Backwards (Red Dwarf #3)
Rob Grant

This is the third adventure of the unlikely space heroes of the cult TV hit “Red Dwarf” – Lister, Rimmer, Kryten, Holly and the Cat – as they continue their epic journey through frontal-lobe-knotting realities. We join them just as Dave Lister has finally found his way back to planet Earth – which is good. What’s bad, however, is that time isn’t running in quite the right direction. And if he doesn’t get off the planet soon, he’s going to have to go through puberty again – backwards. If his crewmates can’t help him, Lister will carry on growing younger until he becomes a baby, then an embryo, meeting a very sticky end indeed.

Backwards (Red Dwarf #3) book cover

“Believe me, I’d love to join this little expedition, only I suffer from a terrible mental affliction known as “sanity”.”

This is classic Dwarf, really, despite the absence of one of the co-authors. The dialogue is snappy, the backward concepts sufficiently confusing yet rather appetizing all at the same time and the tangential nature of the second half of the book wild enough to convince us which parts of the remaining bits of the TV series were predominantly Grant’s work. Really worth the read if you’re a fan.

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I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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