Callahan's Lady


Welcome to Lady Sally's, the House that is a home—the internationally (hell, Interplanetartily) 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 joyfully catering to all erotic tastes and fantasies, however unusual. Like her famous husband, Lady Sally doesn't even insist that her customers be human . . . as 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 .

Praise for a Hugo—and Nebula—Winning Master Storyteller:

. . . I'd nominate Spider Robinson as the new Robert Heinlein."
-The New York Times

"The hottest writer to hit science fiction since Harlan Ellison!"
-Los Angeles Times

"Sheer good storytelling . . . imaginative and captivating: . . ."
-Publishers Weekly

Cover art by Bob Eggleton

ORDER Paperback

This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First Baen printing, September 2001

Distributed by Simon & Schuster
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

Printed in the United States of America

ISBN: 0-671-31831-4

Copyright © 1998 by Spider Robinson

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form.

A Baen Books Original
Baen Publishing Enterprises
P.O. Box 1403
Riverdale, NY 10471

Production by Windhaven Press
Auburn, NH

Electronic version by WebWrights

Like all of them,
this book is for

Robert Anson Heinlein
Virginia Gerstenfeld Heinlein

with gratitude,
respect, and love

but it is also dedicated to
all the artists, male and female,
who deserve a place like Lady Sally's House
in which to practice their fine art—
or at the very least,
relief from slavery,
extortion, violence
and contempt.


The author would like to thank
Jeanne Robinson and Mary Mason for
their invaluable assistance in the
creation of this book.


Callahan's Lady is a work of fiction; any resemblance to real persons
(living, just existing, or dead), place or events is
unintended and purely coincidental.

The author, who has heard from dozens of readers who combed Suffolk Country looking for a bar
called Callahan's Place, does not wish to be responsible for people wandering around the seamier
arts of Brooklyn looking for a bordello. Anyway, it's closed now.


The Star Dancers (with Jeanne Robinson)
Starmind (with Jeanne Robinson)
User Friendly
By Any Other Name
Callahan's Lady