This Hugo and Locus award winning science fiction novel came out back in June of 2012. I'm more of an urban fantasy book junky, so I missed it.
However, my friends know me well (and have excellent taste) so I received a copy of this book for my birthday this year. (Thanks Emily!)
You might ask, "Redshirts? Is is a Star Trek book?"
Well, no... and yes. And therein lies the humor.
New to the ship is Ensign Dahl, excited to be on this prestigious starship and ready for action - and his other crew mates seem more than willing to let him take their spots on away missions. After narrowly escaping death his first time out and witnessing the improbable survival of the senior officers, he begins to get suspicious. Once he and his friends begin to investigate, they begin to unravel a mystery that goes to the core of their very existence.
Just when you think you know where the story is going, it takes a sharp left turn into hilariously new territory.
A quick, light-hearted book that makes an for an excellent beach day read. A must for any Star Trek or other TV space drama fan.