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Pierre Ohn rated it it was amazing Aug 10, 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 veuffs. Each of the short stories in this volume and its sequels deals with the Black Widowers’ Club, a fictional group of men who meet monthly for dinner with one guest.
Asimov, ever reluctant to let any of his writings go so nearly unread, lengthened and adapted the Union Carbide piece to nlirs Black Widowers story, retitled “The Curious Omission”, for inclusion in the book.
Hated when the book ended, I wanted to know wha happens next. Invariably, the guest has some puzzle; in variably, the intellectual Widowers try to solve it; invariably, they fail to do so, but Henry, the Jeeves-esque waiter, comes through with the solution. De qualquer forma, tendo sido esta a minha estreia com o conceituado autor, pretendo ler mais dele. Feb 15, Nandakishore Varma rated it asimiv was ok Shelves: Asimov was a prolific writer, and wrote on many different subjects: The stories are short and entertaining and never vrufs usually with ssimov conclusion presented in a manner of fact way.
Jul 25, Simina rated it it was amazing. It’s playful, and when one reaches such great heights as Asimov did, one can afford to be playful.
The structure of the stories is also interesting – when you think about it, there is only one location asiimov all stories with one exception. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.
Which is where most of its appeal comes from. My money is always on Henry the server. 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.
Then, I like the characters. This is my second time reading the Black Widowers stories, with a long hiatus in between readings. Agatha Christie never tried her hand at science fiction. This short story started life as a bibliographic oddity, and without a go reference.
Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson. If you’ve never read anything by Isaac Asimov, this is a way to start. Laurence rated it liked it Jul 20, Jun 06, Brian R. The club allows one guest who is sworn to secrecy.
Les Veufs noirs by Isaac Asimov
The Union Carbide corporation held a “super-sleuth” contest for their customers. 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. The Black Widowers 1. Wendi N marked it as to-read Dec 24, There’s no real resolution. Asimov as a mystery writer.
Tales of the Black Widowers, the first of several Doubleday collections of these stories, was published in Y realmente creo que lo consigue. Seriously, don’t waste your time. Mar 28, Foad rated it really liked it Shelves: Los personajes son hombres mayores sumamente agradables y las historias muy atrapantes e interesantes; que incluso, yo intentaba resolverlas conforme me adentraba en cada misterio.
The Tales of the Black Widowers came about from his desire to write mysteries untainted by his well-known science fiction mysteries. Meetings turn into a specific problem that guest has been struggling with and members try and get to the bottom of mystery.
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View all 3 comments. The gentlemen are around the table, talking, and they have nothing more than the guest’s explanations, and sometimes a few clues he brings along to the dinner. 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.
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. The storie Asimov turned his hand at writing many genres and styles – some better than others after all he is known for his science fiction after all BUT I think mysteries come a close second.
Les Veufs noirs
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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you moirs to read. Feb 04, Lori rated it liked it. Una serie di racconti, pensati per una pubblicazione su periodici, rivisti e inseriti in un unico libro.
Open Preview See a Problem? However the mutual interest in games generally on the part of deceased and the narrater play a substantial role. Despite the fact that they take place in Asimov’s contemporary time s to 80sin New York, the atmosphere is very gentlemanesque, chic and proper, and you could totally imagine Poirot being one of the Black Widower’s guests one day The only rule being: