This is the first in the series about the charismatic, not-too-bright space con man, Rex Nehilo, but the star of this Red Dwarf/Dr. Who/Hitchhiker’s Guide humorous romp is the narrator— the robot Sasha. Working for Rex puts her in interesting situations given that she can’t lie. Plus instead of doing a Victorian swoon, Sasha shuts down for 15 seconds when she’s about to have an original thought. Just when the determined zaniness gets a bit tiresome, the author throws in a ROTFL plot twist or bon mot. A fun fast read.