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Incompetence : a novel of the far too near future

Author: Rob Grant
Publisher: London : Gollancz, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'The flight was uneventful enough, except the pilot accidentally touched down at a slightly wrong airport and forgot to lower the landing gear, so we left the plane by way of the emergency chute, which somebody forgot to inflate, and I lost my shoes.'" "Welcome to the future, where incompetence is a way of life." "And meet Detective Harry Salt, a man with a terrible problem: he's actually good at his job." "And if  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Grant
ISBN: 0575074191 9780575074194 0575075333 9780575075337
OCLC Number: 60956611
Description: 291 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Rob Grant.

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In the not too distant future the European Union enacts its most far reaching human rights legislation ever. It is made illegal to sack or otherwise discriminate against anyone for being incompetent.  Read more...

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'Crime Fantasy Fawlty Towers-style' DAILY MIRROR 'A revolutionary black comedy... he is spookily similar to that other science ficiton writer... Douglas Adams' -- Paul Pickering THE DAILY EXPRESS Read more...

 
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