I liked the series that was on PBS in the mid 1990s and it seems like the book follows along or maybe vis versa. I am not sure which came first but just guessing the book did. I never saw the beginning episodes of the series so not sure if started they same way as the book but certainly could have. Good humor and makes me want to see the TV show again. I have another Red Dwarf book too so will have to read it & then maybe search out the show.
This is one that is going on my keeper list at least for the time being. There are no copies on system and no WL for it so, just as well keep it anyway.