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Callahan's Crosstime Saloon (original 1977; edition 1999)

by Spider Robinson

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Title:Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Authors:Spider Robinson
Info:Tor Science Fiction (1999), Paperback, 224 pages
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Callahan's Crosstime Saloon by Spider Robinson (1977)

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    PghDragonMan: Odd characters caught up in odd happenings as told by master storytellers.
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Humorous storytelling drunk on itself. Sci-fi and humor combine in these connected stories all set in the same saloon filled with regulars, some aliens, and a lot of fun. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
Love Robinson's Callahan books. Just off enough to make you think. ( )
  Greymowser | Jan 23, 2016 |
Read the first couple of stories, but tjhey were so dated I couldn't be bothered to carry on. ( )
  SChant | Mar 15, 2015 |
It has been 30 years since I read the original. The Kindle version brought back the same laughter and surprises. There is an affirmation of life and of goodness. I thoroughly enjoyed the stories.

Do be aware that if you hate puns, you will probably not enjoy the book. There are a few Anglo-Saxon vulgarities, but they are appropriate for the situation and probably no worse than one would hear in a PG-13 movie. Young adults would probably enjoy the humor even if they miss some of the more complex layers.

I've already downloaded the sequel: Time Travelers Strictly Cash. ( )
  Jean_Sexton | Jan 21, 2015 |
Anything happens at Calahan's Place and probably will. A good collection of short stories by Spider Robinson. ( )
  Gregorio_Roth | Dec 5, 2014 |
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Spider Robinsonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bova, BenIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Di Fate, Vincent, 1945-Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Warhola, JamesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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"There is nothing which has been contrived by man by which so much happiness has been produced as by a good tavern or inn."
-Samuel Johnson
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To Ben Bova
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Callahan's Place was pretty lively that night.
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Callahan's Place is the neighborhood tavern to all of time and space, where the regulars are anything but. Pull up a chair, grab a glass of your favorite, and listen to the stories spun by time travelers, cybernetic aliens, telepaths...and a bunch of regular folks on a mission to save the world, one customer at a time.

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