Callahan's Crosstime Saloon Author:Spider Robinson 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.
If you're familiar at all with Spider Robinson's work, than you've probably at least seen this one. It's one of the most popular novels from a writer who turns everything he touches into spun gold. All this and it's a fun read too.
Read the whole Callahan series! This is the first one, and is one of the best sci-fi books out there. Spider Robinson is a master storyteller, with unforgettable characters, intense story lines, lots of puns and humor.