- Publisher-Chosen Title: Many of The Black Widowers stories got their titles changed on their initial magazine publication. The compilations generally change them back — with the occasional Ascended Fanon.
- Write Who You Know:
- Geoffrey Avalon is based on L. Sprague de Camp.
- James Drake is based on Dr John D Clark.
- Mario Gonzalo is based on Lin Carter.
- Roger Halsted is based on DR Bensen.
- Emmanuel Rubin is based on Lester del Rey.
- Thomas Trumbull is based on Gilbert Cant.
- Henry, the waiter, is not based on any real person, Asimov instead drew upon Jeeves of Jeeves and Wooster.
- The Black Widowers as a whole were based on the Trap Door Spiders, a dining and arguing club based in New York and claiming a number of literary figures. Both Asimov himself and Theodore Sturgeon were members as well.
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