Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas ePub download by John Scalzi

Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

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Publication date: June 2012
ISBN: 9781429963602
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“Redshirts” is a humorous tale of the ‘common man’ in the science fiction genre. Parodying the non-stars who are always the first to go on episodes of Star Trek, Scalzi tells the funny, entertaining story of Ensign Andrew Dahl, a low-level crew member who begins to realize how expendable the underranks are -- both on the ship and in the story…

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Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to theUniversal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of theUniversal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting,and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to theship’s Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on thefact that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethalconfrontation with alien forces, (2) the ship’s captain, its chiefscience officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky alwayssurvive these confrontations, and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed. Not surprisingly, a great deal of energy belowdecks is expendedon avoiding, at all costs, being assigned to an Away Mission.Then Andrew stumbles on information that completelytransforms his and his colleagues’ understanding of what thestarship Intrepid really is…and offers them a crazy, high-riskchance to save their own lives.

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Brilliant

This is a fantastically funny and intelligent parody of the sci-fi form. I’m not normally into sci-fi but I did like the Star Trek franchise, particularly Next Generation and Enterprise, so having that bit of background set me in good stead for making the most of Scalzi’s novel. The most brilliant thing about this book is that all the while he is making light-hearted fun of the disposable nature of lower rank officers, shamelessly lifting familiar stereotypes to streamline his own production, he also tells a complete story that is strong and entertaining in its own right. It is exceptionally well crafted. Cleverly written.
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