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Douglas Adams

An English writer, dramatist, and musician

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A Quick Tip by SheilaDeeth

  • Oct 1, 2010
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No one quite like him. Satire with just enough science to intrigue, just enough fantasy to confuse, just enough logic to discombobulate completely, and just enough fun to... well, you get the picture.
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Quick Tip by . February 19, 2011
posted in SF Signal
I loved Adams' metaphor about Britain's colonial children, comparing the national personalities of Canada, the US and Australia. Spot on.
Quick Tip by . September 28, 2010
Again, not true "Science Fiction" as much as satire. If this poll were on the merits of satire, Adams would get a +4.
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 Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, dramatist, and musician. He is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which started life in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold over 15 million copies in his lifetime, as well as a sixth written to complete the plot and television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams' contribution to UK radio is commemorated inThe Radio Academy's Hall of Fame.

He also wrote Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987) and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988), and co-wrote The Meaning of Liff (1983), Last Chance to See (1990), and three stories for the television series Doctor Who. A posthumous collection of his work, including an unfinished novel, was published as The Salmon of Doubt in 2002.

Known to his fans as "Bop Ad" after his illegible signature,[2] Adams became known as an advocate for animals and the environment, a lover of fast cars, cameras, and the Apple Mac, and a staunch atheist, famously imagining a sentient puddle who wakes up one morning and thinks, "This is an interesting world I find myself in—an interesting hole I find myself in—fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me ...

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