Book Sagas: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Synopsis, data and list of books of the s by Douglas Adams. Includes publishing dates and list of books in chronological order.

Saga: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Douglas Adams

Synopsis: In this now classic saga of humorous science fiction, Douglas Adams tells us the misadventures of Arthur Dent, the only human survivor after the Earth was demolished to make way for a hyperspace highway. Dent is rescued at the last minute by his strange friend Ford Prefect, who turns out to be an alien, editor for the very peculiar electronic traveler's guide called the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Together they experience the most unexpected and delirious situations as they travel through space and time, always counting on the information of dubious usefulness provided by the Guide.

From the author's fantastic imagination emerge hilarious characters such as Zaphod Beeblebrox, the eccentric - and fugitive - President of the Galaxy; Marvin, a paranoid, depressive and sarcastic android; or Eddie, perhaps the most infuriating computer in the history of science fiction.

While the title is usually related to the written version of it, Adams originally wrote the story as a radio comedy for the BBC and later made multiple adaptations including this written saga, a television series, a video game and a film.

After the death of the author, a sixth volume was added to the "trilogy of five" written by him, written by Eoin Colfer, but as expected it did not have a great reception from the followers of the inimitable Douglas Adams.

This is one of the best-selling science fiction series in history.

Book total: 6

Original title: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Original language: Ingl├ęs

Genre: Science Fiction - Humor

Listado de libros de la saga The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
(en orden cronológico)

1
The Hitchhiker

Book: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Douglas Adams

Publishing year: 1979

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... (keep reading...)

2
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Book: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Author: Douglas Adams

Publishing year: 1980

In the sequel to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent joins his strange entourage on a hilarious search for the current ruler of the universe, answers about life, the universe, and... the perfect place to eat in space...

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... (keep reading...)

3
Life, the Universe and Everything

Book: Life, the Universe and Everything

Author: Douglas Adams

Publishing year: 1982

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... (keep reading...)

4
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Book: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Author: Douglas Adams

Publishing year: 1984

Reluctant galactic wanderer Arthur Dent finds himself back on Earth, which has been restored after having been demolished for a hyperspace bypass, and again sets out on his travels with a girl who went mad at the Earth's destruction...

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... (keep reading...)

5
Mostly Harmless

Book: Mostly Harmless

Author: Douglas Adams

Publishing year: 1992

Adams is back with the amazing, unprecedented, logic-defying, but-why-stop-now fifth novel in the Hitchhiker Trilogy. Here is the epic story of Random, the daughter of Arthur Dent, who has grown up on a remote world at the edge of the universe and now sets out on a transgalactic quest to find the planet of her ancestors...

It's easy to get disheartened when your planet has been blown up,... (keep reading...)

6

Book: And Another Thing...

Author: Eoin Colfer

Publishing year: 2009

Arthur has finally been able to return to Earth. And when he sets foot on the ground he discovers that they are going to blow up the Earth... once again! And one more thing... it's the unexpected and welcome sixth installment of the hilarious series of books starring the galactic hitchhiker. And it involves an entire Olympus of idle gods, a renegade galactic president, a green alien in love,...