Aug 10, 2012
Author: John Scalzi
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (June 5, 2012)
I very much like sci-fi books. They tend to be my "go to" for pleasure reading. I also happen to adore Star Trek - the original series. In addition, I've read John Scalzi a few times and enjoyed hsi stories.
So when I found out he'd written a book called Redshirts, based on the poor anonymous red-shirted crewmen that were always dying on the series, I had one thought - "WINNER!"
I was not dissapointed. As I said on Facebook... this is one crazy ass book.
It makes not a lick of sense in any way. You literally just have to flow with the book and enjoy not only the action, but the absolutely sarcastic and witty dialogue along with the great Star Trek references. I couldn't stop laughing every time Captain Abernathy went into some type of spit flying tirade on the deck.
The basic premise of the book is what happens when the Redshirts clue into what they actually are.... and why they always die while the captain and other officers remain safe battle after battle. Not only do the find out why, but they decide to do something about it.
Like I said, the entire story is fuzzy math - but that's the joy of fiction... you just settle in and read.
I definitely recommend this one.
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