This book is quintessential Asimov at his best. The story is classic "Science" Fiction and uses scientific concepts to ground its basic ideas and premises. If you enjoy reading a well reasoned and thought provoking story you will find it here. The book combines the best aspects of an interesting story that makes you want to know more, and Asimov's wonderful imagination that uses scientific reasoning to provide a basis for the action. The narration is also superb and gives life to the characters..
This book was a wonderful read/listen. The characters are well written and the narrator brings them to life. The story combines all the elements of the best science fiction. The story is scientifically accurate, funny, thrilling. I found myself rooting for the main character out loud and I was happy teary eyed at the end. A terrific book that I would recommend to all but especially fans of classic science fiction.
I discovered John Scalzi only recently and have now read nearly everything he has written. Redshirts sounded like a completely ridiculous premise but I thought I would give it a try. Much to my surprise the book is engaging, funny, charming, and overall a true pleasure to read. Somehow Mr. Scalzi took a totally unscientific and implausible idea and turned it into a work of science fiction that hangs together to make a great story. The only problem is that now I have to wait for him to publish another book.
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