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  • Oct 17, 2009
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Douglas Adams
Douglas Adams was a brilliant English writer (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) who wrote Great books which combined humour, science fiction, philosophy, mystery and insightful social commentary. He was highly intellectual with a twisted sense of humour which combined in a marvelous blend in his books.
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series
This is his most famous work which started as a radio play, later turned into five novels and one short story, also a TV series was made, a computer game and then finally a movie.
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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Book two of the Hitchhiker series.
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Life, the Universe and Everything
Book three of the Hitchhiker series.
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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Book four of the Hitchhiker series.
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Mostly Harmless
Book five of the Hitchhiker series.
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The Meaning of Liff
A funny dictionary of words that previously did not exist but describe situations we all know.
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The Deeper Meaning of Liff
More new words are added to situations and experiences that we all know but so far have lacked the appropriate words.
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Last Chance to See
A book written with Mark Carwardine and is about animals who are endangered or face extinction.
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy tv
A BBC television series from 1981. The series starred Simon Jones as Arthur Dent and David Dixon as Ford Prefect.
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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The movie from 2005 which is quite good and condences the stories into one script. Stephen Fry is brilliant as the voice of the book.
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
An entry about the series as a whole.
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The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
All five stories and the short story in one volume.
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Douglas Adams wrote two detective novels about Dirk Gently. These books are also truly funny and full of great comments about live the universe and everything.
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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
The second Dirk Gently book.
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The Salmon of Doubt
This book contains an unfinished manuscript and a collection of articles. Published posthumously.

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April 15, 2010
What a wonderulf list! How sad that we had to lose such a great talent at such a young age! I think there's another book though--something like "Starship Titanic," if I'm not mistaken. I haven't been able to find a copy so maybe I'm wrong on that one.
April 15, 2010
Yes but that was based on an idea by DA but written by Terry Jones.
April 15, 2010
I didn't know that. I just finished poking around a little bit and found another confusing reference to it. It seems that there's another out of print version of the same title and Adam's same idea, but it was written by Robert Sheckley.
 
October 20, 2009
Douglas Adams was nearly one of a kind. The only writer to pick up his mantle so far is Christopher Moore. Adams was brilliant
October 20, 2009
I don´t know Moore, better check him out.
October 20, 2009
My favorite Moore books are THE LUST LIZARD OF MELANCHOLY COVE, THE STUPIDEST ANGEL and LAMB. It's good stuff
 
October 19, 2009
Nice!  I didn't know there were so many variations of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  We've got plenty of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fans on Lunch! :)
 
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