The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams


Set against a backdrop of twinkling stars and swirling galaxies, the astronaut’s unconventional pastime invites viewers to contemplate the absurdities of existence and the infinite possibilities of the universe. With its blend of wit, imagination, and existential ponderings, this print is a delightful homage to one of science fiction’s most beloved works, inviting fans of Adams’ novel to embark on a journey through the cosmos and beyond.

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is dIn The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, 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. Ford had been posing as an out-of-work actor for the last fifteen years.

Together, this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker’s Guide (“A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have”) and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox–the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod’s girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.

Where are these pens? Why are we born? What is death? Why do we spend so much time wearing digital watches? For all the answers, stick your thumb to the stars. And don’t forget to bring a towel!

Why you should read this book?

You should read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for its unique blend of humor, wit, and philosophical ponderings. This iconic science fiction novel follows the misadventures of Arthur Dent, an ordinary human caught up in bizarre and hilarious events after Earth is destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass.

Adams’ novel is renowned for its sharp satire, absurd situations, and memorable characters, including Ford Prefect, Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Marvin the Paranoid Android. Through its irreverent tone and comedic storytelling, the novel offers a humorous yet insightful commentary on the human condition, the absurdity of existence, and the mysteries of the universe.

Whether you’re a fan of science fiction or comedy or enjoy a good laugh, this book offers a delightful and thought-provoking reading experience that will leave you smiling long after you’ve turned the final page.

Who is Douglas Adams?

Douglas Adams (1952–2001) was an English author and humorist best known for his influential works of science fiction. His most popular work is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. Born on March 11, 1952, in Cambridge, England, Adams initially pursued a comedy and radio broadcasting career before finding success as a novelist.

Adams’ writing is characterized by its sharp wit, imaginative storytelling, and philosophical musings on the nature of existence. He explored themes of absurdity, technology, and the human condition through his work. This earned him a devoted following and critical acclaim.

In addition to “The Hitchhiker’s Guide,” Adams wrote several other novels, including “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” and “The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.” He also worked as a scriptwriter and contributed to various television programs and publications.

Adams’ untimely death in 2001 at the age of 49 cut short a prolific career. However, his legacy lives on through his enduring works and the countless fans who continue to be inspired by his work.

Other details

Published on 12 October 1979 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: English, after which it was translated into 30 languages, and till date over 14 million copies have been sold.
Genres: Science Fiction, Humor, Fantasy


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