A for "Hal Spacejock" by Simon Haynes
If you are interested in the humour-sf genre, you should really check this out (and note that you should be able to get it FREE on the author's website and, after you've enjoyed it, come here for the sequels)
This book is a hilarious romp through space with the clumsy Hal and his robot Clunk. You can't help but laugh at the exaggerated pop-culture references and the mishaps of this likable but idiotic pilot. A great read and highly recommended if you can get your hands on it.
Be aware that while there are satirical additions to this book, it isn't meant to be a thought-provoking slow burn on the nature of scientific improvements or anything of the like. It is, however, hilarious, as are future volumes.