The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series

Douglas Adams

The international phenomenon that is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy needs no introduction, but it’s going to get one anyway. Douglas Adams originally created the comedy science fiction series as a radio drama in 1978, and it was soon adapted into a bestselling novel (selling over 15 million copies in his lifetime) – as well as into a variety of stage shows, comic books, a TV series, a feature film, and even a computer game. The infamous ‘Trilogy in Five Parts’ – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, The Universe and Everything; So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish; and Mostly Harmless – follows the galactic (mis)adventures of Arthur Dent, a human who unexpectedly survives when planet Earth is demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. In between being alternately shot at and insulted by an extraordinary number of people, Dent discovers the cosmic significance of the number 42, the importance of knowing where your towel is, and just how hard it is to get a good cup of tea out there.