By Isaac Asimov

6 hommes se réunissent une fois par mois, dans le même eating place. A journey de rôle ils invitent une personne qui a une énigme policière à leur proposer, sachant que cette tierce personne n'a pas los angeles resolution. Il s'agit le plus souvent d'un problème qu'il a ecu dans leur vie.
Tout au lengthy du repas, les 6 veufs noirs discutent, établissent des hypothèses, pointent les faiblesses de ces dernières, échafaudent des théories.
Durant tout ce temps, Henri, le maître d'hotel, les sert, débarasse, suggest les liqueurs, mais surtout, écoute, en silence et en toute discrétion.
A l. a. fin, vous avez deviné qui trouve l. a. answer. Elle est logique, argumentée, implacable.
Pas de grandes aventures, pas de robots, pas de area opéra, mais un Asimov tout en finesse à découvrir ou re-découvrir.

Originally titled "Banquets of the Black Widowers" (1984)

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When I was six they took me with them to the moratorium in Washington and chanted mantras with Allen Ginsberg as he tried to levitate the Pentagon. Instead, he became a remorseless predator and won two Silver Stars for valor and a Purple Heart for taking a frag from a mortar round in the back of his thigh. After his discharge my parents packed up their green Valiant convertible and we moved back to Hialeah, a mile or so from where he grew up. Her iceblue eyes were messianic. As I slid in beside her I had a sense of my brain swelling inside my head.

I touched her thin biceps; her smallpox vaccinations reminded me of tiny etched skulls. Her naughty eyes were full of mischief. I shook my head, No. A Dixie cup filled with pills was on the night table, along with an antique rotary phone. ” She said he had seduced her simply by saying that with her shoulderlength, fluffedout red hair and pinup body she looked like Hayworth in Gilda. “I missed that one also,” I said. Every new song or book he liked was labeled groundbreaking, and if he didn’t care for it he said it was mush, or trivial, or decadent.

Ted was marlin fishing in Barbados and never called home when he was out of the country.

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