Callahan's Key

Callahan's Key

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The universe is in desperate peril. The United States' own defense system, orbiting above an unknowing populace, is more vulnerable than its creators could have envisioned, Now, bombarded by a freakish cluster of natural phenomena, the ultimate protection has become a perfect doomsday machine. Its target: not just the U.S., not just Earth, but the entire universe. And only one man can stop the devastation this unholy weapon will wreak.Unfortunately, he's not available.So the job falls instead to bar owner Jake Stonebender. And 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.It'll take a move to Key West, an experiment in mass telepathy, and hundreds of gallons of Irish coffee to save everything-as-we-know-it from annihilation. But it's nothing Jake Stonebender hasn't done before ...
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 160.02 x 238.76 x 30.48mm | 612.35g
  • Bantam USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0553111639
  • 9780553111637

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"I'd nominate  Spider Robinson as the new Robert Heinlein."
--The New York Times


"Spider Robinson is the hottest writer to hit science fiction since [Harlan] Ellison, and he can match the master's frenetic energy and emotional intensity, arm-break for gut-wrench."
--Los Angeles Times

"Robinson writes with such authority that you find yourself accepting his projections as the future....I'd nominate Spider Robinson as the new Robert Heinlein."
--The New York Times

"Nobody's perfect, but Spider Robinson  comes pretty damn close."
--Ben Bova

"Solid plotting enlivened by dashes of Zen."
--Library Journal

And for The Callahan Touch

"Tall tales...fine and funny...a significant achievement for light humor!"
--The Houston Post

Callahan's Lady

"Larger-than-life fun!"
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About Spider Robinson

Spider Robinson has won three Hugos, a Nebula, and the John W. Campbell Award. He has written twenty books, sixteen of which have been printed in ten languages. Born in the Bronx, he holds a bachelor's degree in English from the State University of New York. In 1992 he was the toastmaster for the 50th World Science Fiction Convention in Orlando, Florida. He lives in Vancouver with his wife, Jeanne Robinson, a Boston-born writer.
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1,520 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 39% (598)
4 34% (513)
3 21% (322)
2 4% (67)
1 1% (20)
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