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The Shape of Shit to Come by Alan McArthur, Steve Lowe

The Shape of Shit to Come

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What happened to the future we were promised – for good or ill - the personal jet packs and holidays on the moon? For the real future the authors have been scouring the science press, watching what the geeks are doing and working out the logical end to the inventions just starting to make the news. And yes- you’ve guessed it, it’s shit – prepare to be appalled and amused in equal measure.

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'I don’t want you to think this book isn’t funny. Because it is. Very. But I also wanted to say just how informative it is. I was educated and tickled when I first read the manuscript. I learnt loads, from nanotechnology to giant spaceships. And most of it freaked me out a little. Are scientists really doing this stuff?! It would appear that they are. Alan and Steve are brilliant satirists and they really get their teeth into the future with gusto.' - Scott Pack, Editor, The Friday Project

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The Shape of Shit to Come by Alan McArthur, Steve Lowe

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.


'A stupendously wide-ranging compendium of what is happening in the world of tech ... an encyclopedia for the can't-be-arsed.'
NEW SCIENTIST Praise for 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 .

'A life-affirming guide to the modern world.'

About the Author

Alan McArthur, Steve Lowe

Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur 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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Publication date

6th November 2014


Alan McArthur, Steve Lowe

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The Friday Project Limited an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


400 pages


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