Archive for June, 2013

Hey Nerds! The discussion pages for Redshirts are up and running! Currently, the only one with questions is the Prologue-Chapter 6 section, but feel free to join in the discussion if you’ve read ahead.


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Thanks for voting in the poll. The book for this month is Redshirts by John Scalzi!

redshirtsEnsign 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 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.



Discussion pages will be made once one of the Nerds gets their hands on the book.

Happy Readings!

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June Book Vote

Thanks for all your recommendations! Below is the poll for June’s Book Vote! The poll will be open until 11:59 PM (PST) on June 5th. There are descriptions of each book under the “continue reading” link.


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