By Spider Robinson

No one blends strong technological know-how with undesirable puns as brilliantly as Spider Robinson, as his legion of committed fanatics will attest. Now from the writer of the Callahan sequence comes a fantastic story of drawing close doom, a highway journey, area, medicines, and rock 'n' roll.Callahan's KeyThe universe is in determined peril. the USA' personal protection process, orbiting above an unknowing population, is extra weak than its creators can have predicted. Now, bombarded by means of a freakish cluster of usual phenomena, the last word defense has turn into an ideal doomsday computing device. Its objective: not only the united states, not only Earth, however the complete universe. And just one guy can cease the devastation this unholy weapon will wreak.Unfortunately, he isn't available.So the activity falls as a substitute to bar proprietor Jake Stonebender. And his spouse, Zoey, and superintelligent infant, Erin. let alone dozen busloads of ex-hippies and freaks, Robert Heinlein's wandering cat, a whorehouse parrot, and misunderstood genius-inventor Nikola Tesla, who's in reality alive and well.It'll take a circulate to Key West, an scan in mass telepathy, and thousands of gallons of Irish espresso to avoid wasting everything-as-we-know-it from annihilation. yet it is not anything Jake Stonebender hasn't performed before....Callahan's key's the tale of a gaggle of humans-more or less-who band jointly in a cosmic adventure-more or less-to make the universe secure for...well, most likely extra of an identical.

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For information address: Bantam Books. If you purchased this book without a cover you should be aware that this book is stolen property. ” ISBN 0-553-58060-4 Published simultaneously in the United States and Canada Bantam Books are published by Bantam Books, a division of Random House, Inc. S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. Marca Registrada. Bantam Books, 1540 Broadway, New York, New York 10036. PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OPM 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 This one is for Guy Immesa ACKNOWLEDGMENTS THIS BOOK WOULD not have been possible without certain key speculations by cosmologists Alan Guth, Sidney Coleman, and Sir Martin Rees, which I encountered in John Brockman’s splendid book THE THIRD CULTURE; my thanks to them for their unwitting assistance.

I was moved by it. Also a little scared retroactively, if that makes any sense. I’d known the Doc a long time, and he had seen me through some major traumas without letting his worry show. Had I really been that close to the edge? Yeah, I guessed I had. “So was I, Sam,” I said. “I just couldn’t seem to do anything about it. ” he said quickly, but a trace of the quaver was still there. ” Back when Mary’s Place had been operational, we’d had a guy in one night, a heroically drunken Classics professor from Stony Brook.

S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. Marca Registrada. Bantam Books, 1540 Broadway, New York, New York 10036. PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OPM 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 This one is for Guy Immesa ACKNOWLEDGMENTS THIS BOOK WOULD not have been possible without certain key speculations by cosmologists Alan Guth, Sidney Coleman, and Sir Martin Rees, which I encountered in John Brockman’s splendid book THE THIRD CULTURE; my thanks to them for their unwitting assistance. Possible or not, this book would have been much less plausible without the witting assistance of the following friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and kindly strangers: Guy Immega (roboticist), Douglas Beder (physicist), David Sloan (physicist), Jaymie Matthews (astrophysicist), Jef Raskin (interface expert; chief designer for the Macintosh), Douglas Scott (cosmologist), Michael Spencer (blacksmith; philosopher), Bill McCutcheon (astrophysicist), David Measday (astrophysicist), Joseph Green (writer; NASA alumnus), the uncredited creators of the NASA website, Dean Ing (writer; auto designer/builder; military aviation expert) Laurence M.

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