The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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The intergalactic adventures of Arthur Dent begin in the first volume of the 'trilogy of five', Douglas Adams' comedy sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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 . . .

About Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptations, comic book and bath towel. He lectured and broadcast around the world and was a patron of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Save the Rhino International. Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge, UK and lived with his wife and daughter in Islington, London, before moving to Santa Barbara, California, where he died suddenly in 2001.

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Books by Douglas Adams

Mostly Harmless
Mostly Harmless
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Life, the Universe and Everything
Life, the Universe and Everything
The Meaning of Liff
The Meaning of Liff
The Salmon of Doubt
The Salmon of Doubt
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul
The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Scripts Volume 2
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Scripts Volume 2
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Radio Scripts
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Radio Scripts
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Trilogy of Four
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Trilogy of Four
The Deeper Meaning of Liff
The Deeper Meaning of Liff
Hitchhiker Trilogy
Hitchhiker Trilogy

Books in the Series

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Life, the Universe and Everything
Life, the Universe and Everything
Mostly Harmless
Mostly Harmless
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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The infinite wisdom of <br />Douglas Adams

The infinite wisdom of
Douglas Adams

25 May 2016

By Pan Macmillan

In celebration of the brand new The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy collection, here's our pick of the best Douglas Adams quotes on life, the universe and everything...

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