Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas By John Scalzi
Synopsis: 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.
Published: June 2012 | ISBN-13: 978-0765334794
Author’s Homepage: http://scalzi.com
Author’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/scalzi
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- A Review from My Husband REDSHIRTS by John Scalzi (fangswandsandfairydust.blogspot.com)
- Scalzi’s Redshirts (femscifi.wordpress.com)
Such a fun book! But I was bummed it won the Hugo this year, just because there were some better written nominees that weren’t so silly.
Yes, I saw it come out last year and thought it was a fun idea. I was surprised to find out it won Best Novel. Curious.