A joyous, optimistic space opera... Although it isn't shy about tackling Big Questions, PLANET is a heart-warming debut novel that will restore your faith in science fiction (specifically) and humanity (in general).
A huge amount of space-opera-y fun, with some interestingly nuanced perspectives on gender woven into the whole.
The Long Way is, very simply, an extremely good book, a seemingly effortless demonstration of how progressive and enjoyable science fiction can be.
One of the most delightful novels science-fiction that I've read in recent years.
One of the most enjoyable, brilliantly realised spacey SF novels I've read in ages.