From the Crim to the ridiculous---a thoroughly punny book.
From the offbeat but razor-edged imagination of Spider Robinson: stranded time travelers, squabbling cosmic warriors, reincarnated rock stars, blind starship pilots, monsters both human and alien, tomorrows formed by today's trends.
Sound profound? Nah! Her we've got a partially-disembodied Brooklynite looking for his, er, bottom half, a past-tense-ignoring player of a certain New Your crap game from 1930 running loose in the present, a compendium of the silliest weapons history never had, and plenty more. The warped and the way-out combine in a book that by any name would be REALLY COOL!
Sheer good story telling . . .
This is an interesting collection of short stories written by Robinson. I think there were only a couple that were set in the far future, while the rest were set in alternative near-futures, based on "What-Ifs". This was my first experience with this author, but not my last. Now I'm in the process of collecting and reading his CALLAHAN'S series, which promises to be just as intriguing, and rather more punny than this collection :o)
Warped, whacky, imaginative - whatever you call it, this is science fiction at it's most entertaining!
These are excellent science fiction stories. Spider is at the top of his craft.
Spidr Robinson can really spin a tale. You can never be sure what he will come up eith next. Fun to read.