The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Author: Douglas Adams
Genre: Science Fiction / Humor / Novels
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 out-of-work actor.
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 totally 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 former 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? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don't forget to bring a towel!
This book is the first part of the now legendary Hitchhiker's Trilogy that includes:
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency , de Adams
Last Chance to See , de Adams
Life, the Universe and Everything , de Adams
The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul , de Adams
Mostly Harmless , de Adams
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe , de Adams
The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time, de Adams
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish , de Adams