When is a cover for a novel called Redshirts too self-mocking?

The title of John Scalzi's secret project has finally been revealed — it's the intriguing Redshirts, a novel whose one-line synopsis says it all: "What happens when all the expendable ensigns on the exploring starship start comparing notes?" Knowing Scalzi, this book will be poignant as laugh-out-loud funny... but how… » 10/28/11 2:30pm 10/28/11 2:30pm