Callahan's Key Author:Spider Robinson Nobody blends good science with bad puns as brilliantly as Spider Robinson, as his legion of devoted fans will attest. Now he's back with the latest chapter of the Callahan saga -- an improbable tale of impending doom, a road trip, space, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. — The universe is in desperate peril. Due to a cluster of freakish phenomena, the U... more »nited States' own defense system has become a perfect doomsday machine, threatening the entire universe. And only one man can save everything-as-we-know-it from annihilation.
Unfortunately, he's not available.
So the job falls instead to bar owner Jake Stonebender, his wife, Zoey, and superintelligent toddler, Erin.
Not to mention two dozen busloads of ex-hippies and freaks, Robert Heinlein's wandering cat, a whorehouse parrot, and misunderstood genius-inventor Nikola Tesla, who is in fact alive and well....« less
Too much time spent on narrating a fairly boring trip to south Florida. No science fiction until well over half way through the book. Chapter quotes from former Vice President Quayle add nothing to the book.
Crazy book! lots of drugs, sex and rock and roll AND mind blowing perspective on Love, science and resurrection. Despite all this this bunch of left over hippies get to save the world from unwitting Establishment screwup.
Quite a few laughs!