Traveller is a strange game. Its fans get as much pleasure from rolling up characters, creating equipment and designing planets as they do from actually playing... and this work is a touch of genius combining the solitary approach with actually PLAYING Traveller rather than merely messing about with the system (and yes, I have spent many an hour tinkering with characters and planets... never been that good on gear).
The basis, the core of this sub-game is trading. Now, the rules have - from the beginning of the game - accommodated the concept of interstellar trade and the mechanics of this have been developed to a high degree. Many a full-blown Traveller game revolves about a bunch of merchant spacers and the adventures they get up to... but for other folks the idea of being a merchant is not why they get their dice out, so if this is your pleasure you may not find a group with which to play. So, mess around with the trading system on your own, or go play Traveller but doing something else that suits the rest of the party?
Or pick up this book, which blends trading and all the other stuff that makes Traveller fun into a workable solo game. It is more than coping with the vissitudes of interstellar trade, more than a bookkeeping exercise in paying the running costs of your spaceship, although it incorporates these things at its heart. You can develop the crew with whom you travel, or even choose not to have a ship but book passage for yourself and your trade goods. You can even engage in space combat if you want to (or have it forced upon you).
You will need to take account of your route and the planets that lie along it... and you can have adventures on them too. Even selling your goods and stocking up with your next cargo can get exciting. Oh, and events can happen in space too.
To accommodate all this, there is a wealth of tables to roll on and advice to heed. Keep notes as you go and you will find out how exciting it can all be. It's also a good way of getting your head around the system preparatory to running it, and have fun whilst you're learning.
Um. I think this will be the last review today... I'm off Travelling!