The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/4/2005)
Mass Market (9/27/1995)
Compact Disc (10/1/2007)
Compact Disc (11/13/2008)
Mass Market Paperback (1/1/1990)
Compact Disc (11/1/2008)
Hardcover, Chinese (2/3/2016)
Compact Disc (3/29/2005)
Compact Disc (10/1/2005)
Compact Disc (1/1/2009)
Compact Disc (5/1/2005)
Mass Market Paperback (3/1/1983)
Mass Market Paperback (3/1/1984)
SOON TO BE A HULU SERIES • Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy!
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
It’s an ordinary Thursday morning for Arthur Dent . . . until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly after to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and Arthur’s best friend has just announced that he’s an alien.
After that, things get much, much worse.
With just a towel, a small yellow fish, and a book, Arthur has to navigate through a very hostile universe in the company of a gang of unreliable aliens. Luckily the fish is quite good at languages. And the book is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy . . . which helpfully has the words DON’T PANIC inscribed in large, friendly letters on its cover.
Douglas Adams’s mega-selling pop-culture classic sends logic into orbit, plays havoc with both time and physics, offers up pithy commentary on such things as ballpoint pens, potted plants, and digital watches . . . and, most important, reveals the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything.
Now, if you could only figure out the question. . . .
Praise For The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy…
"It's science fiction and it's extremely funny...inspired lunacy that leaves hardly a science fiction cliche alive."
"The feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes, and his travels afford a wild satire of present institutions."
"Very simply, the book is one of the funniest SF spoofs ever written, with hyperbolic ideas folding in on themselves."
School Library Journal
"As parody, it's marvelous: It contains just about every science fiction cliche you can think of. As humor, it's, well, hysterical."
Random House Audio, 9780804191852
Publication Date: January 14, 2014
About the Author
You can find more about Douglas Adam's life and works at douglasadams.com.