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The Adventures of Crazy Liddy

Clayton J. Callahan

This time the fair maiden must rescue prince charming--but she will sucker punch anyone who calls her either of those things.

Liddy is a convicted smuggler with one chance at a pardon. A young lieutenant, who happens to be the governor's son, is missing in action. To succeed, she must form an alliance with the cop who arrested her, and fly deep into alien territory to get the job done. Nothing about this mission is easy; at every turn Liddy must push her courage, her resourcefulness, and her trust to the limit just to survive.

In the end, there can be only one way to bring the governor's son and his fellow survivors home, but it's going to take a starpilot who's truly crazy to pull it off.

Dog Day Evening


Spider Robinson

Hugo Award nominated short story. It originally appeared in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, October 1977. The story is included in the collection Time Travelers Strictly Cash (1981).

Callahan's Crosstime Saloon

Callahan: Book 1

Spider Robinson

Callahan's Place is the neighborhood tavern to all of time and space, where the regulard are anything but. Pull up a chair. grab a glass of your favorite, and listen to the stories spun by time travelers, cybernetic aliens, telepaths... and a bunch of regular folks on a mission to save the world, one customer at a time.

Time Travelers Strictly Cash

Callahan: Book 2

Spider Robinson

The second book continuing the stories of the neighborhood tavern to all of time and space. Pull up a chair, grab a glass and listen to stories spun by the most entertaining characters in this galaxy and beyond.

Callahan's Secret

Callahan: Book 3

Spider Robinson

Callahan's Place is open for business, and all the "regulars" are here-- a talking dog, an alcoholic vampire, and two telepaths--enhancing their joy by drowning their sorrows. Everyone, that is, but Mickey Finn, a seven-foot tall alien in danger of enslavement at the hands of a traveller from across the galaxy...

Come inside, pull up a chair, order a drink, make a toast, and let Spider Robinson introduce you to the most unique patrons to frequent any establishment, at a bar where the most important law is "shared pain is lessened: shared joy is increased." And if there's time left at the end of the night, just maybe they'll save the world...

Callahan's Lady

Callahan: Book 4

Spider Robinson

A HOUSE OF "HEALTHY" REPUTE... Welcome to Lady Sally's, the House that "is" a home-- the internationally (hell, the interplanetarily) notorious bordello. At Lady Sally's House, the customer doesn't necessarily come first: Even the staff are genuinely enjoying themselves. Wife of a time traveling bartender Mike Callahan, and employer of some of the most unusual and talented performing artists ever to work in the field of hedonistic interface, Her Ladyship has designed her House to be an "equal opportunity enjoyer" discreetly, tastefully and joyfully catering to all erotic tastes and fantasies, howerver unusual. Like her famous husband, Lady Sally doesn't even insist that her customers be "human"... as long as they have good manners. Small wonder, then, that she and her staff encounter beings as unique and memorable as the superhuman Colt, whose banner never, ever flags... Diana, the deadly dominatrix who "cannot" be disloyal... Tony Donuts, the moronic man-moster even the mafia doesn't want to mess with... or Charles, the werewolf with a distinct difference...

Lady Slings the Booze

Callahan: Book 5

Spider Robinson

Mike Callahan's wife, Lady Sally, runs an establishment where some unusual customers enjoy erotic entertainment and where a down-on-his-luck private detective gets a second chance.

The Callahan Touch

Callahan: Book 6

Spider Robinson

Opening night at Mary's Place draws a packed house, including Lucky Duck, who has a talent for defying the laws of probability, a member of Ireland's fairy folk, and a mysterious stranger carrying around a deadly secret.

Off the Wall at Callahan's

Callahan: Book 7

Spider Robinson

All the best lines from the Saloon at the far-out edge of space-time!

Off the Wall at Callahan's is a collection of epigrams, maxims, proverbs, observations, eye-watering puns, and original song lyrics distilled from the first five volumes of the Callahan's Place series (from Callahan's Crosstime Saloon to Lady Slings The Booze). After the original Callahan's Place was destroyed. all these gems were painstakingly deciphered from blown-up old photos of the wall behind the bar, where Callahan let his customers scrawl graffiti in place of the usual mirror. So technically, every word is "off the wall." Further ennobled by numerous interior B&W illustarations by Phil Foglio, there are even capsule bios at the end for every person (real of imaginary) quoted in the graffiti section.

Welcome to Callahan's Crosstime Saloon... There's no place like it in this, or any other, universe.

Callahan's Legacy

Callahan: Book 8

Spider Robinson

Once again the Callahan regulars and bartender Jake Stonebender must save the world, this time from the designs of a nasty alien via group telepathy. Full of wit, riotously funny puns and a treasure trove of wisdom, this novel gives the full flavor of Spider Robinson's genius.

Callahan's Key

Callahan: Book 9

Spider Robinson

Nobody blends good science with bad puns as brilliantly as Spider Robinson, as his legions of devoted fans will attest. Now he's back with the latest chapter of the Callahan saga-- an imporobable tale of impending doom, a road trip, spce, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.

The universe is in deperate peril. Due to a cluster of freakish phenomena, the United 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...

Callahan's Con

Callahan: Book 10

Spider Robinson

Jake Stonebender's bar in Key West gets a visit from mafioso Tony Donuts, who is looking for "protection money." Jake and the barflies have other challenges as well, as when Jake's wife is suddenly lost in a space-time continuum...