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Time Travellers Strictly Cash [Download] ➵ Time Travellers Strictly Cash Author Spider Robinson – Thomashillier.co.uk Human or otherwise, regardless of race, creed or dimension of origin, if you re looking for a good time in a place where the beer is always flowing, and the stories always out of this world, step up t Human or otherwise, regardless of race, creed or dimension of origin, if you re looking for a good time in a place where the beer is always flowing, and the stories always out of this world, step up to the bar at Callahan s There ll be tales Oh, are there tales Like the one about a loud mouthed time traveler who capitalized on a rip in the space time continuum or the one about Ralph the talking, gin drinking German Shepherd created Time Travellers Epub / by a demented genius shrink But don t believe us Ask Ralph He ll tell you himself Also don t forget to watch out for the deadly toasts especially the Melba toast And above all, remember Time Travelers Strictly Cash.


10 thoughts on “Time Travellers Strictly Cash

  1. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    The book consists of 4 Callahan stories, 4 random science fiction stories one is actually fantasy , and 4 essays speeches by the author Each story follows by a brief explanation of its origin and history of writing The Callahan stories deserve firm 4 stars everything I said in the first book still applies Callahan s Place is a bar in Long Island that people find when they really need it The regulars usually help the newcomers The help can be anything starting with bad puns and ending with The book consists of 4 Callahan stories, 4 random science fiction stories one is actually fantasy , and 4 essays speeches by the author Each story follows by a brief explanation of its origin and history of writing The Callahan stories deserve firm 4 stars everything I said in the first book still applies Callahan s Place is a bar in Long Island that people find when they really need it The regulars usually help the newcomers The help can be anything starting with bad puns and ending with cold hard cash and everything in between Their motto is,Shared sorrow is lessened, shared joy is increased .The rest four stories vary in quality One is the second chapter of Robinson s novel Mindkiller I did not bother finishing it as it had exactly the feel of torn off chapter from the middle of the book The second one was fantasy according to Robinson he only ever wrote two fantasy stories In the short afterward he explained why he prefers science fiction to fantasy To each his own The other two stories were good enough 3 stars for this part.I could not care less about the speeches and essays In one of them Robinson plays a cheerleader to Robert A Heinlein My opinion is that the latter is well known enough to stand on his own Curiously while the essay discusses lots of Heinlein s in details, Robinson keeps silent about his later works where the former firmly went off the rails I do not like the term Dirty Old Man , but this is exactly what the guy became Anyhow 2 stars for everything wholesale Thus the average is 3 stars, but I will throw in 0.5 out of respect for Callahan s 3.5 stars


  2. Wanda Wanda says:

    Actual rating 2.5 starsI am rapidly coming to the conclusion that my sensibilities just do not mesh with those of author Spider Robinson I think he is strong on writing skills, but his sense of humour and mine miss by a mile He punning skills are high and there is lots of it in his Callahan s stories , but I find themof a mental puzzle to figure out, rather than amusing But that s just me.This little volume of stories has only 4 actual Callahan s tales in it The rest is filler and mu Actual rating 2.5 starsI am rapidly coming to the conclusion that my sensibilities just do not mesh with those of author Spider Robinson I think he is strong on writing skills, but his sense of humour and mine miss by a mile He punning skills are high and there is lots of it in his Callahan s stories , but I find themof a mental puzzle to figure out, rather than amusing But that s just me.This little volume of stories has only 4 actual Callahan s tales in it The rest is filler and much of it is now dated One section became Chapter 2 of his novel Mindkiller which I read earlier this year and was very meh about There were a couple of speeches which were passably interesting, but a bit dated hard to avoid that with thirty year old opinion pieces.For those of you who are die hard Callahan fans, don t miss these stories They were the best part of the collection Those of you seeking time travel tales may be somewhat disappointed there is only one tale involving a time traveler who shows up at Callahan s.Robinson is a very good writer and I wish I could appreciate him .Book number 180 of my SFF reading project


  3. carol. carol. says:

    Short shorts that play around with some of the classic concepts of sci fi fiction Perhaps my favorite of the series, but be warned puns happenfrequently than just Punsday Night Fivesight about a woman who s husband could see negative events three hours into the future One of the few Callahan bar stories that is told by a woman It works well, achieving a quite poignant tone with a twist Dog Day Evening happens on Tall Tales Night, but puns also seem to be part of the agenda A human Short shorts that play around with some of the classic concepts of sci fi fiction Perhaps my favorite of the series, but be warned puns happenfrequently than just Punsday Night Fivesight about a woman who s husband could see negative events three hours into the future One of the few Callahan bar stories that is told by a woman It works well, achieving a quite poignant tone with a twist Dog Day Evening happens on Tall Tales Night, but puns also seem to be part of the agenda A human and a dog walk into a bar and it s a sci fi twist what happens next, but safe to say it involves a time traveling Temporal Agent I enjoyed it Have You Heard the One was Tale Tales Night again, and an intergalactic traveling salesman steals the show Almost literally Another fun twist Mirror, Mirror off the Wall is another sci fi thought experiment on closely aligned worlds A little confusing


  4. Algernon (Darth Anyan) Algernon (Darth Anyan) says:

    7 10 This book marks my return to incredibly rowdy and irreverent science fiction hangout known as Callahan s Crosstime Saloon, home to weird aliens, time travellers, talking dogs, visitors from parallel dimensions and other outcasts, fringe characters from the home planet, all ready to have a good time, according to the owner s lawShared pain is lessened shared joy is increased My only beef with the present collection is the scarcity of original material, with only 4 stories actually taki 7 10 This book marks my return to incredibly rowdy and irreverent science fiction hangout known as Callahan s Crosstime Saloon, home to weird aliens, time travellers, talking dogs, visitors from parallel dimensions and other outcasts, fringe characters from the home planet, all ready to have a good time, according to the owner s lawShared pain is lessened shared joy is increased My only beef with the present collection is the scarcity of original material, with only 4 stories actually taking place in the bar, five other independent shorts and several examples of criticism and speech transcriptions from the author s convention visits To add a little bulk to the volume, there are also commentaries and trivia added by the author for each included story.The opening gambit Fivesight is about a person who has foreknowledge of the future, but who can only see for about three hours in advance, without the option of intervening in order to change events This proves to bein the nature of a curse than a blessing, and the story serves its purpose well in reiterating the above mentioned Callahan s Law, and making the reader reaquainted with the characters from the first collection Doc Holliday, Fast Eddie, Long Drink McGonnigle, etc Here s the relevant quoteThis place is magic, I told her Magic Bullshit, magic, it s a bar People come here to get blind No Not this one People come to this bar to see This is a place where people care You know what gives me the courage to keep on living The courage to love myself a little It s having a whole bunch of friends who really give a goddamn When you share pain, there s less of it, and when you share joy, there sof it That s a basic fact of the universe, and I learned it hereSoul Search has an interesting premise reincarnation , but the execution failed to make me go wow it was OK, but after reading an excellent collection by Bradbury before picking Robinson, I guess I raised the goal posts a little to high.Next chapter tells the story of how Spider Robinson started to write book reviews for Jim Baen, and I found myself enjoying the anecdotes and the snarky comments better than the previous short story There is basically little difference between Spider in confessional commentator mode and him in the guise of the narrator from the stories I love this about him the sincerity, the enthusiasm for the genre, the self awareness and the humorous streak I am reminded of the strong impression I got when reading Jo Walton s Among Others Before being authors professional craftsmen, I feel that both of them are avid readers and trueblood, hardcore fans of SF Although I would recommend being circumspect about most of Spider Robinson s tall tales, as he loves the outrageous and the improbable He might have opted successfully for a career as a stand up comedian see later in the book his address to the fans as a convention Guest of Honor Dog Day Evening is one of the best picks from the collection, about Pun Night or is it Tall Tales Night , at Callahan s Anyway, the guest who presents the wildest story with the most offensive pun wins and gets his drink tab paid by the others This night it is the turn of Ralph the Dog to shine in the limelight I think I picked the next quote from this story, as an example of the books general positive frame of mindLife s greatest virtue is its ability to surpriseGod is an Iron is quite good for a story without Callahan but subscribing to his general law about pain and suffering, dealing with drug addiction and the kindness of strangers Oh, and the Iron in the title is another one of Robinson s questionable word games think of the Alanis Morisette hit song Isn t It Ironic Rah Rah R.A.H is a longish pledoary in support of Robert Heinlein as a SF grandmaster and general sacred monster of the genre I happen to be a fan myself of Heinlein, and especially of Stranger in a Strange Land, but I wouldn t go as far as Robinson goes in proving he is faultless and above criticism Have You Heard The One is onceabout Tall Tales Night at Callahan and a visit from an Intergalactic Travelling Salesman, riding in a sleigh pulled by reindeer Honestly, it can only happen in this bar Local Champ is Spider s attempt at writing a fantasy short story about a powerful overlord and the effort to bring him down, and by the author s own admission, it s not very good His comments about the relative superiority of the SF over fantasy might rub some of my friends the wrong way, but I would say he makes a strong case, and ultimately it is the quality of the writing and of the ideas that make the difference, not the fact that you prefer rayguns over fireballs The Web of Sanity is a transcript of a crazy script at a convention, full of word games and one liners, but it includes a beautiful argument for reading SFYou must abdicate the right to be ignorant in order to enjoy science fiction, which most people are unwilling to do and you must learn, if not actually how to think things through, at least what the trick looks like when it s doneMirror Rorrim Off The Wall is the last Callahan story, a good one about parallel dimensions and the quality of whisky in these alternate worlds real fun and it made me thirsty Luckily, I had a bottle of Ardbeg already open Serpent s Teeth is the closing story, another miss for me with an interesting premise child emancipation but rather lacklustre execution.To conclude, Time Traveller s Strictly Cash provided some quality entertainment and confirmed Spider Robinson as the one author I would most like to get drunk with, but it felt like a rushed project where they included all kinds of outtakes and filler in order to get the correct number of pages Hopefully the third Callahan book will be better


  5. Mike Mike says:

    A short story collection with a few greats, a few stinkers I liked that there was a better focus on the outlandish and unusual, as Mr Spider Robinson getsof his voice Sometimes, though, he has gotten so carried away in an aspect of the story often the path to the reveal or the punchline, that the storytelling suffers Still, a great showing and one hundred times finer funner writing than I could produce


  6. The Flooze The Flooze says:

    Book reviews, both scathing and complimentary A convention speech that praises sci fi fandom for its overwhelming sanity.A speech honoring Heinlein by refuting the most common complaints hurled around by his detractors.Lots of forewords and afterwords, explaining context or inspiration or just offeringthings to be thinky about.And stories Some take place in Callahan s, but not all of them That came as a surprise and a little bit of a disappointment After all, I came here looking for Book reviews, both scathing and complimentary A convention speech that praises sci fi fandom for its overwhelming sanity.A speech honoring Heinlein by refuting the most common complaints hurled around by his detractors.Lots of forewords and afterwords, explaining context or inspiration or just offeringthings to be thinky about.And stories Some take place in Callahan s, but not all of them That came as a surprise and a little bit of a disappointment After all, I came here looking for Jake and Doc Webster and the big man himself But having finished, I m glad for the opportunity to readof Robinson s work The stories set outside Callahan s possess the same sci fi slant, the same wry yet hopeful view of human nature that makes Robinson so interesting to read It makes me all theeager to try his other offerings As such, I deem the anthology a definite success


  7. Genna Genna says:

    In most collections of short stories, a few are fantastic, a couple are awful and the majority are mediocre In this one, none were horrible, lots were fantastic, a couple were kind of bewildering mainly cause I couldn t figure out the punchlines and one, God is an Iron was perhaps one of the best short stories I ve ever read.


  8. Graham Wilhauk Graham Wilhauk says:

    To be fair, after a while, I just skipped the rest of the stuff in this collection and stuck to the Callahan stories However, while I REALLY like the Callahan stories in here, everything else was a bust If I were you, I would just pluck out the Callahan stories and skip the rest of this collection s content.I am giving this one a 3 out of 5 stars.


  9. Heidi Heidi says:

    Callahan s Law Shared pain is lessened shared joy is increased.


  10. Swankivy Swankivy says:

    I was a little disappointed that a lot of this book was not Callahan stories I tend to really like the Callahan stories, and a good chunk of them were unrelated or nonfiction pieces Mr Robinson has published The good news is, I enjoyed those stories that took place at the saloon for the most part and I really like the concept of the bar That said, I noticed some stuff that put me off a bitthan such things used to, and because of the addition of the Heinlein defense review in the book I was a little disappointed that a lot of this book was not Callahan stories I tend to really like the Callahan stories, and a good chunk of them were unrelated or nonfiction pieces Mr Robinson has published The good news is, I enjoyed those stories that took place at the saloon for the most part and I really like the concept of the bar That said, I noticed some stuff that put me off a bitthan such things used to, and because of the addition of the Heinlein defense review in the book, I started to put some pieces together that made me less inclined to excuse what I thought I saw.So let s just get that out of the way first Robinson wrote a bunch of stuff about why most of the reasons people don t like Heinlein are silly and misinformed, and while I have read very little Heinlein in my time, I can say that as a female SF reader the common objections to his writing of women stuck out to me Having a guy tell me it s silly to have these problems with how Heinlein writes women seems a little unfair Especially since I m quite tired of men defending a certain kind of female character written by men with but she s empowered she s a Strong Woman who Owns Her Sexuality which is portrayed, by a man, over and over again, as having a lot of sex, being horny a lot, and being obsessed with having babies I d honestly like to seeStrong Women Owning Their Sexuality by saying no, meaning it, and not being vilified by the story as a prude or a shrew for that This seems a little out of nowhwere to zero in on Robinson s defense of Heinlein straight out of the gate, but it leads into this The women featured in Robinson s stories arediverse than this, but the female characters kept leaving this weird taste in my mouth A lady is empowered enough to take down a shitty time traveler, but she s also the one who offers herself up sexually to whoever wins a contest It s Her Choice, she LIKES doing that, so why is this wrong It isn t, necessarily, but this isn t actually a woman choosing this This is a man writing a woman who chooses this When men write women this way and then continuously ask what the big deal is, they just don t see to get that their own fantasies of sexually ambitious women not having so many inconvenient HANGUPS about sex and choosing to frame themselves as sex objects sexual rewards in stories is not the same thing as having liberated characters, you know Taken on their own, each female character is not necessarily problematic, but when you round up all the ladies and find that you know something very intimate and formative about each of their sex lives while a dude doesn t necessarily have to have such details available to be interesting, you have to wonder what ideas about The Ladies these ol straight white dudes have about us and why they react the way they do when we criticize this aspect of their work Women who become interesting characters through relationships with men are starting to get very stale for me, and considering this collection contained a woman who has sex with contest winners, a woman who became suicidal after a lifetime of trying to process sexual abuse, a woman who was obsessed with getting her husband back, and a woman whose life story was defined by a husband with future seeing powers and a child lost in an accident, I still feel like we re still not getting stories about women who aren t reacting to men tied up with men defined by men at this point Women are often frustrated by stories about them being framed in terms of their relationships with men or family and so rarely focusing on their agency Compare that with the book containing men s stories where they pair up with talking male dogs, invent mirrors to jump between dimensions, and attain practical godhood in wizardry, I remain suspicious Especially when the last afterword of the book lumps women s rights together with many others using a difficult to read tone carrying an overall effect of minimizing their importance He implies that all these groups are clamoring for rights now that it s en vogue to claim oppression over everything from gender to dominant hand Here s the gem This is the age of the Minority Group Women s rights, Indians rights, writers rights, left handed people s rights a minority group need not even have the franchise to achieve its aims women s suffrage, ex cons rights, wetbacks, etc , although it helps All you really need are the sympathies of enough liberals who do have the vote, and you re in You ll notice he uncritically said wetbacks here too, and though this is not a super new book, that was certainly known to be derogatory in the early 2000s Not one but two of the stories directly compare a black character with a monkey, too one saying his monkey face and the other having the character mistake HIMSELF for a GORILLA in a mirror Yikes This character is also given a very pronounced dialect different from the white characters, apostrophes and dem for all the them and whatnot It s distracting and uncomfortable.I still enjoy the spirit of science fiction that inhabits these stories, for all the problems I had with lady stuff and racial insensitivity above Though I must stress, it s not possible for me to just put that aside and judge the stories otherwise It is part of the stories It s reasonable to rate them as such, and to consider persistent issues I have with female characters presentation as relevant to the stories I really like that there s a real camaraderie between the characters that you can feel even if you ve just met them, that you can see they re really and truly there for each other and willing to cover for each other, that they have history, that they are fundamentally good people with appreciation for art and soul.Some of the concepts are really innovative too, and easy to get invested in I like the idea of fivesight and how it can manifest as an everyday dimension of someone s relatively mundane life I like the talking dog helping out the mute outcast and having a ruse together I like the soul search idea and the wizard who thinks he s above it all I like the time travelers and the tall tales And I remember reading the book with the full length story that one of these included stories began with I ve had that haunting image of the woman in her chair hooked up to a pleasure machine on the edge of starvation and death for a long time It influenced a scene I wrote in one of my books I like the ideas in the stories he writes and I m sure I ll keep enjoying his work even though I m a bit critical of some aspects of it


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