Callahan's Crosstime Saloon

Spider Robinson

Ace 1987
A book review by Danny Yee © 1992
Regular readers of the newsgroup alt.callahans will need no introduction to this book. It is a collection of stories set in a place called Callahans Bar. Although obviously science fiction, the stories mostly about people, with the science being completely incidental. Spider Robinson is clearly a believer in human goodness, but he writes well enough that the stories don't degenerate into being "feel-good". This is light entertainment after all, so it's permissible to simplify the moral issues a little.

April 1992

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