[EPUB] ✓ Time Travelers Strictly Cash | By ✓ Spider Robinson #2020

  • Title: Time Travelers Strictly Cash
  • Author: Spider Robinson
  • ISBN: 9780441807130
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback

  • Time Travelers Strictly Cash By Spider Robinson Callahan s Crosstime Saloon is back in business After waiting long enough for the crowds to thin out, Mike Callahan, proprietor of the famous Callahan s Crosstime Saloon, is opening the doors again to new customers And to help cope with the long lines he justifiably expects, he s asked Hugo Award winning author Spider Robinson to pitch in The Spider sweetens the pot witCallahan s Crosstime Saloon is back in business After waiting long enough for the crowds to thin out, Mike Callahan, proprietor of the famous Callahan s Crosstime Saloon, is opening the doors again to new customers And to help cope with the long lines he justifiably expects, he s asked Hugo Award winning author Spider Robinson to pitch in The Spider sweetens the pot with both fiction and the nonfiction that has earned him his reputation as one of science fiction s foremost critics.So, if you re looking for a good night out someplace where the beer is always cold, the times are always hot and disco was dead to begin with, then belly up to the bar in Callahan s Human or otherwise, hale and hearty or down and out, regardless of race, creed or dimension of origin, you re all welcome But remember Time Travelers Strictly Cash
    Spider Robinson
    Spider Robinson is an American born Canadian Hugo and Nebula award winning science fiction author He was born in the USA, but chose to live in Canada, and gained citizenship in his adopted country in 2002 Robinson s writing career began in 1972 with a sale to Analog Science Fiction magazine of a story entitled, The Guy With The Eyes His writing proved popular, and his first novel saw print in 1976, Telempath Since then he has averaged a novel or collection a year His most well known stories are the Callahan saloon series.

    Time Travelers Strictly Cash By Spider Robinson


    Actual rating 2.5 starsI am rapidly coming to the conclusion that my sensibilities just do not mesh with those of author Spider Robinson I think he is strong on writing skills, but his sense of humour and mine miss by a mile He punning skills are high and there is lots of it in his Callahan s stories , but I find them of a mental puzzle to figure out, rather than amusing But that s just me.This little volume of stories has only 4 actual Callahan s tales in it The rest is filler and much of it i [...]

    Short shorts that play around with some of the classic concepts of sci fi fiction Perhaps my favorite of the series, but be warned puns happen frequently than just Punsday Night Fivesight about a woman who s husband could see negative events three hours into the future One of the few Callahan bar stories that is told by a woman It works well, achieving a quite poignant tone with a twist Dog Day Evening happens on Tall Tales Night, but puns also seem to be part of the agenda A human and a dog wa [...]

    7 10 This book marks my return to incredibly rowdy and irreverent science fiction hangout known as Callahan s Crosstime Saloon, home to weird aliens, time travellers, talking dogs, visitors from parallel dimensions and other outcasts, fringe characters from the home planet, all ready to have a good time, according to the owner s law Shared pain is lessened shared joy is increased My only beef with the present collection is the scarcity of original material, with only 4 stories actually taking pl [...]

    The Flooze
    Book reviews, both scathing and complimentary A convention speech that praises sci fi fandom for its overwhelming sanity.A speech honoring Heinlein by refuting the most common complaints hurled around by his detractors.Lots of forewords and afterwords, explaining context or inspiration or just offering things to be thinky about.And stories Some take place in Callahan s, but not all of them That came as a surprise and a little bit of a disappointment After all, I came here looking for Jake and D [...]

    In most collections of short stories, a few are fantastic, a couple are awful and the majority are mediocre In this one, none were horrible, lots were fantastic, a couple were kind of bewildering mainly cause I couldn t figure out the punchlines and one, God is an Iron was perhaps one of the best short stories I ve ever read.

    Callahan s Law Shared pain is lessened shared joy is increased.

    Unfortunately I struggled with this It s clearly one of those books that was written because the author had to write something Quite frankly, it s a bit of a mess and doesn t do the name Spider Robinson any justice at all It contains a few callahan s stories, some other none callahan s stories and an awful lot of gumph in between these stories which is simply the author filling in a great deal of filling in in fact.My advise would be to simply scip this one and go straight onto the next I wish I [...]

    Timothy Boyd
    Very funny collection of SiFi short stories Recommended

    More brilliantly humorous and sweet sci fi stories, set in the amazing bar created by Spider Robinson.Fun and funny with a great cast and setting.

    Richie Sevrinsky
    As Robinson s dives deeper into the mythology of Callahan s, he finds still plenty of opportunities to expand the cast of regulars Still punny good fun, but the edges begin to fray as the barman drifts towards omniscience.

    Kyle Sultzer
    Enjoyed the first one a lot While it was interesting to see a larger body of Robinson s work, I didn t really like the non Callahan s stories.

    yikes the first book was funny and just right This one has way too much crap in it.

    Michael Brown
    re read number one to get into the mood A great series of quirky characters and day to day situations that all have a far out impact and twist.

    Drunk Guy Mike
    The Callahan stories are a blast The rest felt like filler For the 2nd in a series of 9 to have that much crap shoved in makes me hesitant to read 3.

    Jim Caplinger
    Entertaining short stories I can definitely see Heinlein s influence on his writing, probably why I enjoyed it so much Annoyed Kindle has volumes 1, 2, 6, 7, etc but not 3, 4, 5

    Wetdryvac Wetdryvac
    Really enjoyed bits Really don t care for speech transcriptions, however clever and I recognize the cleverness here they re just not my thing So, loved the stories, didn t love the speeches, and was neutral on the reviews.

    I apparently loaned this out has gone missing Puns are worse with every book.

    Tony Laplume
    Spider Robinson is one of those names that s hard to overlook, and so I knew I was eventually going to read him I don t remember now how exactly I came into possession of this particular book the used books sale last summer , but I guess I can thank it for being as concise a portrait of Robinson as I was likely to find.What emerges from this collection is a writer very much of Stephen King s generation Both were products of the pre Internet fan age Which is a little odd to say, because one of th [...]

    Jeremy Preacher
    Man, this is uneven The foreword explains why it s basically half of the original collection, plus a bunch of stuff stuck in there to make up space And it shows It s not that there s zero value in a review column from 1975, or a transcript of a speech about fandom, but they really don t fit here and they re not what I was hoping for And the long defense of Heinlein was a little embarrassing really, he doesn t need the help The stories themselves are the point of the volume The four non Callahan [...]

    The first collection of Callahan s stories was far from belles lettres but it had a fetching charm and originality that came off as sweet and clever if a bit naive Having worn that charm thin and still not succeeded in fulfilling his sequel publishing contract, Spider proceeds to dump the kitchen sink of unrelated manuscripts in to meet his contractual word count some banquet speeches attended by northern adolescents, a chapter from a novel he s writing, some completely incoherent drivel scarcel [...]

    Russell Fletcher
    The reason this book scored so low is the downright serious taking both the Lord Jesus Christ s and God s names in vain and the profanity in the stories that weren t Callahan s Place.The cover picture has nothing to do with the stories in the book The aliens are not in the book You might say one of the ones on the cover is in a story, except he is drawn as an alien instead of a human The lady is very sad, not happy The other humans, unless I missed someone, do not look like anyone in the book.60 [...]

    Will Johnson
    It is weird when an anthology known for containing Callahan stories ends up being better in the sections where Callahan s doesn t show up.I picked this book up mainly because Callahan s Crosstime Saloon was one of the greatest things I ever read but despite a BRILLIANT opening salvo with a Callahan tale called Fivesight , the other Callahan tales don t quite live up to a my expectations and b some of the other short fiction provided in the book.Don t get me wrong nothing beats a great night at C [...]

    I enjoyed the stories set in Callahan s, even if I did not get the punch line at the end of the story about Al Phee The other stories were uneven, but the last one Sharper than a Serpent s Tooth knocked it out of the park.The book includes Robinson s first book review, which showed off his writing style I did not enjoy the speeches nearly as much Frankly, I find fandom boring, so his speech in praise of fans and cons left me cold Worse was his ode to Heinlein I readily acknowledge Heinlein s im [...]

    This is the second book of Spider s Callahan Series Only about half the book is given to Callahan stories though The other half is mostly editorial style comments from the author, either about the story just read, or on other subjects, such as a piece about Robert Heinlen, which while interesting, took me away from teh Callahan stories I had anticipated reading Overall I enjoyed reading the book, especially the Callahan stories, but because the content jumps around so much, I found it difficult [...]

    While this anthology does contain stories from Callahan s it also contains some of Spider Robinson s other writings speeches, book and author reviews I loved the speech The Web Of Sanity It was given via radio when he was the Fan Guest of Honor at the Minnesota Science Fiction Society convention of 1974 or 1975 He talks about what it means to be a Fan capital F of science fiction, a con goer, a zanie About how going to conventions and living as a fan girl boy and interacting with others of a si [...]

    Charley Bass
    This book was introduced to me by a new friend who garnered instant trust This book a compilation of sayings found on the walls of a mythical saloon I read prior to being introduced to the magick held within the walls of Callahan s which to any effect sums up to be Spider Robinson subconscious.Very enjoyable but if you want to fully enjoy the sayings and puns that s right I did say puns read the books first, then keep this one by the fireside, the bedside, or the cmmodeside Wherever you do you b [...]

    There are some other things that I m not sure I liked, margarine dildo being one What exactly does that mea, first of all Is that a good thing, or a bad thing Why is a margarine dildo being offered to whoever can name an anthology in a certain year that exclude a certain book, other than the fact that it s preposterous Robinson is getting this knack for saying preposterous things for preposterousness sake, and I m not a fan Read the whole review at kmzphotoblog 2012 06 27 ti

    Angela Randall
    I ve read most of this by reading The Callahan Chronicals, but apparently that book doesn t have all the essays included in Time Travellers Strictly Cash.

    Great book This is the 2nd collection of very original short stories with quirky themes that all happen in Callahan s Saloon an amazing place where fellow patrons are empathetic, compassionate, and accepting of everyone including talking dogs and aliens I liked these stories because most of them raised interesting questions and stayed with me long after the book was closed A quick read that left me pondering random ideas raised by the author and believing in the goodness of people I would defini [...]

    These short stories, all tied together with a common place cast, make you feel like maybe human beings aren t such cruel animals after all Opening the first several Callahan books feels like a refreshing visit with old friends You know them, and their quirks, and that if they re involved with a situation they will do whatever they can to make it better These are good people The in last couple of books the formula gets a little bit stale, but they are still enjoyable.

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