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The Red Tape War

Chalker, Jack L.; Resnick, Mike; Effinger, George Alec

ISBN 10: 0312851510 / ISBN 13: 9780312851514
Published by Tor Books, 1991
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed by Author 0312851510 Signed by Mike Resnick. Bookseller Inventory # 012143

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Title: The Red Tape War

Publisher: Tor Books

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Sixty-seven centuries in the future, a bureaucratic snafu makes Millard Fillmore Pierce the Milky Way's representative to an invasion force from another dimension

From Publishers Weekly:

In designing their book as a round robin, Chalker ( The Return of Nathan Brazil ), Resnick ( Second Contact ) and Effinger ( When Gravity Fails ) seem to have been more interested in presenting the next author with a challenge ("Write your way out of this!") than they were in continuity, plot or character. Millard Fillmore Pierce (most names are pseudo-significant, such as the battleship Mahatma Gandhi, captain Nathan Bolivia) appears in five different guises, each a member of a different species from a different parallel universe; all of them speak English and most of them intend to take over the human Pierce's galaxy. That none succeeds is largely due to red tape: so many forms must be filled out in order even to fire a shot that battleships carry hundreds of bureaucrats to support each soldier. What could have been light entertainment is defeated by the authors' arch, feckless comments to one another--with discussions on writing the book included as part of the book. Only a blindly dedicated fan will be pleased with this collaboration.
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