I'm a great fan of Firefly and heard that this novel contained some of that humour and energy, and to a certain extent it does.
But I found ..Show More »it lacking in actual plot. It raced along, ticking hundreds of PC boxes on the way, overt nods to inclusion, gender politics, all well and good, but, I felt anyway, it was at the expense of a compelling story.
It was entertaining and I would recommend a listen, but it wasn't quite the space opera I had been led to believe.
This reads like a first novel and I hope the next in the series builds on the promise of the first.
I would certainly recommend it, maybe my expectations were too high.