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They were expendable ... until they started comparing notes! This is a must-read novel for all fans of smart, witty SF.
Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the flagship Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid It's a prestige posting, and life couldn't be better . . . until Andrew begins to pick up on the fact that:
- Every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces.
- The ship's captain, its chief science officer and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations.
- At least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.
Not surprisingly, a great deal of energy below decks is expended on avoiding, at all costs, being assigned to an Away Mission. Then Andrew stumbles on information that completely 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.See all Product Description
I really enjoyed the book and it made me smile quite often, it loses pace and focus towards the end but will pass a rainy day away for youPublished 1 day ago by Angus McClymont
We all know that those in the red shirts have a higher likelihood of dying (especially if they beam down with the bridge crew). Read morePublished 27 days ago by Richard D
an excellent idea and mostly well executed however the characters can come off as a little one dimensional and the ending is a little dissapointingPublished 2 months ago by Mr. Nathan Dodd
Very, very funny but not sure whether the ending does the book justice.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A masterpiece is something a craftsman makes to prove his mastery. This is Scalzi's masterpiece. It's also the first book of his I've read. Looking good for future purchases! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kendersrule
I'd forgotten that there is a strange balance of humour and deadly seriousness in Scalzi's work but that becomes very apparent, very quickly, in "Redshirts"... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk
Very entertaining, unfortunately to much so that i read the whole book very quickly.Published 4 months ago by L
Engaging story about a crew on a space ship who discover that they are akin to 'Star Trek'. They aspire to do something about it before everybody gets killed. some swearing.Published 4 months ago by ellison