Callahan's Con [NOOK Book]

Overview

Jake Stonebender's bar in Key West gets a visit from mafioso Tony Donuts, who is looking for "protection money". Jake and the barflies have other challenges as well, as when Jake's wife is suddenly lost in a space-time continuum... Publishers Weekly says, "Blend a madcap plot involving the legendary Fountain of Youth with a zany cast of barflies, garnish with a thin SF twist, and you've got the ingredients for the latest frothy concoction in ...
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Callahan's Con

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Overview

Jake Stonebender's bar in Key West gets a visit from mafioso Tony Donuts, who is looking for "protection money". Jake and the barflies have other challenges as well, as when Jake's wife is suddenly lost in a space-time continuum... Publishers Weekly says, "Blend a madcap plot involving the legendary Fountain of Youth with a zany cast of barflies, garnish with a thin SF twist, and you've got the ingredients for the latest frothy concoction in Hugo-winner Robinson's (Callahan's Key) multivolume tall tale."

"The wordplay flies fast and funny as always in a Callahan's romp, and the characters, regular and new, are pretty darn amusing. "
- Booklist

"If one were given the task of creating Spider Robinson from scratch, the best way to do it would be to snatch James Joyce from history, force-feed him Marx Brothers films and good jazz for the better part of a decade, then turn him loose on a world badly in need of a look at itself."
- The Vancouver Sun

“Nobody’s perfect, but Spider comes pretty damned close.”
- Ben Bova

"Robinson's creative imagination is admirable."
- Publishers Weekly
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Editorial Reviews

The Los Angeles Times
"Spider Robinson is the hottest writer to hit science fiction since Harlan Ellison, and he can match the master’s frenetic energy and emotional intensity, arm-break for gut-wrench.”
Publishers Weekly
"Blend a madcap plot involving the legendary Fountain of Youth with a zany cast of barflies, garnish with a thin SF twist, and you've got the ingredients for the latest frothy concoction in Hugo-winner Robinson's (Callahan's Key) multivolume tall tale."
John Varley
"Spider Robinson is the Tom Robbins of the 21st century."
David Gerrold
[Spider Robinson] "embodies the best of Sturgeon, Heinlein, and Asimov."
Allen Steele
Spider Robinson is a master storyteller…"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012894649
  • Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/20/2011
  • Series: Callahan's Place series , #9
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 187,976
  • File size: 358 KB

Meet the Author

Spider Robinson has published over thirty-five books since 1973, won three Hugos, a Nebula, the John W. Campbell Award, and numerous other international honours. In 2006 he became the first Writer In Residence at Vancouver’s H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, and in 2010 he was named sixth Writer In Residence at the Vancouver Public Library. He has written songs with David Crosby and Todd Butler, and recorded original music with Amos Garrett and Michael Creber. His award-winning podcast Spider On The Web has appeared regularly since 2007, and he has been Toastmaster at two World Science Fiction Conventions. He was married for 35 glorious years to Jeanne Robinson, a dancer, writer and Buddhist priest with whom he co-authored the Hugo- and Nebula-winning THE STARDANCE TRILOGY. For further information visit www.spiderrobinson.com.
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