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By Any Other Name

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From the offbeat but razor-edged imagination of Spider Robinson: stranded time travelers; squabbling cosmic warriors; reincarnated rock stars; blind starship pilots; monsters both human and alien; tomorrows formed by today's trends -- this Spider weaves a web of wonder.

Sound profound? Nah. Herein we've got a partially-disembodied Brooklynite...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published January 30th 2001 by Baen Books
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This book is full of Spider Robinson's short stories. And it was ok. Lots of drug use and sex, not for young readers. The stories that I liked best were By Any Other Name and his series of newspaper articles called The Crazy Years. Most of the stories were ok, and some were kind of strange. It wasn't bad, but I don't think I'll actively seek out more of this authors work, although I do have some of his other work here at home on Mt. TBR that I'll probably read
John E
Rather a disappointing collection of stories. They are very uneven, but that is probably to be expected since they are all of his uncollected stories over twenty years. Not up to his excellent Callahan's Crosstime Saloon stories.
I love reading sci-fi mixed with a old fashioned detective. This isn't the best book of this type, but it is pretty good.

I'm reading this for the second time...
Ann aka Iftcan
Some stories are better than others. I figured it averaged out to about 60% positive, 40% negative, so I gave it 3 stars.
didn't realize that it was
an omnibus
so it was a mixed bag of
short stories
but I tend to enjoy this author
Another collection of short stories and essays. "Rubber Soul" is one of the greatest short stories EVER!
Matt Shively
not the quickest reading short stories but all engaging.
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Spider Robinson is an American-born Canadian Hugo and Nebula award winning science fiction author. He was born in the USA, but chose to live in Canada, and gained citizenship in his adopted country in 2002.

Robinson's writing career began in 1972 with a sale to "Analog Science Fiction" magazine of a story entitled, "The Guy With The Eyes". His writing proved popular, and his first novel saw print...more
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Callahan's Crosstime Saloon (Callahan's, #1) Callahan's Lady (Lady Sally's, #1:Callahan's Series, #4) Time Travellers Strictly Cash (Callahan's Series, #2) Lady Slings the Booze (Lady Sally's, #2: Callahan's Series, #5) The Callahan Chronicals (Callahan's Place Trilogy, #1-3) (Callahan's Series, #1-3)

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