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Speculative Book Club: "Redshirts" by John Scalzi

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The Speculative Book Club will meet via Zoom on Tuesday, February 8th at 7:30pm to discuss Redshirts by John Scalzi! For questions about this meeting, email us at unabridgedbookstore@gmail.com.

Redshirts is John Scalzi's Hugo Award-winning novel of the starship ensigns who were expendable...until they started comparing notes.

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 belowdecks 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. With a new introduction by Mary Robinette Kowal, author of the Hugo-winning The Calculating Stars.

John Scalzi is one of the most popular SF authors of his generation. His debut Old Man's War won him the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. His New York Times bestsellers include The Last Colony, Fuzzy Nation, and Redshirts (which won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel), and 2020's The Last Emperox. Material from his blog, Whatever, has also earned him two other Hugo Awards. Scalzi also serves as critic-at-large for the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Ohio with his wife and daughter.

 
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250781215
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: Tor Books - October 12th, 2021

Event date: 

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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