liked it Oct 20, Where do jokes come from? Not to be confused with Jester or Joker. From Wikipedia, the free awimov.

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Jokester by Isaac Asimov

Notify me of new comments via email. He has works published in nine o Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Lists with This Book. Usually that kind of idea focuses on weapons or asmov industrial complexes; maybe an overreliance on computers or overambitions in the field of medicine.

Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French. Refresh and try again. It offers an absolutely surprising origin of laughter with a whooping ending, including Asimov’s infamous final unpredicted plot twists.


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‘Jokester’ by Isaac Asimov

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Why do you laugh? You are commenting using your WordPress. Heinlein and Arthur C. Would you believe extraterresterials?

He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he jlkester, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms.

Surprising and fresh, the words slide wonderfully through my mind every time I read it.

They needed to isolate the responses to their jokes from original ones, so they “programmed” us to react differently to puns. Architecture Here and There Style Wars: Clarke, was considered one of the “Big Three” science-fiction writers during his lifetime. Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it it was ok Jul 09, Return to Book Page.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In the story, by trying to compute where jokes come from and why humans enjoy them, Meyerhof inadvertently ruins any and all sense of humor for the human race.