THE ROAD TO MARS
By Eric Idle, Vintage, $13

An original member of Monty Python’s Flying Circus offers a novel about two comedians on the intergalactic vaudeville circuit.

HAVING EVERYTHING
By John L’Heureux, Grove Press, $12

In this novel, a man jeopardizes his stable, rich life for one forbidden moment and begins to understand what “everything” really is.