The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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Harmony Books


January 1, 2010


9780307498465, 9781299033580






840 Pages

About The Author

Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams

Douglas Noël Adams was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. He is best known as the author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Hitchhiker's began on radio, and developed into a "trilogy" of five books (which sold more than fifteen million copies during his lifetime) as well as a television series, a comic book series, a computer game, and a feature film that was completed after Adams' death. The series has also been adapted for live theatre using various scripts; the earliest such productions used material newly written by Adams. He was known to some fans as Bop Ad (after his illegible signature), or by his initials "DNA".

In addition to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams wrote or co-wrote three stories of the science fiction television series Doctor Who and served as Script Editor during the seventeenth season. His other written works include the Dirk Gently novels, and he co-wrote two Liff books and Last Chance to See, itself based on a radio series. Adams also originated the idea for the computer game Starship Titanic, which was produced by a company that Adams co-founded, and adapted into a novel by Terry Jones. A posthumous collection of essays and other material, including an incomplete novel, was published as The Salmon of Doubt in 2002.

His fans and friends also knew Adams as an environmental activist and a lover of fast cars, cameras, the Macintosh computer, and other "techno gizmos".

Toward the end of his life he was a sought-after lecturer on topics including technology and the environment.

The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

“The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” is a comedic masterpiece in the realm of science fiction. Douglas Adams brilliantly spoofs core science fiction elements, from space travel and aliens to interstellar conflicts, transforming them into everyday, even comical occurrences.

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This comprehensive omnibus edition encompasses all five novels of the beloved Hitchhiker’s series: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” where Arthur Dent embarks on a galactic journey moments before Earth’s destruction; “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe,” where Arthur and his companions venture to the end of time to uncover Earth’s true purpose; “Life, the Universe, and Everything,” featuring a mission to save the universe itself; “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish,” detailing Arthur’s quest for true love and the enigmatic “God’s Final Message to His Creation”; and “Mostly Harmless,” following Arthur’s relentless search for a home while encountering his estranged daughter on her own adventure.

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Additionally, the omnibus includes the bonus short story “Young Zaphod Plays It Safe,” adding to the collection’s completeness. As you journey through this cosmic itinerary, you’ll meet paranoid robots, thwart Armageddon multiple times, and even discover the answer to the ultimate question about life, the universe, and everything—though the question itself remains elusive.

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So, don’t panic if your planet is destroyed and you find yourself adrift in the space-time continuum; simply consult “The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” for a whimsical guide to intergalactic exploration and comedy on a cosmic scale. Strap in, prepare for lift-off, and embark on a journey that blends satire with sci-fi in this complete compendium of interstellar zaniness.