A fun sf read that plays with the third wall. I liked the balance between humor and humanity. The humor came off pretty well, especially as I experienced it, narrated by Wil Wheaton. For the most part the touching bits didn't get too sappy, although emotions did get heavier in the "codas" following the main narrative. I was less impressed by the plot- I've encountered it before- it kept reminding me of the last Red Dwarf movie I saw.