The Fraxilly Fracas
by Douglas Hill (Victor Gollancz, 1989)
By Hill’s standards, a great disappointment. Galactic courier Del Curb comes from the oeuvre of would-be comedic, self-inflated, mishap-prone, comeuppance-provoking space opera antiheroes. The story, however, fairly plods along and the humour is just a disreputable turkey flapping about, never taking flight.