After the Hitchhiker’s Guide radio series aired in 1978, young art student Kevin Jon Davies sought out its little-known author Douglas Adams to record an early fanzine interview. He went on to direct The Making of Hitchhiker, the 1993 documentary for BBC Video, and Adams invited him to art-direct The Illustrated Hitchhiker, a large-format book with pioneering digital composites. Since then he has contributed to a number of Adams-related projects, including The Hexagonal Phase (2018), the final radio series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
"""An astonishing comic writer.""-- Neil Gaiman""In lieu of a conventional autobiography, this collection of letters, jottings and ephemera - interspersed with heartfelt tributes from admirers including Stephen Fry and Neil Gaiman - will have to serve as the definitive insight into this brilliant man's life and work."" -- Alexander Larman 'All your readers have Douglas Adams Circuits in their heads, now: a glowing synaptic lens that has made the whole of space seem like a place as familiar and human as Earth. That makes us approach new tech, and the future, without fear.' -- Caitlin Moran ""Douglas's slanted way of looking at reality makes the fuzzy sharp and the improbable probable. In a cock-eyed universe the level gaze is not much use."" -- Stephen Fry ""[A]n enjoyable tour through the archives....The selections offer an intimate look inside Adams's process...and even tossed-off memos are sprinkled with the humor that endeared him to readers. Adams's fans will be eager to dig into this treasure trove."" -- Publishers Weekly ""[T]his collection of letters, jottings and ephemera - interspersed with heartfelt tributes from admirers including Stephen Fry and Neil Gaiman - will have to serve as the definitive insight into this brilliant man's life and work....[A]n invaluable reminder of what an inimitable - and prophetic - talent Adams was."" -- The Guardian ""[A]n enjoyable annotated scrapbook that illuminates the rich inner life and creations of Douglas Adams."" -- Foreword"