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eBook Callahan's Secret (Callahan's Crosstime Saloon Series) epub
  • ISBN: 0812572297
  • Author: Spider Robinson
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tor Science Fiction (April 15, 2002)
  • ePUB size: 1876 kb
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Callahan's Place is a fictional bar with strongly community-minded and empathic clientele, part of the fictional universe of American writer Spider Robinson.

Callahan's Place is a fictional bar with strongly community-minded and empathic clientele, part of the fictional universe of American writer Spider Robinson. It appears in the Callahan's Crosstime Saloon stories (compiled in the first novel of the same name) along with its sequels Time Travelers Strictly Cash and Callahan's Secret; most of the beloved barflies appear in the further sequels The Callahan Touch, Callahan's Legacy, Callahan's Key, and Callahan's Con, and the computer game.

Callahan's Place is the neighborhood tavern to all of time and space, where the regulars are anything bu.

Callahan's Place is the neighborhood tavern to all of time and space, where the regulars are anything but. Pull up a chair.

Books by Spider Robinson. Callahan’s crosstime saloon. Time travelers strictly cash. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. An Ace Book, published by arrangement with.

A Tom Doherty Associates Book. Introduction by Ben Bova - Foreword - The guy with the eyes - The time-traveler - The centipede's dilemma - Two heads are better than one - The law of conservation of pain - Just dessert - A voice is heard in Ramah - Unnatural causes - The wonderful conspiracy -. - Appendix: Callahan's in cyberspace. A mixed group of regulars-from time travelers to talking dogs-gathers for companionship and conversation at Callahan's Crosstime Saloon. The regulars swap jokes, drink, and tell tales.

Callahan's Place is open for business, and all of the "regulars" are here-a talking dog, an alcoholic vampire, and two telepaths-enhancing their joys by drowning their sorrows.

Callahan's Crosstime Saloon is a comedy sci-fi adventure by Legend Entertainment, based on a series of books by Spider Robinson. Starting from a bar in Long Island frequented by intergalactic beings, you help 6 of the regulars solve their respective unusual problems. Start off by looking at the blackboard and answering the 10 riddles, which are all names of bands/singers (you can get lots of clues by talking to everyone else in the room): Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Fleetwood Mac. Supertramp.

Callahan's Crosstime Saloon чит-файл №1. Walkthrough by Rosemary and Gordon. You start off at Callahan's. This is a fun game with a great sense of humour. It seems that Callahan's is an OK place, and you are an OK guy with a liking for doing good deeds.

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Callahan's Place is open for business, and all of the "regulars" are here--a talking dog, an alcoholic vampire, and two telepaths--enhancing their joys by drowning their sorrows. Everyone, that is, but Mickey Finn, a seven-foot tall alien in danger of enslavement at the hands of a traveller from across the galaxy...Come inside, pull up a chair, order a drink, make a toast, and let Spider Robinson introduce you to the most unique patrons to frequent any establishment, at a bar where the most important law is "shared pain is lessened; shared joy is increased." And if there's time left at the end of the night, just maybe they'll save the world...
Comments: (7)
Mike Callahan is the bartender-owner of Callahan's Place, and he is an important character in the series, but the story really revolves around Jake Stonebender, a thinly-disguised version of author Spider Robinson. (Jake's last name is clearly a hat-tip to Robinson's late friend, Robert A. Heinlein.) The rest of the bar's regulars are a very improbable collection of people, united by a love of drink (but almost never drunkenness), atrociously amusing puns, acceptance of other somewhat unusual people and events ... and saving the world. The actual science fiction aspects are there, but just enough to help the story along; and with the Callahan's Place series, that's the way it ought to be.

Don't read this while consuming a beverage of any sort, because the humor hits frequently, sometimes unexpectedly, and from all sides; you'll waste a beverage, soak your surroundings, and possibly be forced to stop by fights of choking laughter.

Special note to followers of the Callahan's Place series: this is NOT the end of the series. Mike, Jake, Fast Eddie, Doc and the rest were just too much fun for Robinson to retire. The fun and world-saving continue; and be sure not to miss the related Lady Sally's House books.
Admittedly, that's praising with faint damns, and for that reason, I still rate it at five stars; it is still delightful, but I was ever so slightly disappointed by it based on what I'd come to expect from "Callahan's Crosstime Saloon" and "Time Travelers Strictly Cash". Granted, the first two stories were as good as any in the previous books, and the third was, in some ways, even better. But the last one, in addition to being a downer that I just don't expect when reading "Callahan's" stories, was just flat-out implausible. I mean, I can accept the incredibly powerful alien out to destroy the earth. I can accept the fact that he looks like a slightly oversized cockroach. I can accept the fact that he is defeated and destroyed by a bunch of wisecracking, punning barflies, two of whom happen to be telepathic and three or four of whom happen to be time travelers.

But the idea that Finn would have failed to protect Jake's guitar in the same way that he protected his clothes? Preposterous. Given that in a previous story, we'd seen how important "Lady MacBeth" was to Jake, and how traumatized he was by her apparent demise, it cannot be suggested that it never occurred to Finn to protect her. Just ridiculous. Nor is it possible that he DID protect her, that she is lying out somewhere in the woods, and neither Finn nor Mary thought to mention that little detail to Jake.

Come on, now, Spider, I challenge you to fix this oversight somehow in a future story.
Spider Robinson always comes thru.
anything spider writes is a treat to read
I have the entire Callahan series of books. Great price on a very good read. Spider Robinson obviously has fun with the characters in this series.
I love Mercedes
Enjoy this neat work by Robinson. The saloon gets revamped the hard way.
Silly Dog
Delivered to prisoner
_Callahan's Secret_ (1986) is the third collection of stories about Callahan's crosstime saloon. In an introduction, Robinson stated that this would probably be the last of the Callahan books. It wasn't. But I think that it is fair to say that the later stories were "second cycle Callahan tales." A number of things come to and end in this collection.

There are four stories in the collection, all novelettes from _Analog_: "The Blacksmith's Tale," "Pyotyr's Story," "Involuntary Man's Laughter," and "The Mick of Time." A comparison between these tales and the stories in the first collection, _Callahan's Crosstime Salooon_ (1977), shows a marked difference. The later stories are more skillfully plotted, more smoothly written, and a bit more bawdy. Also, the jokes, tall tales, and puns are-- if you can believe it-- more clever and outrageous.

We sometimes have a tendency to underrate humorous fiction. Great fiction must be serious and solemn. Humerous fiction can be _good_, you understand. But not great. We forget that doing humor really well can be deucedly hard. In any event, I am giving top rating for these stories. They are some of the best of the Callahan's Place stories. They are great fun and great writing.
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