Book Reviews of Time Travelers Strictly Cash: Strictly Cash

Time Travelers Strictly Cash: Strictly Cash
Time Travelers Strictly Cash Strictly Cash
Author: Spider Robinson
ISBN-13: 9780812572285
ISBN-10: 0812572289
Publication Date: 8/13/2001
Pages: 247
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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The sequel to "Callahan's Crosstime Saloon", short stories featuring new characters plus the old regulars. Human or otherwise, hale and hearty or down and out, regardless of race, creed, or dimension of origin - you're all welcome at Callahan's!
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I was a little disappointed with this one. After enjoying CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON, I was expecting another exclusive collection of stories from that great gathering place. However, this anthology contained several unrelated offerings, as well as selected 'war' stories and and book reviews from the author's life and career. The prose was good, but not what the cover suggests.
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Another story about Callahan's Crosstime Saloon by Hugo-winner,Spider Robinson
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I enjoyed the Callaghan and other sci-fi stories, but the author also included speeches he made to honor Robert Heinlein and as Fan Guest of Honor at Minn-STF and the first book review column he wrote for Galaxy. One feels that maybe he was "padding" the volume. Speeches (I feel) are like Kleenex: one-time use.

The puns are fabulous, and the origin story of Ralph von Wau Wau was moving. Like George, (the dog in Lost and Found by Alan Dean Foster) Ralph didn't ask for the gift of speech, but he deals with it the best he can.
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Good Book!
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The sequel to "Callahan's Crosstime Saloon", short stories featuring new characters plus the old regulars. Human or otherwise, hale and hearty or down and out, regardless of race, creed, or dimension of origin - you're all welcome at Callahan's!
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The reason this book scored so low is the downright serious taking both the Lord Jesus Christ's and God's names in vain and the profanity in the stories that weren't Callahan's Place.

The cover picture has nothing to do with the stories in the book. The aliens are not in the book. You might say one of the ones on the cover is in a story, except he is drawn as an alien instead of a human. The lady is very sad, not happy. The other humans, unless I missed someone, do not look like anyone in the book.

60% of the short stories in this book are written for Callahan's Place(Bar) where "Shared pain is lessened; shared joy is increased". Many strange things happen at Callahan's Place including a time traveler story and a someone coming into this continuum from another one. There is very little profanity in the Callahan's Place stories.

There is one great chapter (IMHO) about the affect that R.A.H. (Robert A. Heinlein's) short stories and novels have had on people and the world in general. He is my favorite science fiction author.

Since it would be impractical to get the Robert A. Heinlein's chapter copies right two sided, and get them collated right, let alone the Callahan's Place also,

Since I do not want to reread the taking both the Lord Jesus Christ's and God's names in vain, which I would have to do to find which non-Callahan's Place chapter to avoid I am going to use a Sharpie® on the front cover to say read only the R.A.H. chapter and the Callahan's Place chapters.