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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