No trivia or quizzes yet. C rated it liked it Nov 25, Jokester by Isaac Asimov. The computer eventually tells them that humour is actually a psychological study tool imposed from without by extraterrestrials studying mankind, similarly to how humans study mice. Though quite silly, I think Jokester can also be read as horror given it predicts the end of all humour. To ask other jokeeter questions about Jokesterplease sign up. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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Start your review of Jokester Write a review Shelves: short-story This was a brilliant explanation to jokes and humor. And they remained there, staring, feeling the world shrink down 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 Loved this story. 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.

Mar 13, Tiny rated it liked it This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. What Answer tries to be, but actually good. Finally a SF story with actual personalities and to an hardware engineer, a familiar setting. Only men though. Women are always secretaries, not matter how far forward in time we go. Illogical, as roles have been changing so fast in the past couple of centuries, partly due to industry and technology advances.

Also, I create new jokes all the time, not just puns, but this was a weakness of the author.


Isaac Asimov's Jokester

Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external links , and by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view. Isaac Asimov was one of the most prolific writers in the past century, known for his many science fiction and non-fiction works. In these two books, he tells a broad variety of jokes—from puns to ethnic , from limericks to anecdotes. The latter book, it may be noted, is replete with sexually-explicit humor. What makes these books surpass many of their contemporaries is that he explains what is funny to the jokes, and gives tips on how to tell them. He talks about the effect of the jokes on different audiences, and the personal touches that you can add to make the joke your own.


JOKESTER By Isaac Asimov



‘Jokester’ by Isaac Asimov


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