So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Written by Douglas Adams

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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 – now it’s back (thanks to the Dolphins) as a MkII. We at last see the back of Marvin, well he was 37 times older than the universe and hear God’s final message – glad that’s all clear then.

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 them more appealing than a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster!

The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy series:

1. The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

2. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

3. Life, the Universe and Everything

4. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

5. Mostly Harmless


So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams

This title celebrates the thirty years of comic genius of Douglas Adams. There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It's not an easy thing to do and Arthur Dent thinks he's the only human who's been able to master this nifty little trick - until he meets Fenchurch, the girl of his dreams. Fenchurch knows how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately she's forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God's Final Message to His Creation they go in search of it. And in a dramatic break with tradition - actually find it. This title is volume four in the trilogy of five.

About the Author

Douglas Adams
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.

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Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

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1st September 2009




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