Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams

Mostly Harmless

Written by Douglas Adams

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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 the first book in the series.

An increasingly random plot around multiple dimensions, sandwich making and troubled teenagers actually finishes up quite neatly – but not neatly enough to stop Eoin Colfer writing a sequel.

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


Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams

This title celebrates the thirty years of comic genius of Douglas Adams. Arthur Dent hadn't had a day as bad as this since the Earth had been blown up. Depressed and alone, Arthur finally settles on the small planet Lamuella and becomes a sandwich maker. Looking forward to a quiet life, his plans are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter. There's nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away - Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe. After all - he's encountered most of them before. This title is volume five 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

Publication date

1st September 2009




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