It's the end of the century and Earth is dying due to global warming, overpopulation etc. A new planet is needed for people to live on and Mars is not big enough to accomodate the excess population. A new planet has to be found elsewhere but all known planets have aliens. As our hero Captain Dale says, "Good luck in trying to find a planet where the aliens are not stupid, cruel or rude". More
Captain Dale and his first officer Lt. Zachary visit 62 planets to look for a habitable place for 100 million Earth people to live. Along the way they meet all sorts of strange creatures and experience all sorts of strange happenings.
An Alice in Wonderland type of book where our heroes find aliens who can melt wood, or have flat faces, or have two thumbs on each hand or experience echo sickness or dream sickness or have rubber bodies and so forth.