Scalzi, John -- Redshirts [e-book purchase]
If Fuzzy Nation was Scalzi doing H. Beam Piper, I guess this is
Scalzi doing G. A. Effinger? No, it doesn't quite aspire to that level
of humanity (or whimsy). This is a nicely-thought-out minor etude
(take that both ways) on the subject of terrible TV science fiction.
The codas are more interesting, particularly the long one about
writer's block and the writing process. It's not going to change any
upcoming writer's career (no essay will), but if Scalzi wants to blog
about writing in semi-fictional form rather than on a web page -- and
attach an entertaining SF novella to the front -- why not?
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