Often with a bit of a darker undertone than the series itself, which I personally quite like, but never dropping the ball on being funny as well. They're just there to speak Adams' lines. It's also come to be associated with poor writing and cash grabs, mainly due to the glut of bad Star Wars and Star Trek tie ins that seem to have their own shelf in every used bookstore. All he remembered was going on a birthday celebration pub crawl through London. In the hold, Lister's cat and her kittens are safe from the radiation too.
There were a few more serious and depressing parts in the book, which I didn't mind until I got to the end. That's not to say this book is very philosophical it isn't or not funny it is , but every hilarious situation has a dark side to it. Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor is a novel based on the British sci-fi comedy show Red Dwarf. The last sentance will give you goose-bumps. Joining the Space Corps seemed a good idea. It plays with the sci-fi genre's sacred cows, taking no prisoners with the soaring visions proffered by the typical sci-fi authors and parodying everyday life in the modern world vicariously at the same time.
When I found out that the creators had written novels for it, I was super excited to read them. When she smiled, her eyes lit up like a pinball machine when you win a bonus game. Where is Ace Rimmer's dimension jumping ship when you need one? Why did everyone say that to her? The best character that translated best to book was probably Rimmer. Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers also provides more details on Red Dwarf's setting, explains how Lister ended up working on Red Dwarf, elaborates upon his relationship with Kochanski, and just generally fleshes out a lot of the more neglected parts of Red Dwarf. But there are always exceptions and Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers is one of them. She said he'd gone away, and he wasn't coming back. When converting it into a book though, the story was laid out in series one and the mind games come from there.
But certainly, I loved the books. The book answers all the questions I had about Red Dwarf. What Lister couldn't forsee was that he'd inadvertently signed up for a one--way jaunt three million years into the future---a future which would see him the last living member of the human race, with only a hologram crew mate and a highly evolved cat for company. So the book, this really told a condensed version of stories from the first and second series with a lot more detail and back story - so to find out more you will either need to read the book or watch the series - and either or both are fine by me. I found the book at a used book sale and expected it to be a bit dated and not very well-written, but in fact it's very funny and charming although there's a very obvious debt to Douglas Adams and even more surprisingly, there are very prescient ideas about virtual reality and technology that seem ahead of their time even by science fiction stand I'm not a big sci-fi reader… I remember Red Dwarf the tv show fondly but only vaguely from my high school years, but hadn't watched it since then.
But Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers offers us a look into the psyches of the crew and by extension puts a lot of their various quirks and vices in perspective. . That said, I enjoyed the book very much and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. The non-human protagonists are the ship's computer, a mechanoid cleaning robot, the holographic computer simulation of a dead man and a humanoid being evolved from cats. I could imagine the vastness of the Red Dwarf mining vessel.
Lister's one true love, Kristine Kochanski, in addition to being dead for 3 million years, broke up with him shortly before her untimely demise. If you've seen all the shows in sequence, then maybe the book won't be as much of a treat-but my guess is that most literate fans of the show will like the book. The main characters are brilliantly done. Due to three million years of constant , Red Dwarf breaks the light barrier, complicating things aboard as the crew begin to experience 'future echoes', brief glimpses of events that have yet to happen. On his next planet leave he brings a pregnant cat back to Red Dwarf after having her fully inoculated to ensure she won't actually present a danger to the ship and ensures that he gets caught with her. In some places though it is simply jarring, such as towards the book's ending, where three members of the crew are left in a seemingly impossible situation while the viewpoint cuts back first to Rimmer's woes, then time skips ahead to simply detail how Lister and company had completed their portion of the action. The Cat, a humanoid evolved from the ordinary housecat, and Kryten the mechanoid also feature in the story.
If you're like me, you picked up Red Dwarf because of the numerous comparisons to Doulgas Adams' Hitchhiker's guide series, and the compliments from British television viewers. The characters are just as strong as in the show and it provides so much more detail than was possible on the small budget of the small screen. Though these are familiar concepts to anyone with even a passing knowledge of space fiction, Grant and Naylor handle things in such a completely charming, quirky way that you feel every concept is new, though wisely and unusually for an exploration of such hard sf type ideas they still make character and comedy the forefront of their work, with Rimmer, arguably the most complex of the cast the major character to be examined as the book reaches it's conclusion, an examination which is of course hilarious. This Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers book review was written by Have you read Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers? For example, in the show, Lister got over the death of the rest of the crew and his species pretty quickly, while a big chunk of the book is just Lister trying to come to grips with this knowledge: Everyone who's watched the show knows that while it was a bit dark, in a sort of Monty Python way, it was never that raw. When I stumbled serendipitously upon Red Dwarf my interest was immediately caught.
Red Dwarf infinity welcomes careful drivers is deliberately, shocklingly, devoid of all hope in this matter. The book also features added insights that were previously unexplained in the show. Mostly because my version of the audiobook played a musak version of the theme song, in its entirety, every half hour - but also because, as I remember, the later Red Dwarf novels are a lot more engaging and so giving a four-star rating encourages me to re-read them! This is a brilliant blending of what happened in season 1 with much more detail that they weren't able to put into the show. There were also only two writers behind this. There is also Holly, an artificial intelligence, but he's lost his mental faculties. It was funny the first 169 times. In fact his attention to neatness and style puts him in the same camp as Rimmer, who always appears in an immaculate uniform.
Kevin Keegan was replaced by a fictitious zero-G football player so that it wouldn't feel out of date a few years later , but nothing significant. The first book was far superior; I loved the interactions between Lister, Rimmer and Holly. Rimmer's preparation consists of establishing incredibly exact, inclusive schedules for studying; the problem with this approach is that his constant revisions of the schedule take up all of his preparation time, and he usually ends up cramming three months' of study into a few hours just before the exam begins. These mo series also expands upon the series in ways the show did not. What Red Dwarf teaches us is that by stripping away all of society, and our peers, all we are left with is that which we have defined for ourselves though of course, in Rimmer's case, this is completely delusional. Three million years later, Lister is re-animated, everybody is dead and his cat has evolved into a human like life form. Despite its incredible setting, it is, after all, about being separated from home by time, something that everyone eventually faces.
The crux of the whole event was when he was served gazpacgo soup which is supposed to be served cold — something that I didn't know until I watched the show and Rimmer calls the waiter over to him and asks him to heat it up. Anyway, Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers is basically the novelisation of the first two seasons of Red Dwarf, though it is drafted in a way that creates a much more seamless story. A week ago I saw this book, having popped into a used bookstore that was having a big clearance sale. It is not a novelization of the episodes, but can be regarded as sort-of reboot of the format. Red Dwarf is unmissable stuff. Then it throws in whole new story lines and tangents. The humor is less subtle than Douglas Adams, but the story is more action packed it has a more 21st century feel, not surprisingly.