Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Dan Wilson, who returns to his hometown of Minneapolis for three shows at the Cedar Cultural Center June 4-6, is an avid reader. The latest novel he finished is "Redshirts" by John Scalzi.

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"It's one of those books you can't even explain what it is. You just have to buy it and give it to people as a gift. It's a science fiction, swashbuckling adventure that turns into a metaphysical mystery, and I can't say any more because it will ruin everything. It's so amazing."