Book Review: Will Save the Galaxy for Food by Yahtzee Croshaw

“We may die horribly the moment I turn this handle.” “I beg your pardon?” I turned the handle.

You may know Yahtzee Croshaw from his Zero Punctuation Reviews. If you have not watched one, check them out. Regardless of how you may know Croshaw you need to give his Jacques McKeown series a read. Will Save the Galaxy for Food is book one in the budding series. If you enjoy comedy, silly adventures, space travel, and the woes of aging this read is for you.


A not-quite epic science fiction adventure about a down-on-his luck galactic pilot caught in a cross-galaxy struggle for survival! 

Space travel just isn’t what it used to be. With the invention of quantum teleportation, space heroes aren’t needed anymore. When one particularly unlucky ex-adventurer masquerades as famous pilot and hate figure Jacques McKeown, he’s sucked into an ever-deepening corporate and political intrigue. Between space pirates, adorable deadly creatures, and a missing fortune in royalties, saving the universe was never this difficult! 

From the creator of Mogworld and Jam! Benjamin Richard “Yahtzee” Croshaw is a British Australian comedic writer, video game journalist, author, and video game developer. He is perhaps best known for his acerbic video game review series, Zero Punctuation, for The Escapist

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My thoughts?

I would highly recommend you listen to Will Save the World for Food on Audible. Yahtzee is the narrator and is simply amazing. He brings to life the story and characters in a way I would not be able to do by reading the book on my own. You will laugh out loud if you decide to listen!

Space isn’t what it used to be to Star-pilots. Star pilots were once seen as glamourous heroes who saved plants and recused civilians, but now they can be found at your local spaceport giving boring space tours. All thanks to advancements in society and technology. One washed-up star-pilot jumps on the opportunity to pretend to be well-known and hated Jacques McKeown, an opportunity offered by an up-tight woman named Warden. All in exchange for cash and adventure. All “Jacque” needs to do is impress a young man named Daniel, the son of a less-than-savory man who would do anything for his son. Like, kill “Jacque.” One easy job turns into a series of unfortunate space adventures if kidnapping, picking up girlfriends, being attacked by space aliens, and so much more.

The plot of Will Save the World for Food is bonkers. Of course, nothing goes as planned. As soon as one problem is solved another arises bigger than the last, each building on top of the other. This was pretty much the cycle of the book, so much so it leaves you unable to predict anything. Yahtzee’s writing style leaves you wanting more and wondering if the characters will actually escape their problems.

I have three complaints.

  • We don’t have a true name for the main character
  • Who is Jacques McKeown??
  • The ending. I know Yahtzee is setting up to continue the story, but I needed a little more.

Overall, I really enjoyed Will Save the World for Food. If you enjoy outlandish space stories, you will too.

Should you read it?

Yes! I will definitely be listening to book two and the rest of the series as it comes out. If you like funny space adventures check out Will Save the World for Food.

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