The First Neanderthal on the Moon, by Roderick MacDonald

I’m a big fan of SF comedy, because it is so hard to do, but when it is done well, it is great fun to read. The two most obvious examples are The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and the Red Dwarf novels. The great things about these novels (and SF comedy in general) is that they extrapolate upon the conventional here and now setting while they point of the farces of the here and now. This, in a nutshell, is what The First Neanderthal on the Moon is all about.