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Redshirts
Scalzi, John
Adult Fiction SCALZI

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A cross between the plots of Galaxyquest and Stranger than Fiction, I was surprised by how good this book was. I was expecting the typical Star Trek-related jokes, especially as they related to the "redshirts" or extras on the original Star Trek series were called. These redshirts were the ones who went down to the alien planets with the stars of the show, only to invariably die in order to increase the dramatic tension of the show. It was a winning formula, based off the success of the show. But it begs the question, would the crew know of this dynamic and how would it affect them? This books answers that question. And a whole lot more, too. They couldn't use the real Star Trek universe, so they created a pretty obvious clone. If you are fans of Star Trek and other science fiction TV shows, you will enjoy this book. If you don't, most of the inside jokes will seem pretty weird to you. But I loved it. Teen and up. A little mature relationship and plenty of swearing.
posted Mar 19, 2014 at 11:09AM
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