Calendrical Regression is the latest novella in Lawrence M. Schoen's Buffalo Dogs series. They've been garnering a lot of award nominations. The latest one is, I would have to say the best so far.--
The Amazing Conroy has graduated to running a multimillion dollar corporation selling bootleg Buffalo Dogs--he escapes for a week to return to his former profession as a stage hypnotist. He gets mixed up in a plot from his origin (I was mistaken, the previous post was the first one in the series but NOT the origin story). The Svenkali are out to get the Uary, and the Uary are out to discover the origins of the Mayan calendar.
The Buffalo Dog eats everything as usual, and the action is fun and interesting. I would call these good journeyman SF stories, worth reading if you like it. Not really breaking new ground in literature, but that's OK, not everything has to.
I give it three stars, and recommend it for Buffalo Dog fans and others looking for a good read.