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Wednesday Morning Book Club: Redshirts

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am
315 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

We're reading John Scalzi's Redshirts this month! Copies are on display and available to check out from Mt. Pleasant Library.  We meet on the first Wednesday of every month in person at 10:30am to talk books. Join us.

We will also chat about books we'd like to read in 2022. Come with some suggestions so we can add your ideas to the list.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Redshirts is the winner of the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

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 fact 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 expendedon 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.

 

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