In this thoroughly enjoyable, fast-moving tale, both Webrid and his unexpected interplanetary mission (the green light delivery of the title) are full of surprises. While the hero is repeatedly distracted by food, alcohol, women, and his own erratic thought processes, he manages to escape from one misadventure after another, sometimes by virtue of his street smarts, and sometimes thanks to the crew of co-adventurers he acquires along the way. Webrid lives in a society plagued by organized crime, corruption, government surveillance, and other issues that are all-too-familiar to twenty-first-century Earthlings, but refreshingly free from interspecies rivalries. Our hairy hero is a strong, hulking Yeril, and his alien comrades include the feathery Stravin, diminutive, multilimbed Zatell, and slender siblings Leshi and Debney. It's easy to identify with Webrid's confusion and admire his spunk as he is beset by one enemy after another and the significance of what he has to deliver is gradually revealed. The worlds of Bexilla, Cheed, and the entire Raralt Planetary Circle are well worth a visit, and thanks to author Anne E. Johnson, it's easy to book passage there.