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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. You are commenting using your WordPress. He penned numerous short stories, among them “Nightfall”, which in was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor. For “someone who makes jokes”, see Wiktionary’s dictionary entry.

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This page was last edited on 4 Julyat Michael rated it liked it Nov 07, Jokester by Isaac Asimov, The magic trick: Books by Isaac Asimov. Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A.

Refresh and try again. No trivia or quizzes yet. Mark Lutz rated it it was amazing Mar 02, 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.

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Time Jokezter At Last Musings from an avid reader who never has enough time to read. Jeanette Yara rated it it was amazing Feb 08, Return to Book Page. That is an extreme end, and certainly one that is original and thought-provoking. Professor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than books and an estimated 90, letters and postcards.

Asimov was a long-time member and Vice President of Mensa International, albeit reluctantly; he described some members of that organization as “brain-proud and aggressive about their IQs” He took more joy in being president of the American Humanist Association. Paul Grech rated it jomester liked it Oct 20, If you were the husband, would you find it funny?

‘Jokester’ by Isaac Asimov

Oleh Duhin rated it it was amazing Jan 03, This article needs additional citations for verification. Asimov’s most famous work is the Foundation Series; his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and jokestfr Robot series, both of which he jokeste 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.

As a known joke-teller, he has been discovered feeding jokes and riddles into Multivac.

Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it it was ok Jul 09, Teresa Montes rated it liked it Feb 26, But when you think about it, the stakes are in some ways much higher here than hokester your standard sci-fi morality tale. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Published first published December Rumaanah Yasin rated it really liked it Oct 06, It offers an absolutely surprising origin of laughter with a whooping ending, including Asimov’s infamous final unpredicted plot twists.

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Usually that kind of idea focuses on weapons or military industrial complexes; maybe an overreliance on computers or overambitions in the field of medicine. What would this mean for human social evolution if we couldn’t laugh together any more? Sabrina rated it liked it Oct 04, Whispering Gums Books, reading and anything else that comes to mind They needed to isolate the responses to ojkester jokes from original ones, so they “programmed” us to react differently to puns.

Notify me of new comments via email. Joiester A Long Story Short. Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.