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The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (#1 Hitchhikers) (42nd Anniversary Edition)

Douglas Adams

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05 March 2020
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Science fiction; Classic science fiction; Humour; Humourous Sci-Fi; Space; Aliens; Space Exploration; Contemporary Sci-Fi
An international phenomenon and pop-culture classic, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been a radio show, TV series, novel, stage play, comic book and film. Following the galactic (mis)adventures of Arthur Dent, Hitchhiker's in its various incarnations has captured the imaginations of curious minds around the world . . .

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 express route, 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, in large friendly letters, with the words: DON'T PANIC.

The weekend has only just begun . . .

With exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by former Doctor Who showrunner, Russell T Davies.

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.
By:   Douglas Adams
Imprint:   Pan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   166g
ISBN:   9781529034523
ISBN 10:   1529034523
Series:   Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   05 March 2020
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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. In addition to Hitchhiker, He is also the author of the Dirk Gently novels: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul and the unfinished The Salmon of Doubt.

Reviews for The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (#1 Hitchhikers) (42nd Anniversary Edition)

Who is John Cleese? -- <b>Eric Idle</b> I know for a fact that John Cleese hasn't read it -- <b>Graham Chapman</b> Much funnier than anything John Cleese has written -- <b>Terry Jones</b> Really entertaining and fun -- <b>John Cleese</b> Magical . . . read this book * Sunday Express * Sheer delight * The Times * One of the world's sanest, smartest, kindest, funniest voices * Independent on Sunday * Very occasionally a book comes along that changes the way you laugh and what you laugh about -- <b>Richard Dawkins</b> Quite good I suppose, if you like brilliantly entertaining books written with a touch of imaginative genius -- <b>Griff Rhys Jones</b> There has never been another writer remotely like Douglas Adams. He discovered a completely new genre - scientific wit - and having discovered it he raised it to dizzying heights -- <b>Tony Robinson</b> He had almost a Wodehousian style and some of his phrases and jokes entered our language. He changed the way people spoke -- <b>Stephen Fry</b> Hitchhiker's is packed with that unique energy, all barmy and bristling and bold. This book can be witty, iconoclastic, godless, savage, sweet, surreal, but above all, it dares to be silly. Fiercely, beautifully silly -- <b>Russell T. Davies, writer and producer of <i>Doctor Who</i></b> Really entertaining and fun -- <b>Michael Palin</b> It changed my whole life. It's literally out of this world -- <b>Tom Baker</b> I haven't known many geniuses in my life. Some brilliantly smart people, but only a tiny handful would I class as geniuses. I would class Douglas, because he saw things differently, and he was capable of communicating the way he saw things, and once he explained things the way he saw them, it was almost impossible to see them the way you used to see them -- <b>Neil Gaiman</b>


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