Red Dwarf has become a household name in Britain, everybody has at least heard of it. It is famed however for its many contradictions and errors in its continuity. In both INFINITY WELCOMES CAREFUL DRIVERS and BETTER than life, the writing partnership of Grant and Naylor got a chance to rewrite some of these early errors and produce a couplet of novels which stand out in their own right. The plot is still the same. One man lost alone in space, the human race by now exstinct, with only the comany of a senile computer, a creatture descended from cats, a nuerotic android, and a holographic recreation of the one man from existence who irritates you most for, company. But what Grant and Naylor have done is give their chatracters more flesh, more purpose, more HISTORY. A history we can relate to, and inbetween the moments of humour, largely based on the scripts from the first two seasons on BBC2, we really feel for the plight of Dave Lister trapped out in space all as the mysterious resolution of a monopoly board pub quiz. Rimmer too is more justified, and neurotic, but the difference is again that through the mediyum of novel we can get inside the mind of this characature more than before. Superbly funny. At times Dark. At times moving. And available in this addition with the bonus of the original beermat the plan was sketched on and two scripts WHAT MORE could you ask for? READ IT.