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At last in paperback in one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adams's beloved Hitchhiker series. With a Foreword by Neil Gaiman.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Facing annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle across the galaxy in a desperate search for a place to eat.

Life, the Universe and Everything
The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky — so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals can avert Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Back on Earth, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription conspires to thrust him back to reality. So to speak.

Mostly Harmless
Just when Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, all hell breaks loose. Can he save the Earth from total obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter from herself?

Includes the bonus story, "Young Zaphod Plays It Safe."

Review:

"With droll wit, a keen eye for detail and heavy doses of insight...Adams makes us laugh until we cry." San Diego Union-Tribune

Review:

"Lively, sharply satirical, brilliantly written....Ranks with the best set pieces in Mark Twain." The Atlantic

Synopsis:

Now in paperback in one complete volume, this ultimate guide collects the five classic novels from Adams's beloved Hitchhiker series.

Synopsis:

At last in paperback in one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adamss beloved Hitchiker series.

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Facing annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle across the galaxy in a desperate search for a place to eat.

Life, the Universe and Everything

The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky- so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals can avert Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Back on Earth, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription conspires to thrust him back to reality. So to speak.

Mostly Harmless

Just when Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, all hell breaks loose. Can he save the Earth from total obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter from herself?

Synopsis:

When three unusually attractive young adults rent the summer cottage next door, Barney's boring vacation at the beach seemingly takes a turn for the better. However, after the neighbors unwittingly reveal their extraterrestrial identities, the board game they have taught him becomes a real-life battle, and Barney must outsmart the aliens to save Earth from destruction. The fantastical tale contains some of Sleator's most inventive characters.

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Charles Branch, August 19, 2014 (view all comments by Charles Branch)
An amazing and wondrous parallel theology to the Gospel. With "'Don't Panic' written in large, friendly letters on the cover," The Guide parallels the Bible as God removes our fear. Strange and bizarre things happen, and often do, and sometimes there are witnesses, but often with a different view of events so fiction is often less strange than truth. As one person told me last week, "I have a million answers, but I just need to be asked the questions," the same goes for "the ultimate answer to the question of life, the universe and everything." Such an entertaining romp through the galaxy as the characters search for the question to fit with the answer. Forget the TV series and the film; the book and the BBC radio play allow your imagination to build the picture.
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CurlyQue, January 16, 2012 (view all comments by CurlyQue)
I've found the series brilliant, whimsical and full of adventure and laugh out loud moments. The first two books in the series are my favorite, but the others do not disappoint. If you enjoyed the movie, you'll love the book more (isn't that always the case?). The book(s) are just down right entertaining (some what reminiscent of Doctor Who) but much funnier and over the top (if you can believe it).
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345453747
Foreword by:
Neil Gaiman
Introduction by:
Douglas Adams
Author:
Adams
Author:
Adams, Douglas
Author:
Sleator, William
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Science fiction, English
Subject:
Humorous stories, English
Subject:
Dent, arthur (fictitious character)
Subject:
Prefect, Ford (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Prefect, Ford
Subject:
Dent, Arthur
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Subject:
science fiction;fiction;humor;fantasy;comedy;novel;satire;space;british;anthology;sf;douglas adams;aliens;funny;classic;space travel;adventure;20th century;time travel;classics;compilation;english;hitchhiker s guide;arthur dent;literature;hitchhiker s gui
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Series Volume:
2002-11-3a
Publication Date:
April 30, 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
832
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.1 x 1.5 in 1.85 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details 832 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345453747 Reviews:
"Review" by , "With droll wit, a keen eye for detail and heavy doses of insight...Adams makes us laugh until we cry."
"Review" by , "Lively, sharply satirical, brilliantly written....Ranks with the best set pieces in Mark Twain."
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback in one complete volume, this ultimate guide collects the five classic novels from Adams's beloved Hitchhiker series.
"Synopsis" by , At last in paperback in one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adamss beloved Hitchiker series.

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Facing annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle across the galaxy in a desperate search for a place to eat.

Life, the Universe and Everything

The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky- so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals can avert Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Back on Earth, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription conspires to thrust him back to reality. So to speak.

Mostly Harmless

Just when Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, all hell breaks loose. Can he save the Earth from total obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter from herself?

"Synopsis" by ,

When three unusually attractive young adults rent the summer cottage next door, Barney's boring vacation at the beach seemingly takes a turn for the better. However, after the neighbors unwittingly reveal their extraterrestrial identities, the board game they have taught him becomes a real-life battle, and Barney must outsmart the aliens to save Earth from destruction. The fantastical tale contains some of Sleator's most inventive characters.

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