Re: Best Book?
Of those easily available in the shops right now, Wheel of Ice is a nice pulling together of lots of spaceflight related stuff froma string of stories to produce a rather Stephen Baxter-ish story (there's even a vague crossover to his Manifold series). 10 Little Aliens I remember being fun, and Remembrance of the Daleks is one of the best novelisations of the original series (though like a lot of ground breaking stuff it seems a little tame compared with some later material).
"Some days are better than others. They say that where I come from."
"Loudly, I imagine, on the day you left."
(Blake's 7 - Rumours of Death)