Book: Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

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Life, the Universe and Everything

Book cover: Life, the Universe and Everything

Author: Douglas Adams

Genre: Science Fiction / Humor

Publishing Year: 1982

Language: English / Original Language: English

Original Title: Life, the Universe and Everything

Saga: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (book 3 of 6)


The third installment of the zany Hitchhiker series finds Arthur Dent, reluctant space and time traveler, and his wacky entourage on a mission to prevent the destruction of the universe by killer robots...

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 space and time traveler, who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the ground and missing; Ford Prefect, his best friend, who decides to go insane to see if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vicepresident of the Campaign for Real Time, who travels in a ship powered by irrational behavior; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-head honcho of the Universe; and Trillian, the sexy space cadet who is torn between a persistent Thunder God and a very depressed Beeblebrox.

How will it all end? Will it end? Only this stalwart crew knows as they try to avert "universal" Armageddon and save life as we know it--and don't know it!

This book is the third part of the now legendary Hitchhiker's Trilogy that includes:

  • 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
  • Mostly Harmless

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