Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

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Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

by John Scalzi

Tom Doherty Associates | January 15, 2013 | Trade Paperback

Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.

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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.2 × 5.44 × 0.84 in

Published: January 15, 2013

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0765334798

ISBN - 13: 9780765334794

Found in: Science Fiction and Fantasy

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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

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Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

by John Scalzi

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.2 × 5.44 × 0.84 in

Published: January 15, 2013

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0765334798

ISBN - 13: 9780765334794

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

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. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

Editorial Reviews

A real joy to read. It's hard to imagine a reader who wouldn't enjoy this one.