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Redshirts

Redshirts

A Novel with Three Codas

John Scalzi

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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, with the chance to serve on "Away Missions" alongside the starship's famous senior officers.

Life couldn't be better...until Andrew begins to realize that 1) every Away Mission involves a lethal confrontation with alien forces, 2) the ship's senior officers always survive these confrontations, and 3) sadly, at least one low-ranking crew member is invariably killed. Unsurprisingly, the savvier crew members below decks avoid Away Missions at all costs.

Then Andrew stumbles on information that 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 by John Scalzi is the winner of the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

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EXCERPT

CHAPTER ONE


Ensign Andrew Dahl looked out the window of Earth Dock, the Universal Union's space station above the planet Earth, and gazed at his next ship.

He gazed at the Intrepid.

"Beautiful, isn't she?" said a voice.

Dahl...

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Praise for Redshirts

“John Scalzi sets his imagination to STUN and scores a direct hit. Read on and prosper.” —Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box

“I can honestly say I can't think of another book that ever made me laugh this much. Ever.” —Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind

“Scalzi takes apart the whole Star Trek universe and puts it back together far more plausibly--and a lot funnier too.” —Lev Grossman, New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians

“A real joy to read… It's hard to imagine a reader who wouldn't enjoy this one.” —Booklist, starred review

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About the author

John Scalzi

JOHN SCALZI is the author of several SF novels including the bestselling Old Man's War and its sequels and the New York Times bestseller Fuzzy Nation. A winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, Scalzi won the Hugo Award for Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded, a collection of essays from his wildly popular blog The Whatever. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

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