Despite his genius Buster Ames never made it as a Scientist and despite his ambition Philip Benson never made it as a fantastically wealthy entrepreneur.
But when an afternoon fooling around with four dimensional cubes snares the duo a fully working spacecraft Philip sees the way to untold riches: an interplanetary passenger service.
All they have to do is find passengers without alerting the authorities, fly into space without alerting the Air Force and find their way across the solar system with only a box of sandwiches and a hacked sat-nav.
"Funny without being silly and sci-fi without being nerdy, and a really clever premise. It's set in present day London and there's not an alien in sight, just two guys, a businessman and a scientist, who suddenly find themselves the leaders in the space race, not by building a ship that can fly across the solar system but by stealing one from the Future. Then it really gets going but I won't spoil it. A fun read."