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Red Dwarf Omnibus by Grant Naylor
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Red Dwarf Omnibus (edition 1992)

by Grant Naylor

Series: Red Dwarf Books (omnibus: 1-2 and other material)

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Here are the first two novels of the cult series Red Dwarfin one volume - Red Dwarfand Better Than Life- plus the first draft of the original TV pilot script. It all when Dave Lister is celebrating his twenty-fourth birthday on a Monopoly board pub crawl round London, and somehow ends up three million years from Earth, marooned in the wrong dimension of the wrong reality, and down to his last two cigarettes. Together with a dead man, a senile computer, a deranged sanitation mechanoid with an overactive guilt chip and the best-dressed entity in all six known universes, the last remaining member of the human race begins his epic journey home.… (more)
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Title:Red Dwarf Omnibus
Authors:Grant Naylor
Info:Penguin Putnam~trade (1992), Edition: Omnibus Ed, Paperback, 608 pages
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This was an audiobook 'read' and I have read both Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers and Better Than Life before as stand alone books. This audiobook mashes both those books together and also some other parts from the TV show into one big story covering the Red Dwarf world. It is narrated by Chris Barrie who is frankly superb and I listened to this over the course of 2 nights while at work. I love everything about this, the story is great, the characters strong, the performance superb, and to top it all off it's really funny as well. I would highly recommend this to any Red Dwarf fan. ( )
  Brian. | Mar 12, 2021 |
I listened to the audiobook (abridged version) narrated by Chris Barrie. He did a brilliant job and I would definitely like to purchase the full version at some point. ( )
  widdersyns | Jul 19, 2020 |
It's been so long since I read this that I can't really remember the details.
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  Tara_Calaby | Jun 22, 2020 |
Relives the television series, but there isn't too much added value. The only exception is Rimmer, whose neuroses are made much more obvious with a narrator's insight. ( )
  bccomm | Dec 5, 2016 |
I have not seen the TV series, so I can't say I am a fan of the TV series like most other reviewers. But certainly, I loved the books. I think most people who like The Hitchhiker's Guide, for example, will enjoy these books as well. The humor is less subtle than Douglas Adams, but the story is more action packed (it has a more 21st century feel, not surprisingly.)

The main characters are brilliantly done. The lazy guy who loves curry, the loser technician who blames everyone else for his failures, the guilt-ridden cleaning android, the highly-evolved Cat, and of course, the irritating toaster that won't shut up. Let's not forget Holly, the super genius computer. I think I had greater expectations from Holly, though. I think I probably expected something more like Marvin, the paranoid android, something with more of a character, but the "character" from others makes up for this lack, for sure.

The story is an action-packed, silly adventure through space and time. Hilarious and horrible things happen to them from beginning to end and the characters, so beautifully crippled by their own flaws, try to survive it all.

All in all, a blast to read. ( )
  bluepigeon | Dec 15, 2013 |
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To Kath and Linda

Special thanks to Paul Jackon for everything, to Ed Bye for everything else and to Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Norman Lovett, Peter Risdale-Scott, Roger Bolton, Peter Wragg and all the Red Dwarf backstage crew.
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Contains the first two Red Dwarf books plus a 'Backword' of 46 pages of new material including a sketch from the radio show "Son of Cliché" and the first draft of the TV pilot. Do not combine with the compilation of only the first two novels.
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Here are the first two novels of the cult series Red Dwarfin one volume - Red Dwarfand Better Than Life- plus the first draft of the original TV pilot script. It all when Dave Lister is celebrating his twenty-fourth birthday on a Monopoly board pub crawl round London, and somehow ends up three million years from Earth, marooned in the wrong dimension of the wrong reality, and down to his last two cigarettes. Together with a dead man, a senile computer, a deranged sanitation mechanoid with an overactive guilt chip and the best-dressed entity in all six known universes, the last remaining member of the human race begins his epic journey home.

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