Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas AdamsSteve Leialoha

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

This special 30th anniversary edition includes a new foreword from Russell T Davies and exclusive, unseen material from the publisher's archives.

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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

What's It All About?

On 12 October 1979 the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor (and Earth) was made available to humanity– The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It’s an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace bypass and his best friend has just announced that he’s an alien. At this moment, they’re hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed with the big, friendly words: DON’T PANIC. The weekend has only just begun… Volume one in the trilogy of five

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. It's the final straw for Arthur Dent, who has already had his house bulldozed that morning. But for Arthur, that is only the beginning . . .

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Suggested Reading Order

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. It's the final straw for Arthur Dent, who has already had his house bulldozed that morning. But for Arthur, that is only the beginning . . .


Read the first chapter
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Thirty years of celebrating the comic genius of Douglas Adams…


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Life, the Universe and Everything
Life, the Universe and Everything

Thirty years of celebrating the comic genius of Douglas Adams…


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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Thirty years of celebrating the comic genius of Douglas Adams…


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Mostly Harmless
Mostly Harmless

Thirty years of celebrating the comic genius of Douglas Adams…


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