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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But when you think about it, the stakes are in some ways much higher here than in your standard sci-fi morality tale. Anthony McElroy rated it liked it Mar 13, Surprising and fresh, the words slide wonderfully through my mind every time I read it.


Sep 18, Pavan rated it it was amazing. Jun 14, Alice rated it it was amazing Shelves: Email required Address never made public. Heinlein and Arthur C. Dec 13, arun kavukattu rated it liked it. 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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Silas rated it liked it Jan 26, Asimvo In A Good Book. Jan 25, Adam Fullerton rated it liked it. The characters of the story conjecture that figuring this fact out makes it useless as a tool, so the aliens will turn off humour.

Where creativity and inspiration meet. Feb 21, Jim Davis rated it really liked it.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. This is one of my very favourite stories by Asimov.

Humanity losing its sense of humor forever? By computer analysis, the characters in the story investigate jokesster origin of humour, particularly why there seems to be no such thing as an original joke, except for puns.

‘Jokester’ by Isaac Asimov

Hannah rated it liked it Aug 20, Preview — Jokester by Isaac Asimov. Not to be confused with Jester or Joker.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. Want to Read saving…. But a computer scientist is concerned that Meyerhof is acting erratically. 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 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.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Sabrina rated it liked it Oct 04, As a known joke-teller, he has been discovered feeding jokes and riddles into Multivac. Feb 11, Joketer rated it it was amazing. This article needs additional citations for verification. Published first published December Making A Long Story Short.

If you were the husband, would you find it funny?