The tragic and compelling story of a post-high school rower who gets the chance to attend an elite prep school and row on their varsity team. Rob Carrey arrives at Fenton scarred by his past and a reluctant crewmember, always preferring to be a solitary rower, but he finds that the path to being part of a team is a tough river to traverse. Ron Irwin’s writing intertwines Carrey’s past at the prep school and present as a documentary filmmaker. The story left me feeling a bit somber, but I enjoyed every moment.
John Scalzi discusses and signs Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas
06/12/2012 7:00 pm
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Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. 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. 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.