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Nobody blends good science with bad puns as brilliantly as Spider Robinson, as his legion of devoted fans will attest. Now he's back with the latest chapter of the Callahan saga — an improbable tale of impending doom, a road trip, space, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.

The universe is in desperate peril. Due to a cluster of freakish phenomena, the United States' own defense system has become a perfect doomsday machine, threatening the entire universe. And only one man can save everything-as-we-know-it from annihilation.

Unfortunately, he's not available.

So the job falls instead to bar owner Jake Stonebender, his wife, Zoey, and superintelligent toddler, Erin.

Not to mention two dozen busloads of ex-hippies and freaks, Robert Heinlein's wandering cat, a whorehouse parrot, and misunderstood genius-inventor Nikola Tesla, who is in fact alive and well....

About the Author

Spider Robinson has won three Hugos, a Nebula, and the John W. Campbell Award. He has written twenty books, sixteen of which have been printed in ten languages. Born in the Bronx, he holds a bachelor's degree in English from the State University of New York. In 1992 he was the toastmaster for the 50th World Science Fiction Convention in Orlando, Florida. He lives in Vancouver with his wife, Jeanne Robinson, a Boston-born writer.

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ropebender, May 20, 2008 (view all comments by ropebender)
I was amazed! I like Science Fiction, have read it since polishing off the entire Asimov and R.A.H. collection at Golden Elementary School in the early '50s. So it is no surprise that I fell in love with this crazy bunch of characters with their strange habits and devastating love of punnery. What amazed me was that my wife, who generally reads only real life biographies and historical novels, hates Science Fiction with a passion, and can't stand puns ... found this book sitting tubside and picked it up. Having nothing else important to do at the time, she read a paragraph or two. Three days later she was asking if R.A.H. really had a cat named Pixel, how time travel worked, who Tesla was, and if she looked OK with that ring around her butt. Now we're both hungry for more and these books are hard to find. Ride along with Jake and his pals from back in Callahan's day as they renew old acquaintances and make new friends on an adventure you'll never forget. I had never heard of Robinson until I saw someone reading "Callahan's Crosstime Saloon" on a plane trip and my curiosity was piqued by the title of the 5th chapter. Now I'm just hooked.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553580600
Author:
Robinson, Spider
Publisher:
Spectra Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Bars (Drinking establishments)
Subject:
Callahan, mike (fictitious character)
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.98x4.20x.94 in. .37 lbs.

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