All five books in the legendary Hitch Hiker science fiction series available together in hardback, reprinted to tie-in with the 2005 blockbuster movie, starring Martin Freeman, comedian Bill Bailey, Zooey Deschanel of 'New Girl', Oscar winner John Malkovich and comedy's favourite host, Stephen Fry.
Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge in 1952. He was educated at Brentwood School, Essex and St John's College, Cambridge, where he read English. As well as writing all the different and conflicting versions of The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, he has been responsible for Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, Last Chance to See... with zoologist Mark Cawardine, and, with John Lloyd, The Meaning of Liff and The Deeper Meaning of Liff. Douglas Adams died in May 2001.
It's science fiction and it's extremely funny...inspired lunacy
that leaves hardly a science fiction cliche alive. * Washington
The feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes, and his travels afford a wild satire of present institutions. * Chicago Tribune *
Very simply, the book is one of the funniest SF spoofs ever written, with hyperbolic ideas folding in on themselves. * School Library Journal *
A sci-fi book, packed full of adventure and humour * The Guardian *