This is Doug Naylor’s first solo book, after the breakup of his Red Dwarf partnership with Rob Grant. This book deviates pretty wildly from the plot line developed by the TV series, although it does use some of the ideas from the series. Often these ideas are used in such a different way that it would be annoying if you were expecting a novelization of the series. This book also has more characters die than is normal for Red Dwarf, and I felt that often the deaths were unneeded. Apart from that this was a good quick read.