I see on Satima's blog that Hal Spacejock, the first book in Simon Haynes' comic science fiction series and published by Fremantle Press, can now be downloaded as an e-book from the author's website. This is an hilarious blend of adventure and the ridiculous in a similar vein to Red Dwarf. Try it. I think you'll enjoy it.
So far the adventures of Hal and Clunk, his robot companion, have only been available in Australia. Overseas readers now have the opportunity to read the complete book before deciding whether to order more of the four books in the series.