John Scalzi’s Redshirts is a joy to read and will make you laugh. It is an easy read and I can recommend it after you have finished some epic multivolume work.
It is about some crew members on the space ship Intrepid and their adventures. I don’t want to write more about the plot because I don’t wan’t to spoil the fun.
Parts like this one make me smile and laugh:
“Shooting the panel?” Hester said, incredulous. “That was your big idea?”
“I had a hunch”, Dahl said, putting his pulse gun away.
“That the space station was wired haphazardly?” Hester said. “That this whole place is one big fucking code violation?”
“The killer machines kind of gave that part away,” Dahl said.
There was a violent bang as a harpoon struck against the fire door.
— John Scalzi, Redshirts, p. 46
Some important points and interesting links:
- Consider buying your copy at a local bookshop.
- Don’t read the blurb because on my edition it is a massive spoiler.
- John Scalzi wrote about Redshirts on his blog when it came out and later due to a twitter question in Pizza and Particles: An Observation on Writing (mild spoiler warning)
- You can also have a look at Which John Scalzi Novel Should I Read First?
If you have any questions, suggestions, thoughts and comments please feel free to email me.
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