The Salmon of Doubt (Mass Market)

Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

By Douglas Adams

Del Rey, 9780345455291, 336pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (5/1/2005)
Paperback (7/29/2003)
Hardcover (5/7/2002)
Audio Cassette (5/1/2002)
Compact Disc (5/1/2002)
Audio Cassette (4/1/2004)
Compact Disc, Abridged, Abridged (4/1/2004)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (10/1/2008)

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Description

“A fitting eulogy to the master of wacky words and even wackier tales . . . Salmon leaves no doubt as to Adams’s lasting legacy.”—Entertainment Weekly

With an introduction to the introduction by Terry Jones

Douglas Adams changed the face of science fiction with his cosmically comic novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and its classic sequels. Sadly for his countless admirers, he hitched his own ride to the great beyond much too soon. Culled posthumously from Adams’s fleet of beloved Macintosh computers, this selection of essays, articles, anecdotes, and stories offers a fascinating and intimate portrait of the multifaceted artist and absurdist wordsmith.

Join Adams on an excursion to climb Kilimanjaro . . . dressed in a rhino costume; peek into the private life of Genghis Khan—warrior and world-class neurotic; root for the harried author’s efforts to get a Hitchhiker movie off the ground in Hollywood; thrill to the further exploits of private eye Dirk Gently and two-headed alien Zaphod Beeblebrox. Though Douglas Adams is gone, he’s left us something very special to remember him by. Without a doubt.

“Worth reading and even cherishing, if only because it’s the last we’ll hear from the master of comic science fiction.”—The Star-Ledger


About the Author

Douglas Adams was the author of the five novels in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy (yes, you read that right!); two Dirk Gently novels; Last Chance to See (with Mark Carwardine); and The Meaning of Liff and The Deeper Meaning of Liff (both with John Lloyd).


Praise For The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

“A fitting eulogy to the master of wacky words and even wackier tales . . . Salmon leaves no doubt as to Adams’s lasting legacy.”Entertainment Weekly

“Worth reading and even cherishing, if only because it’s the last we’ll hear from the master of comic science fiction.”The Star-Ledger 

“You are on the verge of entering the wise, provoking, benevolent, hilarious, and addictive world of Douglas Adams. Don’t bolt it all whole—as with Douglas’s beloved Japanese food, what seems light and easy to assimilate is subtler and more nutritious by far than it might at first appear.”—Stephen Fry, author of The Liar and Making History: A Novel