- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (27 Aug. 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765310465
- ISBN-13: 978-0765310460
- Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 1.1 x 21.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,732,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Off the Wall at Callahan's Paperback – 27 Aug 2004
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"Spider Robinson is the hottest writer to hit science fiction since [Harlan] Ellison."
About the Author
Spider Robinson, winner of three Hugos and a Nebula, was born in the Bronx and raised on Long Island, and has been a Canadian resident for 30 years. Holder of a bachelor's degree in English from the State University of New York, he worked as a folksinger and journalist before publishing his first story in "Analog "in 1973. He now lives with his wife Jeanne Robinson (co-author of the Hugo- and Nebula-winning Stardance trilogy) on an island outside Vancouver, B.C., where they raise and exhibit hopes. Eleven of his 31 books are set in Callahan's Place, a fabulous tavern founded by a time traveler, where puns flow as freely as beer, and smell far worse. The most recent is" Callahan's Con" [Tor July 2003]. He has contributed a regular editorial column, "Future Tense," to Canada's national newspaper, " The Globe & Mail," since 1995. In 2000, he released""Belaboring the Obvious," "a CD of original music with the legendary Amos Garrett ("Midnight at the Oasis") on lead guitar, and in 2001 he was a celebrity judge at the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam.
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I have loved the Callahan books since I first read Time Travelers Strictly Cash, but this was a disappointment. The problem is that although much of it is amusing, it contains aphorisms that could lead to disaster if actually followed. The assertion that children should be allowed to have "play sex" is a case in point: how do you define "children"? I cringe to think of the increase in AIDS and other STDs in teenagers and even subteens--and if you think the latter is stretching it too far, I know a man who is 54 and whose oldest daughter is 43. I don't wish I hadn't bought it, because if I hadn't I'd always wonder what was in it, but there are a few too many things I wish Robinson had left out.