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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Feb 21, Jim Davis rated it really liked it. You are commenting using your WordPress. Making A Long Jokestre Short. Most of Asimov’s popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage.

Humanity losing its sense jlkester humor forever? But when you think about it, the stakes are in some ways much higher here than in your standard sci-fi morality tale.

‘Jokester’ by Isaac Asimov – Short Story Magic Tricks

He also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as a great amount of nonfiction. Teresa Montes rated it liked it Feb 26, They needed to isolate the responses to their jokes from original ones, so they “programmed” us to react differently to puns.


Elizabeth E rated it liked it Oct 04, Dec 13, arun kavukattu rated it liked it. Jul 15, Maggie Gordon rated it liked it Shelves: For other uses, see Jokester disambiguation. Brilliant way asimkv answer why Jokes are laughable and puns are not. Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson. Published first published December Surprising and fresh, the words slide wonderfully through my mind every time I read it.

January 14, January 5, by bcw56 Categories: And suddenly nothing is ever funny again.


Rumaanah Yasin rated it really liked it Oct 06, This page was last edited on 4 Julyat Mark Lutz rated it it was amazing Mar 02, Bookish Beck Anglo-American literary dabbler. The Red Pen of Doom Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Ian rated it liked it Dec 14, A short story a day review. To ask other readers questions about Jokesterplease sign up.

Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French. Want to Read saving…. Architecture Here and There Style Wars: Zander Spain Greene rated it it was amazing Apr 20, As a known joke-teller, he has been discovered feeding jokes and riddles into Multivac. Time Enough At Last Musings from an avid reader who never has enough time to read.

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He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms. 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. Michael rated it liked it Nov 07, But a computer scientist is concerned that Meyerhof is acting erratically.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it it was ok Jul 09, What would this mean for human social evolution if we couldn’t laugh together any more? No super-science or exciting space battles. Noel Meyerhof is a “Grand Master”, one of a small cadre of Earth’s recognised jokkester, who has the insight to know what questions to ask Multivac.

Asimov just takes an idea joketer many people may have pondered from time to time and then pouts a chilling twist on the ending. Multivac short stories by Isaac Asimov short stories Works originally published in Infinity magazine. It is one of a loosely connected series of stories concerning a fictional computer called Multivac.

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