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, with the chance to serve on "Away Missions" alongside the starship’s famous senior officers.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, with the chance to serve on "Away Missions" alongside the starship’s famous senior officers.Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to realize that 1) every Away Mission involves a lethal confrontation with alien forces, 2) the ship’s senior officers always survive these confrontations, and 3) sadly, at least one low-ranking crew member is invariably killed. Unsurprisingly, the savvier crew members belowdecks avoid Away Missions at all costs. Then Andrew stumbles on information that 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.
Publish date: January 15th 2013
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 317
Edition language: English
This was a fun read that played on the traditional science-fiction tropes but did it in a way that was tongue-in-cheek and fun. Scalzi is a very entertaining writer and this was the first stand-alone novel of his that I read. Recommended for anyone that enjoys a good yarn and who may have watched an...
As a fan of the original Star Trek, all spin offs, and the movies, I was giddy with the very concept of Redshirts. Primarily following Ensign Andrew Dahl as he begins serving on the UU Capital Ship Intrepid, the story takes listeners on a wild journey that both mocks and glorifies the original TV sh...
Redshirts stars Ensign Andrew Dahl, newly assigned to the starship Intrepid. It doesn’t take long for him to notice that something weird is going on. Everyone reacts strangely to any mention of away missions, and the Intrepid’s crew has a much higher than normal mortality rate. In an effort to avoid...
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 ...
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 ...