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A Good Place To Start

Callahan's Crosstime Saloon 1

A Bad Place To Start

Callahan's Con 1


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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Spider Robinson (1948 - )

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judygreeneyes April 4th, 2008 05:13 PM PST

He has been one of my favorite authors since I was in college. I started with "Callahan's Crosstime Saloon" and never looked back. The entire Callahan series is a trip. I also recommend Mindkiller and Antinomy, plus the Stardance series written with his wife Jeanne.


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Since he began writing professionally in 1972, Spider Robinson has won 3 Hugos, a Nebula, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and numerous other awards. Twenty-five of his 33 books are still in print, in 10 languages. His short work has appeared in magazines from OMNI and Analog to Xhurnal Izobretatel i Rationalizator (Moscow), and in numerous anthologies. His most recent books are VERY BAD DEATHS [Baen Books], and THE CRAZY YEARS [BenBella].

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