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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


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ISBN13: 9781400052929
ISBN10: 1400052920
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: Standard
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Staff Pick

Forty-two. Now read this classic to see what we're talking about. Sort of. It's pretty complicated — you better read the book. Bring a towel.
Recommended by the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Team,

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How shall we begin?

This is the story of a book called The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — not an Earth book, never published on Earth and, until the terrible catastrophe occurred, never seen or even heard of by any Earthman. Nevertheless, a wholly remarkable book.


This is the story of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a number-one best seller in England, a weekly radio series with millions of fanatic listeners, and soon to be a television spectacle on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.


This is the story of Arthur Dent, who, seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, is plucked off the planet by his friend, Ford Prefect, who has been posing as an out-of-work actor for the last fifteen years but is really a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Together they begin a journey through the galaxy aided by quotes from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, with the words "don't panic" written on the front. (“A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.”)

In their travels they meet:

•Zaphod Beeblebrox — the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch President of the Galaxy

•Trillian — Zaphod's girl friend, formerly Tricia McMillan, whom Arthur once tried to pick up at a cocktail party

•Marvin — a paranoid android, a brilliant but chronically depressed robot

•Veet Voojagig — former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years

To find the answers to these burning questions: Why are we born? Why do we die? And why do we spend so much time in between wearing digital watches? read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. But remember... don't panic, and don't forget to bring a towel.

About the Author

Douglas Adams created all the various and contradictory manifestations of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV computer game, stage adaptation, comic book, bath towel and major movie. He lectured and broadcast around the world and was a patron of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Save the Rhino International. He was born in Cambridge and lived with his wife and daughter in Santa Barbara, California, where he died suddenly on 11 May 2001.

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nwbookworm, January 2, 2008 (view all comments by nwbookworm)
Having been stuck on the wrong planet myself for the past 34 Earth years, I found this book particularly interesting. Douglas Adams' works are highly recommended reading for all semi-intelligent humanoids. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm awaiting the arrival of the mother ship and must go wash my towel...
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Product Details

Adams, Douglas
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Science Fiction - Adventure
Prefect, Ford (Fictitious character)
Dent, Arthur (Ficticious character)
Science fiction
Humorous fiction
General Fiction
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
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8.42x4.63x.79 in. .67 lbs.

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