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download the eBook Price: Choose Store. Redshirts is the winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel. Skip this list. Ratings and Book Reviews 26 star ratings 26 reviews. Overall rating 4. Yes No Thanks for your feedback! Report as inappropriate. Those poor security officers in the red shirts that seemed to die every time Kirk and Spock went on an away mission? This book is about them.
On the surface, this is a spoof of those original Star Trek episodes, but as you read further you realize it is something more.
Written with Scalzi's fantastic humor that kept me chuckling throughout, the story takes a rather interesting left turn that kept me coming back for more to find out exactly what is going on aboard the Universal Union ship Intrepid. Definitely recommended for fans of John Scalzi and science fiction in general. Good for quite a few laughs and yet deeper and more heartfelt than it seems at first. It's fun, it's experimental, it's meta, but like all great stories it's about growing as a human being.
Any fan of the genre who is a student of life will love this book. Redshirts is a mockery of televised science fiction and also much more. Much more. Anyone rolling their eyes toward the heavens imploring deliverance from such a story, as I did for months before reading it, rest assured, it is well worth reading. Scalzi lifts the premise beyond the usual pap one would expect to create a unique, well crafted story with flawless characterization and plotting.
The story ends with three epilogues that resolve loose ends and allow the reader to feel the plight of the characters and feel their emotions at the close of the story.
If you are a fan of Star Trek, then you should be familiar with red shirts and what invariably happens to them. They are usually the no name expendable members of the crew. They go on an away mission and meet the most unfortunate ends while the main cast comes out of it alive and well sometimes against overwhelming odds.
At first this can sound a bit campy. My initial fear was that this would be exactly that ok, maybe I kind of hoped it since I kind of like campy stuff. It starts with Dahl getting assigned to the Intrepid. Almost immediately he notices how weird the crew gets when the senior offices come around looking for people for away missions.
Then there is the fact that to solve some of the issues that come up with space travel are solved without any actual science, almost like magic. Eventually Dahl meets a man who tells him what he thinks is going on. So, in order to save their own lives, Dahl and his friends go on their own trek to solve the mystery of the Intrepid. All in all, this was a delightful read. For me, it started out light and playful but became a bit heavier as I kept reading. This was my first Scalzi book, but I definitely would pick up more of his offerings.
If you are a fan of Star Trek, you should definitely check out this book. Was funny and good. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author's style Explain the rating you gave Don't Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book's price Recap the plot.
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Subterranean Press released a limited-edition hardcover version in July , featuring cover art from Penny Arcade artist Mike Krahulik ; the novel was later released in trade and mass-market paperback by Tor and audiobook by Audible.
Redshirts by John Scalzi
It received mixed reviews; Booklist called it "absurd, funny, and satirically perceptive,"  while Publishers Weekly criticized the plot as predictable. Campbell Award for Best New Writer for best new science fiction writer of Scalzi has commented that he originally wrote the book as free verse poetry, then converted it into prose format.
The third novel set in the same universe, The Last Colony , was released in April It was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel. Also in , Audible. METAtropolis was planned from the beginning to be released as an audio anthology prior to any print edition.
In Subterranean Press released a limited edition print run of METAtropolis, which was subsequently published by Tor in a standard hardcover edition, in Fuzzy Nation , Scalzi's ninth novel, began as a writing exercise. Scalzi explained that it had been "basically written just for the fun of it and for sort of getting into the habit of actually enjoying writing science fiction again. Beam Piper in , and was authorized by the Piper estate. Non-fiction[ edit ] Though best known for his science fiction works,  Scalzi has written several non-fiction books as well, including a trio for London publisher Rough Guides' reference line of books.
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But as a lifelong fan of all space shows ever made what I truly appreciate is that all the crazy mixing of the shows, the actors, and my real life that was going on in my head, all of which I thought were symptoms of some dissasociative mental illness, are obviously normal and didn't happen only to me!!!
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