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Douglas Adams - Author

About the 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 by Douglas Adams

Other books by Douglas Adams

Dirk Gently: The BBC Radio Collection Two BBC Radio full-cast dramas

Dirk Gently: The BBC Radio Collection Two BBC Radio full-cast dramas

Author: Douglas Adams Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 20/10/2016

Harry Enfield stars as the eponymous detective in two full-cast radio dramatisations of Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently novels. Dirk Gently has an unshakeable faith in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats - until he becomes embroiled in two surreal, supernatural cases that will test his belief to the limits... Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency When an old friend starts behaving strangely, Dirk is drawn into a murder investigation involving quantum physics, an Electric Monk and a four-billion-year-old mystery that must be solved if the human race is to avoid immediate extinction. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul Fallen on hard times, the psychic sleuth is reading palms in a tent, dressed as an old gypsy woman. But the discovery of a headless body in a sealed room plunges Dirk into a mystery involving a goblin, a giant eagle and several Norse gods... Directed for BBC Radio 4 by Dirk Maggs (chosen by Douglas Adams to conclude the award-winning The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy), these fantastically entertaining comedy sci-fi dramas star Harry Enfield as Dirk Gently, with Olivia Colman, Billy Boyd, Andrew Sachs, John Fortune, Peter Davison, Jan Ravens, Susan Sheridan, Jim Carter and many more. These CDs contain over 90 minutes of additional unbroadcast material. Duration: 7 hrs approx.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Box Set

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Box Set

Author: Douglas Adams Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2016

Discover the hilarious and beloved Dirk Gently novels from legendary science fiction author Douglas Adamsnow the basis for the all-new TV series on BBC America!Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Douglas Adams, the ';master of wacky words and even wackier tales' (Entertainment Weekly), once again boggles the mind with a completely unbelievable story of ghosts, time travel, eccentric computer geniuses, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the end of the world, andof coursemissing cats. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul When a check-in desk at London's Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the event is said to be an act of God. But which god, wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently. And how is this connected to Dirk's battle with his cleaning lady over his filthy refrigeratoror to the murder of his latest client? Or are these events just another stretch of coincidences in the life of the world's most off-kilter private investigator?

Doctor Who: City of Death

Doctor Who: City of Death

Author: Douglas Adams, James Goss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

The Doctor takes Romana for a holiday in Paris - a city which, like a fine wine, has a bouquet all its own. Especially if you visit during one of the vintage years. But the TARDIS takes them to 1979, a table-wine year, a year whose vintage is soured by cracks - not in their wine glasses but in the very fabric of time itself. Soon the Time Lords are embroiled in an audacious alien scheme which encompasses home-made time machines, the theft of the Mona Lisa, the resurrection of the much-feared Jagaroth race, and the beginning (and quite possibly the end) of all life on Earth. Aided by British private detective Duggan, whose speciality is thumping people, the Doctor and Romana must thwart the machinations of the suave, mysterious Count Scarlioni - all twelve of him - if the human race has any chance of survival. But then, the Doctor's holidays tend to turn out a bit like this. Featuring the Fourth Doctor as played by Tom Baker, City of Death is a novel by James Goss based on the 1979 Doctor Who story written by Douglas Adams under the pen-name David Agnew. City of Death is one of the best-loved serials in the show's 50-year history and was watched by over 16 million viewers when first broadcast.

Doctor Who: Die Stadt des Todes

Doctor Who: Die Stadt des Todes

Author: Douglas Adams, James Goss Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2015

Der Doktor und Romana machen Urlaub in Paris - einer wundervollen Stadt. Ganz besonders, wenn man sie wahrend ihrer Glanzjahre besucht. Doch die TARDIS bringt die beiden in das Jahr 1979, ein Jahr, in dem der Glanz durch Risse im Gefuge von Raum und Zeit getrubt wird. Schon bald sind die Time Lords in eine waghalsige Alien-Intrige verwickelt, mit selbstgebastelten Zeitmaschinen, dem Raub der Mona Lisa, der Wiederauferstehung der gefurchteten Jagaroth und dem Beginn (und wahrscheinlich auch dem Ende) allen Lebens auf der Erde.

Doctor Who: City of Death A 4th Doctor novelisation

Doctor Who: City of Death A 4th Doctor novelisation

Author: Douglas Adams, James Goss Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 21/05/2015

An unabridged reading of the brand new novelisation of a classic Fourth Doctor TV story by Douglas Adams The Doctor takes Romana for a holiday in Paris - a city which, like a fine wine, has a bouquet all its own. But the TARDIS arrives in 1979, a table-wine year, whose vintage is soured by cracks in the very fabric of time itself. Soon the Time Lords are embroiled in an audacious alien scheme which encompasses home-made time machines, the theft of the Mona Lisa, the resurrection of the much-feared Jagaroth race, and the beginning (and quite possibly the end) of all life on Earth. Aided by British private detective Duggan, the Doctor and Romana must thwart the machinations of the suave, mysterious Count Scarlioni - all twelve of him - if the human race has any chance of survival.

Doctor Who: City of Death

Doctor Who: City of Death

Author: Douglas Adams, James Goss Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

An unabridged reading of the brand new novelisation of a classic Fourth Doctor TV story by Douglas AdamsThe Doctor takes Romana for a holiday in Paris - a city which, like a fine wine, has a bouquet all its own. But the TARDIS arrives in 1979, a table-wine year, whose vintage is soured by cracks in the very fabric of time itself. Soon the Time Lords are embroiled in an audacious alien scheme which encompasses home-made time machines, the theft of the Mona Lisa, the resurrection of the much-feared Jagaroth race, and the beginning (and quite possibly the end) of all life on Earth. Aided by British private detective Duggan, the Doctor and Romana must thwart the machinations of the suave, mysterious Count Scarlioni - all twelve of him - if the human race has any chance of survival.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Douglas Adams Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 23/04/2015

The intergalactic adventures of Arthur Dent begin in the first volume of the 'trilogy of five', Douglas Adams' comedy sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, read by Stephen Fry. On 12 October 1979 the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor (and Earth) was made available to humanity - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It's an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace bypass and his best friend has just announced that he's an alien. At this moment, they're hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed with the big, friendly words: DON'T PANIC. The weekend has only just begun . . . Follow Arthur Dent's galactic (mis)adventures in the rest of the trilogy with five parts: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, the Universe and Everything, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, and Mostly Harmless.

Doctor Who: SHADA

Doctor Who: SHADA

Author: Douglas Adams, Gareth Roberts Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 24/11/2014

SHADA basiert auf den Originaldrehbuchern, die der legendare Douglas Adams fur ein Doctor-Who-Abenteuer verfasste, das nie ausgestrahlt wurde. Ein Time Lord und alter Freund des Doktors namens Professor Chronotis hat sich an die Universitt von Cambridge zurckgezogen, weil dort niemandem auffallen wird, dass er die Jahrhunderte berdauert. Als er Gallifrey verlie nahm er das Verehrungswrdige und Uralte Gesetz von Gallifrey mit, eines der Artefakte, die aus Rassilons dunklem Zeitalter stammen. Es darf nicht in die falschen Hnde fallen. Und der unheimliche Skagra hat definitiv die falschen Hnde. Er will das Buch. Er will das Geheimnis von Shada lften. Und er will den Verstand des Doktors Douglas Adams starb im Mai 2001. Er ist der Autor von Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis. Gareth Roberts hat neun Doctor-Who-Romane geschrieben.

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