Update: Chapters 3 and 4 added!
What happens when all the expendable ensigns on the exploring starship start comparing notes?
You get the story contained in Redshirts, the new forthcoming book from the award-winning John Scalzi, out from Tor Books on June 5th. Registered Tor.com users can start reading the Prologue through Chapter Four right here, right now. Sorry, you must be a registered user to read, but don’t worry, registration is free and painless and gets you access to more fun science fiction/fantasy related things like this marvelous excerpt.