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CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON [cal 1]
Vincent Di Fate
VG+ or better
This cover art with white background is DiFate's second for this book - with signature visible at bottom right along with '81 (date: 1981? - probably introduced with the 1982 fourth printing Ace paperback.) The original art was a wraparound with brown background on the 1978 Ridley-Enslow hardcover and (at least) the first 2 Ace paperback printings (beginning in 1977, with $1.50, $1.75 cover-price.)
(Introduction by Ben Bova)(Foreword by Spider Robinson)
The Guy with the Eyes
The Centipede's Dilemma
Two Heads Are Better Than One
The Law of Conservation of Pain
"A Voice is Heard in Ramah..."
The Wonderful Conspiracy
Original appearances from 1973 to 1975 - in Analog (5), Vertex. "The Centipede's Dilemma," "Just Dessert" and "The Wonderful Conspiracy" appear to be new to the 1977 Ace edition. "The Guy with the Eyes" was his first SF story. "The Time-Traveler" is the one that got me to notice Spider Robinson and search out his stories.