For the next few days Tor is giving away another free ebook for their ongoing eBook of the Month Club.
This month’s free ebook is Redshirts by John Scalzi.
It won the Hugo Award for Best Novel and the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel back in 2013.
To get your free copy of Redshirts simply head over to Tor.com and sign up for their monthly newsletter.
The ebook is available in both ePub and Mobi formats, both DRM-free, so you can read the ebook on whatever device or app that you choose. If you read using a Kindle you can use a Send to Kindle app to wirelessly transfer the book to your device.
The ebook will remain free to download until the end of the day on Friday, March 20th. It’s only available free directly from Tor; ebook stores are charging the full price of $9.99.
Here’s the description for the book:
Ensign 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 expendedon 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.