My Review of “Redshirts” by John Scalzi

15517815Very imaginative plot that moves at a fast pace. Although John Scalzi’s Redshirts is basically a poke at sci-fi TV shows and the tropes that genre can’t seem to get past, it seemed to me to be a *loving* poke.

We’ve all seen “TV reality” where things happen that don’t make sense or simply to advance The Narrative. What if The Narrative exists outside of your reality but it begins to intrude on your life? I’ve seen the words “meta” and “existential” used in a lot of reviews for this book and those folks aren’t wrong. 🙂

The final three chapters are very different in tone and approach than the main story, but they close the book out nicely. I don’t spend a lot of time on reviews of traditionally published works. I enjoyed this and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fresh and frequently funny take on sci-fi.

4 stars

4 stars

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