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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.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Douglas Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2005

One Thurday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has already had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very strange and startling place.

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Tertiary Phase

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Tertiary Phase

Author: Douglas Adams Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 21/02/2005

Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, The  Quintessential Phase

Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, The Quintessential Phase

Author: Douglas Adams Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2004

Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's saga returns once again with a full-cast dramatisation of Mostly Harmless, the fifth book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'.'A radio event... the great original cast has been reassembled'. Gillian Reynolds, The Daily TelegraphWhile frequent flyer Arthur Dent searches the universe for his lost love, Ford Prefect discovers a disturbing blast from the past at The Hitchhiker's Guide HQ. Meanwhile, on one of many versions of Earth, a blonder, more American Trillian gets tangled up with a party of lost aliens having an identity crisis. And just when Arthur thinks he has found his true vocation on the backwater planet of Lamuella, the original Trillian turns up with more than a little spanner in the works. A stolen ship, a dramatic stampede and a new and sinister Guide lead to a race to save the Earth ... again. But this time, will they succeed?Simon Jones returns as Arthur, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Sandra Dickinson as Tricia McMillan, and Stephen Moore as Marvin. William Franklyn is the Book, Rula Lenska is also the Book and Samantha Beart is Random. Guest stars include Miriam Margolyes, Griff Rhys Jones, John Challis, Roy Hudd, Saeed Jaffrey, and Jonathan Pryce.This extended edition features 40 minutes of material not heard on BBC Radio 4.

Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, The  Quandary Phase

Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, The Quandary Phase

Author: Douglas Adams Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2004

Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's saga returns once again with a full-cast dramatisation of So Long and Thanks For All the Fish, the fourth book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'.'At the risk of being controversial, it's better than the book... Hitchhiking is back - long may it continue.' Guy Clapperton, Radio TimesThe Earth has miraculously reappeared and, even more miraculously, Arthur Dent has found it. Returning to his cottage after... well... ages, he falls in love with the girl of his dreams. But Ford Prefect is on to something which might well burst Arthur's bubble. There is, after all, something very fishy about his girlfriend's feet, and what has happened to all the dolphins? Perhaps, at last, all will be revealed in God's Last Message to His Creation...Simon Jones returns as Arthur, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford and Stephen Moore as Marvin. William Franklyn is the Book and Jane Horrocks is Fenchurch. Guest stars include Stephen Fry, June Whitfield, Bill Paterson, Arthur Smith, Sir Patrick Moore, Jackie Mason and Christian Slater.This extended edition features 30 minutes of material not heard on BBC Radio 4.

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Tertiary Phase

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Tertiary Phase

Author: Douglas Adams Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 25/10/2004

Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's saga continues with a full-cast dramatisation of Life, the Universe and Everything, the third book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts' 'The pitch here at Lord's is blackened, lightly smoking down towards square leg - and two men have just materialised on a Chesterfield sofa...' And so the scene is set for the Tertiary Phase of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the phenomenon which began life as a BBC radio series and went on to spawn a bestselling series of novels. With this full-cast radio dramatisation, the Guide returns to its original medium with its original cast. Stranded on prehistoric Earth, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect find escape in the form of a time-travelling sofa. But as eleven homicidal, bat-wielding robots proceed to blow up Lord's Cricket Ground, it seems that Arthur is far from Home and Dry. In fact, he is not even Home and Vigorously Towelling Himself Off. Soon he is on an explosive quest to save the Universe, equipped with only a rabbit bone, a worn dressing gown, and a spaceship which looks remarkably like an Italian bistro. Simon Jones returns as Arthur, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford, Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Stephen Moore as Marvin the Paranoid Android. William Franklyn is the Book, the late Douglas Adams himself appears in the role of Agrajag, and guest stars include Richard Griffiths, Chris Langham, Joanna Lumley and Leslie Phillips. This extended CD edition features 20 minutes of material not heard on BBC Radio 4. Duration: 3 hrs 10 mins approx.

Shada

Shada

Author: Douglas Adams, Gary Russell Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/11/2003

Reunited with his old friends Romana and K9, the Doctor answers a summons from Professor Chronotis, a retired Time Lord now living in Cambridge, where the sinister alien Skagra is intent on stealing an ancient and mysterious book...

The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Douglas Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2001

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