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The Red Tape War

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A remarkable collaborative novel wherein each author writes a chapter and tries to stick the next guy in line with a near-insoluable problem. An interplanetary arbitrator for the Spiral Federation, Millard Fillmore Pierce is captured by an alien force from another dimension whose leader is a lizard named Millard Fillmore Pierce.
Mass Market Paperback, 244 pages
Published December 1st 1991 by Tor (first published April 1991)
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May 11, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a quirky little farce of a novel, quite a bit of fun piled on silliness and parody and all of the in-jokes and craziness the three authors could shoe-horn into it. The nature of many of the references has dated it quite a bit (one of the ships is named the Pete Rozelle, for example), and some familiarity with the works of authors would seem to be necessary (one of the characters is named Nathan Bolivia), but it's still a bundle of laughs. You could almost picture the authors writing a se ...more
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
Strange plot, small words, short book. I may ask someone I love to read this book as a joke, just so I can grin when they ask "Why the F did you make me read that crap?". I'm not really upset I read it, especially since it was so short, but after-the-fact, not something I will keep on my shelf to read again.
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Dec 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
read long ago, as I recall, it wasn't any of there best work
Jeff Crosby
Dec 21, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction
I am a big fan of Resnick and enjoy Chalker, but I found this book incredibly difficult to read. It is quite humorous in spots.
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I really like the collaborative concept of the book, it was very interesting and fun to read.
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started bad went to ok and ended bad
i personally didn't like the slapstick sifts in the plot
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Besides being a science fiction author, Jack Laurence Chalker was a Baltimore City Schools history teacher in Maryland for a time, a member of the Washington Science Fiction Association, and was involved in the founding of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society. Some of his books said that he was born in Norfolk, Virginia although he later claimed that was a mistake.

He attended all but one of the W
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