Off the Wall at Callahan's

Off the Wall at Callahan's

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Spider Robinson's 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. All of these gems were painstakingly deciphered from blown-up old photos of the wall behind the bar, where Callahan let his customers scrawl graffiti, so, technically, every word is "off the wall." There are even capsule bios at the end for every person (real or imaginary) quoted in the graffiti section. Out of print for five years, new fans of Callahan's will be looking for this book.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 138 x 206 x 12mm | 181.44g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765310465
  • 9780765310460

Review quote

"Spider Robinson is the hottest writer to hit science fiction since [Harlan] Ellison."show more

About Spider Robinson

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.show more

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434 ratings
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5 35% (154)
4 31% (136)
3 26% (114)
2 6% (27)
1 1% (3)
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