One of the highlights of my year in geek culture was finally discovering John Scalzi. Of course, it was through his brilliant novel Redshirts, which is about precisely what you’d think, until it inverts and subverts itself in ways I can’t begin to reveal here. Just trust me on this, if you’re a sci-fi geek and you haven’t read it yet, you really should.
And if (like me), the experience of Redshirts inspires you to try more of his work, you should check out his newest project. It might be the best midseason replacement you’re not watching.
Granted, that’s only because it’s not actually on TV. But still.