Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John ScalziRedshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi

Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

byJohn Scalzi

Paperback | January 15, 2013

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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 below decks 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.

Redshirts by John Scalzi is the winner of the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

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JOHN SCALZI is the author of several SF novels including the bestselling Old Man's War and its sequels and the New York Times bestseller Fuzzy Nation. A winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, Scalzi won the Hugo Award for Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded, a collection of essays from his wildly popular blog The Whatever....
Title:Redshirts: A Novel with Three CodasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.17 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:January 15, 2013Publisher:Tom Doherty AssociatesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0765334798

ISBN - 13:9780765334794

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad Wasn't as funny as expected but I enjoyed this book! Fun little read.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but not his best Good read, if your a Star Trek fan it'll make you laugh and entertain.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hugo Winner? This book was too meta. I was fine with the first level of awareness but not the second bit.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Star Trek fans can appreciate This was the first book by Scalzi that I read and it was a good experience which caused me to buy more books by this author. Written as a comedic adventure that mixes a fandom with sci-fi action. The characters and script are enjoyable but not profound if you are looking for a deep read. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the Read, but Praise for it Seems Overblown I definitely don't regret reading this novel. And I'd gladly recommend it to a friend. However, I didn't find it nearly as funny as the hype suggests. I also felt that the characters were very flat. But the interesting concept helps make up for it's flaws.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful A hilarious read. My family was starting to worry I was laughing so much.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! Great book, super fun read. The "three codas" at the end were a bit unnecessary, though...but the main story was awesome~
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Amazing half of book I felt the first half of this book deserved 5 stars and I found myself laughing out loud. Towards the end it started to spiral into deeper layers I found slow and convoluted. Overall i would still recommend for anyone who loves Star Trek or even has a vague understanding of what a "red shirt" is.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect ook for Star Trek Lover Mini Book Review: A delightfully hilarious tale that really comes across as a love letter to all things Star Trek. I picked this one up on the advice of Christa who thought I would enjoy it. I am quite surprised that no one has ever written something like this before as any true Trekkie (Trecker) has always wondered about the lives of those "redshirts" who always seemed to be killed on those away missions. There is plenty of dark humour, interesting characters and some fabulous dialogue. Won't lie, I was a wee bit confused at times about what was going on, but that is more my problem, not a problem with the actual writing. The book is so well done that it will appeal to not only the die hard Trek fan, but to those who just enjoy a smart and witty Science Fiction story. Look forward to reading more by Scalzi. After I finished the book, I threw on my DVD of Galaxy Quest, which is also a love letter to Star Trek. Oh yeah and Chapter 24 made me snort on the bus & people stared, thanks a lot Scalzi. Favorite Quotes "What are we going to say, Andy?" Collins said. "Hi, welcome to the Intrepid, avoid the officers because it's likely you'll get killed if you're on an away team with them, and oh, by the way, here's a magic box we use for impossible things? That would be a lovely first impression, wouldn't it." "Yes, death by away team. Very effective on this ship," Jenkins said. 4 Dewey's I purchased this just because Christa suggested it
Date published: 2013-08-17

Editorial Reviews

"John Scalzi sets his imagination to STUN and scores a direct hit. Read on and prosper." -Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box"I can honestly say I can't think of another book that ever made me laugh this much. Ever." -Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind"Scalzi takes apart the whole Star Trek universe and puts it back together far more plausibly--and a lot funnier too." -Lev Grossman, New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians"A real joy to read. It's hard to imagine a reader who wouldn't enjoy this one." -Booklist, starred review