Two worlds collide: he's a mage and using teleportation to explore his solar system. She's a botanist on a huge earth ship far from home.
Its clever, well written, well constructed, and I'm not the only reader to be hanging out for the next book in the series.
And I don't think it would ever have been published in the old days- you know when you had to have an agent and Publishing House to get in front of readers. Why? Because it breaks the rules. It combines fantasy and SF - that's just not done!
Be warned though, its a gentle story for about half the book. Then the pace suddenly becomes absolutely blistering, and you won't be able to put it down until you're finished. But don't be fooled, otherwise, like me you will end up staying up to 3 in the morning just trying to finish the damme thing!
The thing is that its all entirely believable - the science of the star ships - sure - we've been on top of that since Star Trek was warping around the galaxy. But the magic makes sense as well - I like the bit about how teenage magicians have a tendency to destroy both themselves and their living quarters. And I REALLY want a dragon!