Happy Towel Day to all you hoopy froods out there! As you toast the memory of the late, great Douglas Adams - with a Pan Galactic Gargleblaster, a jynnan tonnyx, or perhaps a liquid that's almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea - we have some exciting news for you!
It's a well-documented phenomenon that the collection of revolutionary ideas, comic observations and polite bewilderment that comprises 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' has existed in so many mind-bogglingly different and contradictory formats that it's probably the result of a temporal paradox. It's been a radio show, a novel, a tv series, another novel, a film, a computer game, a third novel, a stage play, yet a fourth novel, a comic book, a bath towel and finally another novel. Not necessarily in that order. BUT NOW, ladies, gentlemen and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri, I am proud to present: the complete Trilogy of Five OMNIBUS edition!
. . . Yes, alright, I do realise it's been an omnibus before. I grew up reading the US hardback omnibus, and it was years before I realised that 'Belgium' is not, in fact, a Rory-worthy expletive in every country. But THIS is a PAPERBACK omnibus!
. . . Right, fine, fans in the US - you've already got a complete paperback omnibus edition. Lucky you! No need to rub it in. This is, to be more specific about it, the very first UK-published, paperback, trilogy-of-five-published-in-one-volume Omnibus Edition.
Happy now? I should hope so. It will be gracing UK bookshelves in November 2017. The cover, designed by Stuart Wilson in the Pan Mac art department, ties nicely with our shiny new individual editions of the books, so if keeping the books separate is more your style, pick up our newly designed versions of all five books, as well as the final collection of Adam's musings,The Salmon of Doubt, Douglas Adams's indispensable guide to life, the universe and everything. PLUS not forgetting both books in the Dirk Gently series, all available now in Paperback, and as an Ebook or Audiobook!
Praise for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
'Really entertaining and fun' - John Cleese
'Much funnier than anything John Cleese has ever written' - Terry Jones
'I know for a fact that John Cleese hasn't read it' - Graham Chapman
'Who is John Cleese?' - Eric Idle
'Really entertaining and fun' - Michael Palin