Redshirts (MP3 CD)

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By John Scalzi, Wil Wheaton (Read by)
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It's a well-known fact among sci-fi fans that if you're on an away mission and you're wearing a red shirt, you gon' die. In this hilarious send-up of shows like "Star Trek," the ensigns doomed to meaningless deaths on the surfaces of alien worlds have realized that there is an unseen force controlling their fate and that they must develop bizarre strategies just to survive. Desperate times call for desperate time travel.

— David R.


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, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship's Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn't be better...until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship's captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

Not surprisingly, a great deal of energy below decks is expended on avoiding, at all costs, being assigned to an Away Mission. Then Andrew stumbles on information that completely 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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781491514382
ISBN-10: 1491514388
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: April 29th, 2014
Language: English