We talked about it on a recent episode of Slice of SciFi and were able to get our hands on an advanced reader copy to review. It’s everything we could have hoped for and then some.
We’ve got a full review over at The Dragon Page. Here’s an excerpt from that review.
As a satire of popular genre television series, Redshirts is a dead-on delight. The novel will have you smiling at times and laughing out loud at others. And if all Redshirts wanted to be was a parody of the tropes of classic Star Trek, it would be enough. But instead Scalzi goes for something more—a look at how character deaths can impact a novel, series or other form of popular entertainment. Between the moments of great satire and laughter, Scalzi will make you think and re-assess many of your favorite genre shows and look at the importance of getting the science right in science fiction.
Scalzi’s novel is one I’ve looked forward to since he first announced its title and premise on his blog last year. My anticipation reached a zenith point when I was able to get my grubby paws on an advanced reader copy and I could only hope that the novel would at least live up to the lofty expectations I had for it. The good news is not only did it live up to them, but it exceeded them.
You can read the full review HERE.