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Description - Redshirts by John Scalzi

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Then Andrew stumbles on information that completely transforms understanding of what the starship really is and offers them a crazy chance to save it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780765316998
ISBN-10: 0765316994
Format: Hardback
(215mm x 147mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Tor Books
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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Book Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi - Reviewed by (13 Jun 2012)

Redshirts is a setup of Star Trek, but from the point of view of the minor characters, that is, the ones who are expendable. They try and piece together why their life's seem so absurd and why there is such a high mortality rate.

This book is kind of quirky bordering on funny. There are a number of reveals which were unexpected, not to mention a total send up of some classic Sci-Fi shows. I found Scalzi's writing style a little disjointed and excessive use of ‘he said’ when swapping between characters was frustrating.

Overall an excellent concept and enjoyable read.

Author Biography - John Scalzi

JOHN SCALZI is the author of several SF novels including the bestselling Old Man's War sequence, comprising Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades, and the New York Times bestselling The Last Colony. He is a winner of science fiction's John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and he won the Hugo Award for Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded, a collection of essays from his popular blog Whatever. His latest novel, Fuzzy Nation, hit the New York Times bestseller list in its first week on sale. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

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