I think the synopsis has a great description in "Douglas Adams meets Lewis Carroll." Similar styles to the authors are definitely present in Gould's charming story about a boy wandering an asteroid field, looking for a purpose, and finding himself a hero to the people living among the asteroids.
I was never into science, so anything that may have been incorrect or stretched as far as the universe or physics are concerned was over my head. I think that's probably a good thing for me. I probably enjoyed it more than I would have if I had been questioning the science.
As it is, I think this is a fun story with an easy enough plot to follow and even a little depth. I liked Neville's need to find his purpose. I think that's a good message, and in a story that I think could easily be transformed into a good children's book, it's well placed. I almost wish it had illustrations of Neville as he meets all the strange people living on the asteroids. That would have made it the perfect experience of the story for me.