A very entertaining, light, character driven science-fiction novel. This book focuses on the misfit crew of The Wayfarer and their trip to a "small, angry planet". The world-building is interesting, but the characters could have used more development or growth. This book covers some social and science/technology issue topics, but that will no doubt make this a good book for English literature classes, and a great deal more entertaining and relevant for teenagers to read than the classics.
NOTE: Novel reads as a standalone, complete story.