Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille

Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille

by Steven Brust
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Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille by Steven Brust

Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille serves the best matzoh ball soup in the Galaxy, and hires some of the best musicians you'll ever hear. It's a great place to visit, but it tends to move around—just one step ahead of whatever mysterious conspiracy is reducing whole worlds to radioactive ash. And Cowboy Feng's may be humanity's last hope for survival.

Steven Brust's time-traveling, science fiction thriller is a rollicking, fun read.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429910743
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 500,996
File size: 347 KB

About the Author

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and raised in a family of Hungarian labor organizers, Steven Brust worked as a musician and a computer programmer before coming to prominence as a writer in 1983 with Jhereg, the first of his novels about Vlad Taltos, a human professional assassin in a world dominated by long-lived, magically-empowered human-like "Dragaerans."

Over the next several years, several more "Taltos" novels followed, interspersed with other work, including To Reign in Hell, a fantasy re-working of Milton's war in Heaven; The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, a contemporary fantasy based on Hungarian folktales; and a science fiction novel, Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille. The most recent "Taltos" novels are Dragon and Issola. In 1991, with The Phoenix Guards, Brust began another series, set a thousand years earlier than the Taltos books; its sequels are Five Hundred Years After and the three volumes of "The Viscount of Adrilankha": The Paths of the Dead, The Lord of Castle Black, and Sethra Lavode.

While writing, Brust has continued to work as a musician, playing drums for the legendary band Cats Laughing and recording an album of his own work, A Rose for Iconoclastes. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada where he pursues an ongoing interest in stochastics.


Steven Brust is the bestselling author of Issola, Dragon, The Phoenix Guards, Five Hundred Years After, and many others. A native of Minneapolis, he currently lives in Las Vegas.

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Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
snappy, fun read. light, easy going
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The_Old_Spoke More than 1 year ago
Fans of science fiction and Steven Brust will love this book about a survival bunker that doubles as a bar and grill.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A laugh out loud kind of book.....Very fun!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is not what it seems. The plot is ridiculous. A time-hopping bar and grill. Eight employees and the four piece band goes goes with the bar. But this is really just a backdrop for the characters. Learn to love them. They are very unique, especially the main character. The employees are just sort of there, but you should pay attention to the band. They really develope in character. The background itermissions are great, in a few pages (as little as two or three) Brust fills us in on each of the supporting characters and how they got that way. Pay attention. From little innuendos and suggestions you can really flesh out every character and really see the logic behind their actions. The ending really pulls it together in about as little time as possible. Pretty neat actually. And come on, like you couldn't see it coming five miles away! Go pick it up. You shouldn't regret it.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Billy and the rest of the band were within a mile of Jerrysport, Mars when someone turned the town into ashes with a nuclear strike. Billy was knocked unconscious, but besides a headache was fortunate to be alive as he was just beyond the ground zero meltdown range.................................. Galaxy society is in trouble as nuclear strikes like that which recently shook Mars is becoming the norm even with the Trekkies a thing of the past and the Enterprise a thing of the future. Perhaps the last bastion of sanctuary (not the butt of all those Venus to Jupiter jokes) remains Cowboy Feng¿s establishment where someone can get a gourmet meal consisting of matzoth ball soup and tamales and hear Irish musicians play mostly not so Irish music. Can the galaxy survive if Cowboy Feng¿s Space Bar and Grille is destroyed? Probably not, but in the time-space continuum, Feng¿s place seems to be one large step for mankind ahead of those nuking this sector, but can the regulars take the small steps to keep man safe?...................................... COWBOY FENG¿S SPACE BAR AND GRILLE is a wild satirical futuristic space adventure that is for readers who appreciate the zany wrapped inside a witty tale or perhaps a witty tale wrapped outside the zany. Billy and the band and the mysterious Cowboy Feng seem like the last choices for the magnificent heroes trying to stop a murderous conspiracy. This amusing story contains enough action to keep the Trekkies contended, but mostly rips the skin off those who use weapons of mass destruction to cleanse those who possess weapons of mass destruction......................... Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a really unique idea and while it is an easy read it makes one wish it had been more in depth. It makes you want to more about the world Feng originated in and how he came to be in the position he's in. But that is some of the beauty of shorter stories, you have to imagine the rest for yourself