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
A+++ I am so angry with myself for not listening to this audiobook sooner! This is the perfect spoof/breaking-the-fourth-wall scifi story. Think Star Trek with the ridiculousness and shenanigans amped up to 1,000. And then the "protagonists" realize that they're the extras in a badly written sc...
After I finished the second book in the Inheritance Cycle, I said I needed to take a break and read something that wasn’t (ripping off) Star Wars. So what do I do? I pick up a book ripping off—in a very self-aware and satirical fashion—Star Trek: The Original Series. I have no regrets. This book...
"Let us violate cakes together"In "Redshirts" by John Scalzi(*day dreaming*)I applied for a job to be a licensed fiction writer of sorts last year - it was working on flavour text and copy for the Star Trek Franchise. The interview was heavily focused on my ability to write within the constraints of...
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...