I might not have read this one, except that the author left a kind comment on here offering to send me a copy of the book. Instead, I got my own copy and read it.
Somehow, I missed that this was a Dr. Who tie-in novel!
It’s all about this space archaeologist named Bernice Summerfield. She’s pretty great, as characters go. I can see why they did a whole series of SF/Dr. Who tie-in books about her. I can really see the Douglas Adams/Terry Pratchett influence here. I dug it. It was a fun read.
Check it out, especially if you like your SF with a generous helping of wacky hijinks and a nice side of interesting ideas.