November's Book of the Month
Posted by Lunostophiles on Oct 20, 2013
Hello again, Marfs! It’s that time again–time to announce the new book. While I can’t say this one has much to do with November, it’s going to be a fun one (especially after a horror novel). Drumroll, please!
The November book is Redshirts by John Scalzi!
John Scalzi is a celebrated modern sci-fi writer and Internet person of note, first hitting the literary scene in 2005 with the first installment of the Old Man’s War series (of which three of the novels have been nominated for Hugo awards). He also runs a Hugo-award winning blog called Whatever, and was a creative consultant on the show Stargate Universe.
Redshirts itself won the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel, and is a parable of those loveable expendables, the red shirts. Running the line somewhere between hard sci-fi and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, it poses the biggest question all of us sci-fi lovers have wondered: do the red shirts realise what they’re getting themselves into?
So get ready to boldly go where no furry has gone before! …Oh, wait. I can’t…I can’t say that? Uh…well, bring your space suit and get ready for a little mystery, a little conspiracy, and a lot of red.
Happy reading (and live long and Bookmarf)!