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Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The first lesson Lister learned about space trav. Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers is a best-selling science fiction comedy The book has also been released in a Omnibus Edition and as an. Here are the first two novels of the cult series Red Dwarf in one volume – Red Dwarf Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers.

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Red Dwarf - 1 - Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers - Ebook download as PDF File ( .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online. The Red Dwarf book series by multiple authors includes books Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers; Better Than Life, Better Than Life, Last Human, and several. red dwarf season two part 1. Kryten. Better Than Life. Thanks for the Memory RIMMER: Lister, we're not talking about books where the main character is a dog .

Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers is a best-selling science fiction comedy novel by Grant Naylor, the collective name for Rob Grant and Doug Naylor , co-creators and writers of the Red Dwarf television series, on which the novel is based. First published in , the novel presents the plotline of the TV series as a cohesive linear narrative, providing expanded backstory of the Red Dwarf world and more fully developing each of the characters, particularly Dave Lister and Arnold Rimmer. In the book was followed by a sequel, Better Than Life. The book has also been released in a Omnibus Edition and as an Unabridged Audiobook, read by Chris Barrie who plays Rimmer in the television show.

Holly explains that these are 'future echoes', a side effect of light speed travel. A polaroid photo appears on Lister's bunk, showing him holding two babies.

Lister reaches to grab it, but it vanishes. Later, an explosion rocks the ship and Rimmer claims to have seen a future echo of Lister dying in a navi-comp accident. Lister reckons if he can stop the Cat breaking his tooth, as seen in the previous echo, then it means he won't necessarily die. He concludes the Cat will try to eat his robot goldfish and races off to stop him. Indeed, the Cat is attempting to eat one of the fish as Lister arrives. He tackles the Cat and sends them crashing to the floor, breaking one of his teeth off.

Eventually, Holly informs them that the navi-comp is malfunctioning, unable to cope with the influx of data at light speed, and someone needs to make a bypass or the ship will explode. Resigned to his fate, Lister puts on the clothes Rimmer saw him wearing and heads to the drive room.

Guided by Holly, Lister sets up the bypass and the navi-comp is stabilised.

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Lister realises that it is not going to explode. He and Rimmer argue about it on the way back to the sleeping quarters, where they see a very old Lister. He explains that it was Lister's grandson that Rimmer saw die in the drive room and tells Lister to get his camera and run to the medical unit. As Lister arrives at the Medical unit another Lister comes out, holding twin babies Jim and Bexley , and smiles for the camera.

Present Lister takes the picture they previously saw in the sleeping quarters. On board the Nova 5 , s the crew settles into stasis and prepares for the trip back to Earth, the ship ploughs into an icy moon, killing all but three crew members. It turns out that Kryten , the ship's mechanoid, washed the navigation computers, causing them to malfunction. Back on Red Dwarf , Holly informs the crew that they are receiving a distress call.

Kryten manages to communicate with the crew.

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Three young, female members of the crew are injured and in need of rescue. Upon boarding the Nova 5 , Lister notices that the ship's engines are far more advanced than the Dwarf's. When Kryten introduces Lister, Rimmer, and the Cat to his female charges they find that the girls have been dead for millions of years. When Rimmer confronts Kryten about the dead girls, Kryten has an emotional breakdown.

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He had convinced himself they weren't dead, as he enjoyed being needed. Kryten informs the crew that he now has no function, removes his head, and shuts himself off. The crew salvages the two halves of the Nova 5. Lister attempts to repair Kryten. After much work, he brings the mechanoid back online and asks him about the Nova's duality drive. Kryten reveals that the new technology could bring the crew back to Earth in a matter of months, but the fuel decayed centuries ago.

Rimmer, meanwhile, explores the second half of the Nova 5 and finds it too has a hologram projection unit.

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He decides to make a duplicate of his own disk, since no-one else likes him. Lister decides to repair the Nova 5. He, the Cat, and Kryten will fly to a nearby moon to mine for the isotope needed for fuel, while the Rimmers will stay behind and repair the ship. Lister finds the work harder than expected, as the Cat refuses to do more than five minutes of mining a day while Kryten feels uneasy performing tasks that aren't serving refreshments.

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Meanwhile the Rimmers try to one-up each other, working harder, exercising longer, and going without sleep. After months of work, the mining trio return to the ship. The Nova is repaired, but the Rimmers are having a fight. The original Rimmer realises that he cannot even get along with himself. Lister then points out only one Rimmer can go back to Earth.

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He flips a coin, and the original Rimmer loses. He is to be erased in the morning. Rimmer spends a miserable night, reflecting on how much of life is luck and how he never had any. He tells Lister he wants to be turned off then. Lister asks him about gazpacho soup and why it torments him.

Rimmer tells Lister about the night he was invited to the captain's table after years with the company. Thing started it go wrong before it began, as the escort agency he paid to send him a date for the evening turned into a chinese laundry. Then, when he got to the dinner, he claimed that his date had been killed in an accident earlier that day.

Later, he started to tell a joke but forgot the punchline halfway through, leading the other guests to think he was half-mad with grief. When the chef served Rimmer gazpacho soup, Rimmer saw a chance to impress the others and loudly complained and berated the waiter, sending the soup back to the kitchen to be warmed up. He did not know the Spanish dish was meant to be served cold and later realized his mistake and that everyone else's laughter was directed at him instead of the waiter.

Rimmer attributes his failure in the Space Corps to this gaffe. Lister tries to convince him that anyone could have made that mistake and it was not worth tormenting himself. He then tells Rimmer that he already erased the double; he just wanted to know about the soup. The trip on the Nova 5 was a success, the crew has returned to Earth. Humanity is more or less unchanged, and the crew become heroes. Lister hated the notoriety and moved to the small American town to live in peace.

Bedford Falls, as it turns out, is almost exactly like its namesake from Lister's favourite film, It's a Wonderful Life. Lister married Kristine Kochanski a direct descendant of, and identical to, the original Kochanski from Red Dwarf.

They have twin sons, Jim and Bexely, and Lister has never been happier. However, his arms have begun hurting for no reason, and he is starting to worry. When Lister applies ointment to the painful spots, he is shocked to find the pain spells words: Meanwhile, Rimmer is the third richest man in the world.

He invested the money he made as a product spokesman into hologramatic research, and developed the 'solidgram. He lives in a penthouse above Paris and is married to a Brazilian actress named Juanita Chicata.

However, she has not let Rimmer touch her for over a year, and she admits to sleeping with the pool man. Back in Bedford Falls, Lister is starting to panic. He realises his life is impossibly happy: Lister flies to Paris to meet Rimmer, who is having a huge party.

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He informs Rimmer that they are playing 'Better Than Life', a virtual reality video game, and are actually still on Red Dwarf. Rimmer balks, but when he realises that his house guests include Lenin, Archimedes, God and Norman Wisdom who are all getting drunk, he decides Lister may have a point. They agree to fly to Denmark to meet the Cat.

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En route, Rimmer wonders why, if he is really playing Better Than Life, his wife cheats on him. He realizes his self-hatred is so ingrained that the program decided he wanted to be unloved and humiliated.

He envies Lister's simple fantasy. Lister, on the other hand, feels like a dope for still obsessing over Kochanski, and envies Rimmer's fantasies. When they arrive in Denmark, they have no more doubts about playing Better Than Life: The Cat is living in a castle surrounded by a milk-filled moat, serviced by an army of giant Valkyrie warriors. After explaining the situation to the Cat, Kryten whose fantasies only involve getting a new mop arrives and explains what happened.

Heavily boozed while celebrating their departure, the Cat had found a cache of game headbands in Petrovich's old quarters and put one on. Lister and Rimmer tried to go into the game to save him, drunkenly overconfident of their ability to escape, but never came out as the game protects itself by removing the memory of being put on, making the person think that everything that is happening is reality despite the implausibility. Holly convinced Kryten to laser warnings into Lister's arms.

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When that didn't work, he went in himself as his mechanoid brain allowed him to remember entering the game. Red Dwarf: Script books are available - I think one is called "Primordial Soup" which, IIRC, had the script for Psirens and was released just before series 6 aired.

Thanks for the info. I'm finding a bunch on site and site but just can't believe used paperbacks are that much. Is that high? About the Omnibus, is it just the first 2 books as written and then extra sections of bonuses or is there new content in the pages of the first 2 books?

I am currently reading Stasis Leaked by Jane K. Very good book, extremely well written. Lots more from Mel B. Quite a few quips that I have not seen anywhere else.

I highly recommend supporting her! Well, I just ordered 10 books and one radio show pt 2 -- I got pt 1 years ago. There is one book showing that is just called "Red Dwarf" and has a cover I've never seen. Anyone know what this is? Bluey , Nov 14, Here's a complete list of all the publications I used as reference when writing my own book: Laporbo , Nov 15, I pulled it out to read someday and began to wonder why I hadn't read it before.

Days later I figured out why. Its signed by both authors. I had forgotten all about it. Good list, Karnie, although I count one thing you're missing: Confusingly, despite having different covers and interior text, the first two editions both seem to have the same ISBN I'll do something with it on the site at some point, promise.

Seb , Nov 15, Thanks for all that info Karnie! Looking forward to Seb's list as well. ClareGC , Nov 15,