Very Good in Fair jacket. The jacket is shelf-rubbed and worn, with multiple creases, chips and tears along the top and bottom edges. There are two small chips out of the bottom back corner, and at the head of the spine, which cuts off most of the author's name. The largest chip is from the front cover of the jacket, cutting off the author's name entirely. As a result of this chip, the front board of the book has been tanned and marked in the area where the cover is missing. Aside from this, the book itself is just a tad shelf-rubbed. Internally, the front end page features a blue ink marking, as well as a charity shop plate, the rest of the pages within are clean, crisp and complete. Strongly bound and preserved in cellophane.
I was searching for a successor to L. Sprague DeCamp and Fletcher Pratt's excellent Tales of Gavagan's Bar and thought Callahan's Crosstime Saloon might fit the bill. These stories have a similar premise, a bar where strange people tell strange stories. They're not as laugh-out-loud funny as Gavagan's. Robinson's stories bear the mark of their time, with many references to the Vietnam War and primarily male characters, with one excellent exception. Recommended for lovers of humorous scifi and fantasy.
Dec 11, 2009
A trip an a half
This book is a hoot,, Its sci fi,, but its not,,Kinda like Cheers on acid..
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