RedshirtsBook - 2012 | First edition.
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, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship's Xenobiology laboratory.
Life couldn't be better...until Andrew begins to pick up on the fact that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces, (2) the ship's captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations, and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.
Not surprisingly, a great deal of energy below decks is expendedon 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.
Redshirts is the winner of the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
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In one hand I have a restraining order, and in the other I have a Taser. Which would you like to meet first?
“Things are always exploding around him . . . Not a good sign for a chief engineer.”
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Hilarious story that goes in depth into the lives of the poor "Redshirt" crew members. Readers who are familiar with Star Trek can guess what happens!
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JCLBrianB thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over