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The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time

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On Friday, May 11, 2001, the world mourned the untimely passing of Douglas Adams, beloved creator of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, dead of a heart attack at age forty-nine. Thankfully, in addition to a magnificent literary legacy—which includes seven novels and three co-authored works of nonfiction—Douglas left us something more. The book you are about to enjoy was rescued from his four computers, culled from an archive of chapters from his long-awaited novel-in-progress, as well as his short stories, speeches, articles, interviews, and letters.

In a way that none of his previous books could, The Salmon of Doubt provides the full, dazzling, laugh-out-loud experience of a journey through the galaxy as perceived by Douglas Adams. From a boys first love letter (to his favorite science fiction magazine) to the distinction of possessing a nose of heroic proportions; from climbing Kilimanjaro in a rhino costume to explaining why Americans cant make a decent cup of tea; from lyrical tributes to the sublime pleasures found in music by Procol Harum, the Beatles, and Bach to the follies of his hopeless infatuation with technology; from fantastic, fictional forays into the private life of Genghis Khan to extended visits with Dirk Gently and Zaphod Beeblebrox: this is the vista from the elevated perch of one of the tallest, funniest, most brilliant, and most penetrating social critics and thinkers of our time.

Welcome to the wonderful mind of Douglas Adams.

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Synopsis:

From the unfathomable imagination of Douglas Adams, this is his internationally bestselling final book: a zany collection of essays, articles, anecdotes, and stories.

About the Author

Douglas Adams was the author of the five novels in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy trilogy (yes, you read that right!); two Dirk Gently novels; Last Chance to See (with Mark Carwardine); and The Meaning of Liff and The Deeper Meaning of Liff (both with John Lloyd).

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345455291
Author:
Adams, Douglas
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.06x4.46x.90 in. .36 lbs.

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