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The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy

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ISBN13: 9780330508537
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Thirty years of celebrating the comic genius of Douglas Adams...

On 12 October 1979 the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor (and Earth) was made available to humanity — The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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 bypass 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 with the big, friendly words: DON'T PANIC.

The weekend has only just begun...

Volume one in the trilogy of five.

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"It's science fiction and it's extremely funny...inspired lunacy that leaves hardly a science fiction cliche alive." Washington Post

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"The feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes, and his travels afford a wild satire of present institutions." Chicago Tribune

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"Very simply, the book is one of the funniest SF spoofs ever written, with hyperbolic ideas folding in on themselves." School Library Journal

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"A whimsical odyssey....Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy." Publishers Weekly

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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Rescue Mom, June 14, 2014 (view all comments by Rescue Mom)
I read this book in the 1980's. I will always remember the robot being depressed and the importance of having a towel along w/ you!! Douglas Adams is a very creative writer. I would highly recommend any of his books.
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Samson101, June 8, 2014 (view all comments by Samson101)
Douglas Adams definitely has a way with words. The pieces of Hitchhiker's were tied together amazingly and hilariously well. This book had me cracking up throughout the whole thing. I immediately went and checked out the succeeding books from the library- I couldn't wait to get my hands on more of Adams' writing!
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Product details pages - English 9780330508537 Reviews:
"Review" by , "It's science fiction and it's extremely funny...inspired lunacy that leaves hardly a science fiction cliche alive."
"Review" by , "The feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes, and his travels afford a wild satire of present institutions."
"Review" by , "Very simply, the book is one of the funniest SF spoofs ever written, with hyperbolic ideas folding in on themselves."
"Review" by , "A whimsical odyssey....Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy."
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