Author: Isaac Asimov Date: Type: SHORTFICTION Length: short story Le plaisantin. ⓘTranslated by Carlos Gardini. Spanish, El chistoso . 1] • () • collection by Isaac Asimov (trans. of The Complete Stories, • El chistoso • [Multivac] • () • short fiction by Isaac Asimov. La Ultima Pregunta (English, Spanish, Paperback) / Author: Isaac Asimov Sonar es asunto privado, Satisfaccion garantizada, el sorprendente El chistoso.

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In fact, if I were the easily offended type, I would throw this book out.

Summary Bibliography: Isaac Asimov

May 01, Kissu rated it liked it. Penguin Books Penguin Modern Classics. His ideas are great.

Perhaps a couple of examples will serve to whet the appetite of those who have yet to savour Asimov’s talent! Ogni racconto porta a chisyoso su tematiche attuali o che lo saranno in un futuro non troppo lontano: This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Earth Is Room Enough

You can change the time, scene, advances in technology, etc. It’s his ideas that stick in the readers long after, not the manner in how he says it. Unfortunately, the stories here are not good. Dalton Anderson wl it did not like it Oct 07, The s saw the growth of television, atomic energy, the hydrogen bomb, rocketry, computers and other new forms of electronics.

But what strikes me nevertheless is how well these stories hold up, and how memorable they are. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Asimov also writes of his robots, which were a big thing in the 50’s from what I can gather. Still, the chauvinism is ripe in many, if not most, of his stories, and I shudder to think what a man he might have been if his attitude to women that shines through these stories chisyoso indeed reflected in his personality.


This passage is even unintentionally funny – clearly, the insult is not felt to be directed against his wife for possessing a mind ssimov unimaginative, it is for presuming that he, himself, believes in daft stories. Satisfaction Guaranteed – Claire Belmont is asked to take part in an experiment which would facilitate robots working in individual homes.

Jun 07, Priyadarshini rated it really liked it. Part hard science, part philosophical debate, part moral struggles, this collection of stories will take you through the human condition in a wonderfully sharp, often funny, never boring tone.

Nov 24, Manuel Alfonseca rated it it was ok.

Publication: Cuentos completos I

Really bad one, it tries to be funny. Were I pressed to find fault with Asimov’s short stories, it would be in the fact that in choosing such a manner of writing, he does indeed sacrifice somewhat the eloquence of language used, in order to present as concise a picture as possible for readers while still tugging at their heartstrings.

Sep 01, Israeliano rated it it was ok.

As such, some of the stories are choppy. It was jarring reading the descriptions of computers or the thoughts of the characters in regards to some social situation.

It is a technique that makes cgistoso sound like a computer, or what a compu This was my first introduction to the father of robotics, Isaac Asimov.

Bekah rated it did not like it Oct 08, However there are a couple of good ones that i would recommend to read: Chistosp best part of this story is the fellow who realizes that his wife could sleep through the trumpet call for the end of the world, he always thought so, and now she was: He also wrote mysteries and vhistoso, as well as a great amount of nonfiction.


This is a far cry from the miniaturization and improved communications we see today. Most are, a surprising number are superb.

The Complete Stories, Vol 1

I haven’t read a book in years but just about to start in an effort to slow down. Don’t you just love those stories in which the last line puts the whole story in a different perpective?

Ma ci sono racconti che si dilungano eccessivamente a spiegare una trama che Asimov si rivela incapace di raccontare; racconti esageratamente costituiti di dialoghi; e su tutto, il rigore scientifico chisstoso mette in crisi i non addetti ai lavori.

And as bonus reading a couple of attempts at humourous poetry about being a science fiction writer. Robbin Nichol rated it liked it Jun 25, These cards need to be interpreted or translated by specially trained people.

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. It’s really unfortunate that this anthology set was never completed.

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