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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Using a mighty computer called “Multivac”, Noel Meyerhof, a Grand Master, asks two questions of Multivac after feeding it all the jokes he knows to find where they came from. Would you jo,ester extraterresterials? Published first published December To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Jokesterplease sign up.
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Jun 14, Alice rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was a brilliant explanation to jokesteer and humor. It offers an absolutely surprising origin of laughter with a whooping ending, including Asimov’s infamous final unpredicted plot twists. And jokestter remained there, staring, feeling the world shrink jokwster to the dimensions of an experimental rat cage-with the maze removed and something, something about to be put in its place. Feb 21, Jim Davis rated it really liked it.
No super-science or exciting space battles. Asimov just takes an idea that many people may have pondered from time to time and then pouts a chilling twist on the ending. Sep 18, Pavan rated it it was amazing. Brilliant way to answer why Jokes are laughable and puns are not.
Feb 11, Helena rated it it was amazing. This is one of my very favourite stories by Asimov. Surprising and fresh, the words slide wonderfully through my mind every time I read it.
Jan 25, Adam Fullerton rated it liked it. What would this mean for human social evolution if we couldn’t laugh together any more? Dec 13, arun kavukattu rated it liked it. Jul 15, Maggie Gordon rated it liked it Shelves: Though quite silly, I think Jokester can also be read as horror given it predicts the end of all humour.
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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. 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. 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.
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.
Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, was considered one of the “Big Three” science-fiction writers during his lifetime.
Asimov’s most famous work is the Foundation Series; his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series, both of which asimmov 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. Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson. 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.
He jokested wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as a great amount of nonfiction. Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French. 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.
He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms.
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. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.
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