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Red Shirts - John Scalzi
Red Shirts
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Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew... show more
Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the fact that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces, (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations, and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed. Not surprisingly, a great deal of energy below decks is expendedon avoiding, at all costs, being assigned to an Away Mission. Then Andrew stumbles on information that completely transforms his and his colleagues’ understanding of what the starship Intrepid really is…and offers them a crazy, high-risk chance to save their own lives. Redshirts is the winner of the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B0079XPUOW
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 318
Edition language: English
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A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
3.0 Redshirts (Scalzi)
By all rights this light-hearted riff on the "redshirts always get killed" trope from Star Trek should have given me a headache. After all, time travel plots always cross my eyes, and muddle that in with a crossover between fiction and "reality" - well, it's just as well that the cheerful flippancy ...
YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it
4.0 Review: Redshirts
Redshirts was a very fast read, light and funny, but with some depth mixed in here and there also. It was an especially nice change of pace after my last couple of books which were slower reads for me. It probably helped that I loved the original Star Trek series, because I was able to appreciate ...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
2.0 Tried too hard to be too clever.
Crewpeople on the starship Intrepid start noticing that many lower-level crew mates seem to have awfully high fatality numbers (see the book title). So they must replenish their supply of crew but their problems continue. How can this be? Why would so many of their fellow crew mates (who presumably ...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
3.0 Redshirts by John Scalzi, Narrated by Wil Wheaton
As a big fan of Star Trek in almost all of its incarnations, I thought for sure I would adore this audio book, especially since it was narrated by Wil Wheaton. I was partially right. I did adore Wil Wheaton's narration. The only problem I had with it were the "he saids" and "she saids". There was ...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
4.0 Redshirts: Or a crew of expendables tries to avoid their fate
This is a hard novel to review without spoiling the surprises and fun. I don't think it's too much of a spoiler to say that this book is a very meta homage to classic sci-fi, especially the original Star Trek. This was my first time reading Scalzi, and I found the prose fast and amusing - the pages ...
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