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Calendrical Regression

(The Amazing Conroy #3)

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In December of 2012, the Mayan calendar reached the end of its 13th baktun, completing the Long Count and signaling the end of the world... metaphorically. That was the day of Galactic First Contact, and the beginning of a new age for humans and aliens. Eighty years later, the Uary have come to Earth and want the Amazing Conroy to hypnotically regress the descendant of a ...more
Paperback, 82 pages
Published November 6th 2014 by Noblefusion Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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David H.
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another enjoyable Amazing Conroy novella! This one would benefit from a reading of "Requiem" in Buffalito Bundle, but it's not really necessary as Schoen tells you what you need to know.

Conroy is enlisted by a couple of interesting characters to help regress a man to his Mayan priest ancestor so they can ask some questions about the Mayan calendar, with some unintended consequences. I'm not sure if I like how this ended, but I'll be curious to see if this comes back to play a part or not.
Tanya Spackman
Loved it! Great world, great story.
Paul Calhoun
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sets up some possible future plot points, though perhaps in a way which goes anachronistically with the rest of the series. I was expecting a different and self-contained twist at the end, so I was pleasantly surprised by what really happened.
stephanie huntington
Very interesting and entertaining
Wilbert Bishop
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Where the buffalo roam!

I have this scout stars because the setting is very good. Plots are fun! They make you think a bit!
Arianne Thompson
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Full disclosure: the author is a professional acquaintance of mine.

Fuller disclosure: I haven't read any of the other Amazing Conroy stories yet.

Fullest disclosure: I really, really enjoyed this one.

And y'know, going into it, I was worried that I'd be lost. Clarkesons? Svenkali? What? However, I'm happy to report that (so far), the Conroyverse seems to operate like the Discworld: pick a book – any book – sit back, and enjoy.

In this newest adventure, the premise is simple: The Amazing Conroy is
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Fungus Gnat
May 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
The Amazing Conroy is a “stage hypnotist,” that is, he entrances people into imagining themselves as the characters in a play. He also manages to involve himself in interstellar intrigue. This time, he gets into a scuffle with several aliens backstage following a production of his. One of the intruders makes off with his pet “buffalito,” a doglike creature, and Conroy joins the other two in pursuit. The ensuing adventure involves a chef who is the great-great-[great x 80]-great grandson of a ...more
Lance Schonberg
This was a Nebula nominee in 2014 for the novella category, and a fun story. It’s one of many concerning The Amazing Conroy, set both before and after this one, but you don’t need much background to enjoy this one. The author hits high points in a couple of sentences without getting bogged down in the universe's internal history.

Calendrical Regression is a quick and straight forward adventure, complete with odd aliens, weird technology, Mayan calendar references (see title), and a dognapping.
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Lesley
Apr 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: time-travel, humor
I first met The Amazing Conroy and Reggie in Buffalito Destiny, and I was instantly taken by the interplanetarily stranded hypnotist turned entrepreneur and his cuddly slobbering pooch who can happily chomp through an aircraft carrier. Schoen has a knack for creating intriguing characters, (his laidback protagonist reminds me of Roger Zelazny's heroes) and head scratching scenarios.Here the conflict centers on two warring alien races, the needlessly grumpy Svenkalli and the "hive mind" Uary, ...more
Beth Cato
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, science, nebula
This novella is currently shortlisted for the Nebula Award. Schoen's Amazing Conroy series always makes for a great read. Like the others, this is a fun, light science fiction read featuring a hypnotist and his every-hungry buffalito. This time around, Reggie the buffalito has been kidnapped as part of an inter-galactic drama that is culminating on Earth. It makes for a quick read and leaves you with a smile on your face.
Teo smite
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable Read. Off to find the first book and see what this Conroy is all about.
David Mccracken
Jun 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Fun. Have only read one other story in the series, but the tone is consistent and enjoyable. Not really sure that the plot is strong enough to justify the story, though.
G33z3r
Likable story of a stage magician dealing with some aliens with a unique request. From the cutesy opening on, it reads nicely to the conclusion.
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Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, with a special focus in psycholinguistics. He spent ten years as a college professor, and has done extensive research in the areas of human memory and language. His background in the study of human behavior and the mind provide a principal metaphor for his fiction. He currently works as the director of research and chief compliance officer ...more

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