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The Shape of Shit to Come [Hardcover]

Alan McArthur , Steve Lowe
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11 Oct 2012

We’ve seen the future. And it’s shit.

From the authors of the mega-selling Is It Just Me or Is Everything Shit?

Once, we were promised a sci-fi future that never arrived. But what if it really is on its way now?

The Shape of Shit to Come takes a funny tour of the future taking shape before our eyes – a future of sex robots, hotels in space, kids making their own pets with gene-splicing kits and people planning, for real, how they can turn themselves into hyper-intelligent genetically enriched cyborg immortals of the future.

Because these things are happening. As of yet only the geeks are talking about this stuff. But is that wise? Shouldn’t we all be getting with the programme? Otherwise we’re leaving the future of humanity in the hands of people who ride scooters indoors.

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Friday Project (11 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000746746X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007467464
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.8 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 301,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur are the authors of IS IT JUST ME OR IS EVERYTHING SHIT? Volumes 1 and 2 and BLIGHTY. Steve Lowe lives in Brighton and Alan McArthur lives in London.

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Praise of Is it Just Me or is Everything Shit?

Bilious old-codgering taken to the highest possible level as authors vent anger over the crassness and mediocrity of modern life cf. "juice drinks", Otis Ferry, Kabbalah, foot spas, Sam Taylor-Wood and pubs playing "mellow dance grooves". Excellent entry (TIME OUT )

A life-affirming guide to the modern world (ESQUIRE)

About the Author

Steve and Alan are the authors of the book Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit and several other bestselling comedy books, many of them with the word ‘shit’ in the title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars funny satire on our techno-future 14 Dec 2013
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Having read and loved the hilarious "is everything s*** or is it just me" lampooning our current times I came to this book with some expectations of having a good laugh. In this I was not disappointed at all with the author covering technological advances in biotechnology, robots, computers, the internet, food and space with great laugh out loud humour, albeit emphasising at the same time the seriousness of advancing scientific knowledge's impact on these areas. Because we can't put the faerie back in the bottle,and can do very little about it, its important that we can at least have a joke about it. excellent
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny but ultimately depressing. 18 Sep 2013
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If you liked their other stuff then you'll like this. Laugh out loud funny, don't read it with your mouth full. Depressing because some of the quotes from the so called intelligentsia are outrageous, tragic & frankly, quite troubling. May be a bit sweary for some (I like sweary, in the right context it is big & clever).
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad 20 Jan 2013
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Funny prose but didn't grip me the way I expected. Worth a read though. It's trying too hard to be smart rather than delivering its own message.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very funny! 14 Jan 2013
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A very funny look at what next super gadgets could be hitting our lives. Worth a read, go on buy it.
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