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Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and educated at Cambridge. He was the author of five books in the Hitchhiker’s Trilogy, including The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe and Everything; So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish; and Mostly Harmless. His other works include Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency; The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul; The Meaning of Liff and The Deeper Meaning of Liff (with John Lloyd); and Last Chance to See (with Mark Carwardine). His last book was the bestselling collection, The Salmon of Doubt, published... Read More

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The Deeper Meaning of Liff
Written by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd
Three Rivers Press | Trade Paperback | April 2005
$13.99/(Canada) | 978-0-307-23601-2 (0-307-23601-3)

Does the sensation of Tingrith(1) make you yelp? Do you bend sympathetically when you see someone Ahenny(2)? Can you deal with a Naugatuck(3) without causing a Toronto(4)? Will you suffer from Kettering(5) this summer?

Probably. You are almost certainly familiar with all these experiences but just didn’t know that there are... Read more






The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 25th Anniversary Edition
Written by Douglas Adams
Crown | Hardcover | August 2004
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-1-4000-5292-9 (1-4000-5292-0)

How shall we begin?

This is the story of a book called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy—not an Earth book, never published on Earth and, until the terrible catastrophe occurred, never seen or even heard of by any Earthman. Nevertheless, a wholly remarkable book.

or

This is the story of The Hitchhiker’s Guide... Read more






The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Written by Douglas Adams
Del Rey | Paperback | September 1995
$7.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-39180-3 (0-345-39180-2)

"IRRESISTIBLE!"
--The Boston Globe
Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an... Read more






The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Written by Douglas Adams
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | June 1997
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-345-41891-3 (0-345-41891-3)

Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

Together, this... Read more






Last Chance to See
Written by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | October 1992
$16.00/(Canada) | 978-0-345-37198-0 (0-345-37198-4)

"Very funny and moving...The glimpses of rare fauna seem to have enlarged [Adams'] thinking, enlivened his world; and so might the animals do for us all, if we were to help them live."
THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
Join bestselling author Douglas Adams and zooligist Mark Carwardine as they take off around the... Read more






Life, the Universe and Everything
Written by Douglas Adams
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | June 1997
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-345-41890-6 (0-345-41890-5)

The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads–so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation.

They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time... Read more






Life, the Universe and Everything
Written by Douglas Adams
Del Rey | Paperback | September 1995
$7.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-39182-7 (0-345-39182-9)

"HYSTERICAL!"
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads--so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the white killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation.
They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered... Read more






Mostly Harmless
Written by Douglas Adams
Del Rey | Paperback | February 2000
$7.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-41877-7 (0-345-41877-8)

Douglas Adams is back with the amazing, logic-defying, but-why-stop-now fifth novel in the Hitchhiker Trilogy. Here is the epic story of Random, who sets out on a transgalactic quest to find the planet of her ancestors. Line drawings.


From the Hardcover edition. Read more






Mostly Harmless
Written by Douglas Adams
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | October 1993
$14.00/(Canada) | 978-0-345-37933-7 (0-345-37933-0)

It’s easy to get disheartened when your planet has been blown up, the woman you love has vanished due to a misunderstanding about space/time, the spaceship you are on crashes on a remote and Bob-fearing planet, and all you have to fall back on are a few simple sandwich-making skills. However... Read more






The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Written by Douglas Adams
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | June 1997
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-345-41892-0 (0-345-41892-1)

Facing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons? Time for a cup of tea! Join the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his uncommon comrades in arms in their desperate search for a place to eat, as they hurtle across space powered by pure improbability.

Among Arthur’s motley shipmates are Ford... Read more






The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Written by Douglas Adams
Del Rey | Paperback | September 1995
$7.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-39181-0 (0-345-39181-0)

"DOUGLAS ADAMS IS A TERRIFIC SATIRIST."
--The Washington Post Book World
Facing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons is a curious time to have a craving for tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his curious comrades in arms as they hurtle across space powered by... Read more






The Salmon of Doubt
Written by Douglas Adams
Del Rey | Paperback | April 2005
$7.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-45529-1 (0-345-45529-0)

On Friday, May 11, 2001, the world mourned the untimely passing of Douglas Adams, beloved creator of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, dead of a heart attack at age forty-nine. Thankfully, in addition to a magnificent literary legacy—which includes seven novels and three co-authored works of nonfiction—Douglas left us something... Read more






The Salmon of Doubt
Written by Douglas Adams
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | July 2003
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-0-345-46095-0 (0-345-46095-2)

On Friday, May 11, 2001, the world mourned the untimely passing of Douglas Adams, beloved creator of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, dead of a heart attack at age forty-nine. Thankfully, in addition to a magnificent literary legacy—which includes seven novels and three co-authored works of nonfiction—Douglas left us something... Read more






So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Written by Douglas Adams
Del Rey | Paperback | March 1999
$7.99/(Canada) | 978-0-345-39183-4 (0-345-39183-7)

Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with... Read more






So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Written by Douglas Adams
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | April 2005
$14.00/(Canada) | 978-0-345-47996-9 (0-345-47996-3)

Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with... Read more






The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Written by Douglas Adams
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | April 2002
$20.00/(Canada) | 978-0-345-45374-7 (0-345-45374-3)

At last in paperback in one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adams’s beloved Hitchiker series.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out... Read more





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