Callahan's Lady - STALLED BOOKRAY

by Spider Robinson | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0671318314 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSiDiCwing of Lincoln, Nebraska USA on 12/3/2003
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingSiDiCwing from Lincoln, Nebraska USA on Wednesday, December 3, 2003
Fourth volume in the Callahan's series.

This is the 2001 Baen paperback edition.This is an ex-library copy, with stickers and stampings all over it. is still a very readable copy.

Description from back cover:

"A House of Healthy Repute... Welcome to Lady Sally's, the House that is a home -- the internationally (hell, interplanetarily) notorious bordello. At Lady Sally's House, the customer doesn't necessarily come first: even the staff are genuinely enjoying themselves.
Wife of time traveling bartender Mike Callahan, and employer of some of the most unusual and talented performing artists ever to work in the field of hedonic interface, Her Ladyship has designed her House to be an "equal opportunity enjoyer," discreetly, tastefully and joyfulling catering to all erotic tastes and fantasies, however unusual. Like her famous husband, Lady Sally doesn't even insist that her customers be long as they have good manners.
Small wonder, then, that she and her staff encounter beings as unique and memorable as the superhuman Colt, whose banner never, ever flags...Diana, the deadly dominatrix who cannot be disobeyed...Tony Donuts, the moronic man-monster even the Mafia doesn't want to mess with...or Charles, the werewolf with a distinct difference..."

Journal Entry 2 by wingSiDiCwing from Lincoln, Nebraska USA on Wednesday, December 3, 2003
I didn't want to simply release my five "Callahan's" titles into the wild, so I decided to launch my first BookRay -- with all five books travelling together. The BookRay was announced (originally only with three books) on 10-18-2003 with the intent to mail them to the first person as soon as ten had signed up, but that number was reduced to five in November, and the books went out to the first name on the list on 12-3-2003. These books are available as a US-only BookRay.

Here's the list so far, in the order we'll follow:
fruitbat from Oregon
ladyofunicorns from New Mexico <--Stalled out since Feb 2004 with this participant!
drumorgan from California
PygmyMoose from Nebraska
CGCurrie from Virginia
arugh48187 from Minnesota
snowmyst from West Virginia

PM me if you'd like to be added to the Ray...

Journal Entry 3 by wingSiDiCwing at -- By Post Or By Hand, Meetup, RABCK, Bookring/Ray in Lincoln, Nebraska USA on Wednesday, December 3, 2003
Released on Wednesday, December 03, 2003 at Mailing as part of a BookRay in Lincoln, Nebraska USA.

One of five "Callahan's" books being mailed today as part of a "group" BookRay. Heading to Oregon. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by fruitbat from Cottage Grove, Oregon USA on Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Woohoo! I've been wanting to read these for so long and could never find copies!

Journal Entry 5 by fruitbat from Cottage Grove, Oregon USA on Monday, January 19, 2004
The Callahan books seem to be following the rule of Star Trek movies for me -- I like the even numbered ones best so far. Robinson really does remind me of Heinlein at his best, without the sexism [from a female point of view, when ALL of an author's major female characters are beautiful and love sex, that's sexist. Regardless of what Robinson says in book #2. But I love the old goat (RAH) anyway.] Robinson has some awesome ideas; I'd love to live in his universe.

Will be sent along this week to ladyofunicorns (I'll make a release note when it actually gets into the mail)

Released on Friday, January 23, 2004 at to another BookCrosser in bookray, postal release USA.

on its way with the others to LadyOfUnicorns via media mail

Journal Entry 7 by ladyofunicorns from Santa Fe, New Mexico USA on Thursday, February 5, 2004
Received this in the mail and am adding it to my ring/ray tbr crate and as soon as I have read it, I will make another entry and send it on to the next on the list.

Journal Entry 8 by wingSiDiCwing from Lincoln, Nebraska USA on Tuesday, March 15, 2005
The five books in this Callahan's Crosstime Saloon series BookRay have been permanently stalled at the hands of our second participant, LadyofUnicorns, of Santa Fe, NM.

If you are LadyofUnicorns, please be fair to the other BookRay members who have now been waiting for over a year for you to pass the books on to them.

If you are not LadyofUnicorns, but would like to see these books freed to continue on their journey, I encourage you to PM that user to let your wishes be known, politely but firmly.

Unfortunately, despite being sent e-mails in Summer 2004, Fall 2004 and now in February 2005, LadyofUnicorns has refused to respond to any and all inquiries regarding these books. I consider her to be a risk to all future BookRay and BookRing memberships, and warn anyone against including LadyofUnicorns in future endeavors unless s/he can get their act together. There are several other books that are parts of other BookCrossers' BookRays or BookRings which are also stalled out on this BookCrosser's shelf!

In the meantime, I'm going to do what I can to come up with additional copies of all five books in the Callahan's BookRay, to see if we can't continue to share the reading pleasure. I'll notify the next person in line if/when I'm successful.

Lincoln, NE
Originator of the Callahan's 5-book BookRay

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