After celebrating his birthday with a Monopoly-board pub crawl around London, Lister came to in a burger bar on one of Saturns moons, with no money and a passport in the name of “Emily Berkenstein”.
Joining the Space Corps seemed a good idea. Red Dwarf, a clapped out spaceship, was bound for Earth. It never made it, leaving Lister as the last remaining member of the human race, three million light years from Earth.
The book expands on and slightly differs from the TV show, by showing how Lister ends up on Red Dwarf. It is a brilliant story, funny and if you are a Red Dwarf fan nicely familiar. The audiobook is worth listening to as well. Chris Barrie does a brilliant job.