For those of you who missed the Tor.com excerpts, or simply want to carry my words everywhere you go, Tor has released an eBook excerpt of the first four chapters (and also the prologue) of Redshirts into electronic book form. Right now it’s available on Kindle, Nook, Google and iTunes (warning: opens iTunes link).
The cost to you? Why, nothing, my friends! Enjoy.
Of course, if you like it and want to know where the story goes from there, and also want to feed and clothe my adorable family, then you should consider buying the actual book when it comes out on June 5th. And to assure you have a copy on that day, you can preorder at your local bookstore or through those self-same eBook services mentioned above. Let everyone else fight each other bloody for copies! You’ll remain unsoiled, calm in the knowledge your copy is waiting for you.
(Also: For all those non-Americans who are going to gripe that this preview is not available in your country, remember that the same excerpt is still available on Tor.com, and all you have to do to see it is register for the site.)
More Redshirts news is coming in the reasonably near future. I mean, yeah. That’s not a surprise. Even so.