Douglas Adams - Author Picture

Douglas Adams - Author

Douglas Noël Adams (March 11, 1952 – May 11, 2001) was a cult British comic radio dramatist, amateur musician and author, most notably 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 towel, a comic book series, a computer game and a feature film that was completed after Adams's death. 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 the series as Script Editor during the seventeenth season. His other written works include the Dirk Gently novels, and co-author credits on two Liff books and Last Chance to See, itself based on a radio series. His fans and friends also knew Adams as an environmental activist, a self-described "radical atheist" and a lover of fast cars, cameras, the Macintosh computer, and other "techno gizmos." He was a keen technologist, using such inventions as e-mail and Usenet before they became widely popular, or even widely known. Since his death at the age of 49, he is still widely revered in science fiction and fantasy fandom circles.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Douglas Adams

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Douglas Adams
The 2nd installment of this brilliant Sci fi comedy continues. Who really runs the universe? What happens when the universe stops? And why Hairdressers and Advertising Account Execs mess up the most sophisticated computer in all of creation! Sublime writing...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2009
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams
Even 30 years on this is still a fresh and funny series of stories, whether you read them or listen to the original BBC radio shows. The anarchic, or ‘random' to use modern parlance, plot, place settings and characters makes...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2009
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Life, the Universe and Everything
Douglas Adams
3rd in the series and the first one that was written as a book as opposed to being adapted from the radio scripts. Zaphod, Trillian, Ford, Arthur and the hilariously named Slartibartfast reunite, at Lords Cricket ground (don't ask) to...
Lovereading Price: £7.19 - Saving £1.80 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2009
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Douglas Adams
4th in the series and really not one you can jump into – so stop trying to save time and start at the beginning to have any hope of understanding what is going on! The Earth was gone –...
Lovereading Price: £7.19 - Saving £1.80 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2009
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Mostly Harmless
Douglas Adams
5th and final, the title refers very neatly to the ‘expanded entry' Ford Prefect got into the Hitchikers Guide after being stranded on Earth for 15 years and if you didn't know that click here to go back to...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2009
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams
Even 30 years on this is still a fresh and funny series of stories, whether you read them or listen to the original BBC radio shows. The anarchic, or ‘random' to use modern parlance, plot, place settings and characters makes...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2005
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase
Douglas Adams
The 40 Best Audio books comment: On the day that Earth is demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass, Arthur Dent is rescued by his friend Ford Prefect - who turns out to be really from the star Betelgeuse...
Lovereading Price: £13.20 - Saving £3.30 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: CD-Audio | Released 02/04/2001
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Loading other books by Douglas Adams...


Author Info

Author's Website

www.douglasadams.com/dna/bi...

Did you know

At Lovereading4kids you can download and read an Opening Extract and an online review of books by Douglas Adams and hundreds of other authors.


We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools