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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Silas rated it liked it Jan 26, Fox on an Island Gabriola, BC. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: C rated it liked it Nov 25, Way to be kinda creepy, Asimov! Oleh Duhin rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French. A short story a day review. But when you think about it, the stakes are in jokseter ways much higher here than in your standard sci-fi morality tale.

‘Jokester’ by Isaac Asimov

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Email required Address never made public. Michael rated it liked it Nov 07, Open Preview See a Problem? Short Story Magic Tricks Tags: Surprising and fresh, the words slide wonderfully through my mind every time I read it. 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 asimo they came from.


No super-science or exciting space battles. Brett rated it really liked it May 06, He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms.

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‘Jokester’ by Isaac Asimov – Short Story Magic Tricks

Jan 25, Adam Fullerton rated it liked it. Brilliant way to answer why Jokes are laughable and puns are not.

Heinlein and Arthur C. 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. Would you believe extraterresterials?

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. Feb 21, Jim Davis rated it really liked it.

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Feb 11, Helena rated it it was amazing. By using this site, you agree to the Jokestr of Use and Privacy Policy. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jeanette Yara rated it it was amazing Feb 08, For “someone who makes jokes”, see Wiktionary’s dictionary entry.

The Evening Reader Thoughts on books jlkester read in your spare time He has works published in nine o Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly asimpv writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Whispering Gums Books, reading and anything else that comes to mind 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.


Usually that kind of idea focuses on weapons or military industrial complexes; maybe an overreliance on computers or overambitions in the asimof of medicine. Lists with This Book. January 14, January 5, by bcw56 Categories: Humanity losing its sense of humor forever? Paul Grech rated it really liked it Oct 20, And suddenly nothing is ever funny again.

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Clarke, was considered one of the “Big Three” science-fiction writers during his lifetime. Though quite silly, I think Jokester can also be read as horror given it predicts the end of all humour. 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.

Teresa Montes rated it liked it Feb 26, Published first published December For other uses, see Jokester disambiguation. Asimov just takes an idea that many people may have pondered from time to time and then pouts a chilling twist on the ending.