Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams (1952–2001) was an English author and dramatist. He is best known as the author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Hitchhiker's began on radio, and developed into a ”trilogy” of five books (which sold more than fifteen million copies during his lifetime).

His other written works include the Dirk Gently novels, and he co-wrote two Liff books and Last Chance to See, itself based on a radio series. A posthumous collection of essays and other material, including an incomplete novel, was published as The Salmon of Doubt in 2002.

His fans and friends knew Adams a lover of cameras, the Macintosh computer, and other ”techno gizmos”. Adams was a keen technologist, writing about such topics as e-mail and Usenet before they became widely known. Adams was also known as an environmental activist and atheist. Toward the end of his life Adams was a sought-after lecturer on topics including technology and the environment. The biologist Richard Dawkins dedicated his book The God Delusion to Douglas Adams and in it described how Adams came to understand evolution.

Photo: Michael Hughes. Source: Wikimedia Commons.


Edited Thialfi July 27, 2010
Books by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1) 8.08   383
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #2) 7.72   208
Life, the Universe and Everything (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #3) 7.40   179
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #4) 7.12   169
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1) 6.94   108
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently #2) 6.72   123
Mostly Harmless (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #5) 6.94   149
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide 8.04   255
The Salmon of Doubt 6.00   9
Shada N/A
City of Death N/A
Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet N/A
Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen N/A

Speculative Fiction Novels (13)

(Doctor Who)
2018 | science fiction
(Doctor Who)
2017 | science fiction
(Doctor Who)
2015 | science fiction
(Doctor Who)
2012 | science fiction

2002 | science fiction
(The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
1997 | science fiction, collection
(The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #5)
1992 | science fiction
(Dirk Gently #2)
1988 | science fiction, fantasy
(Dirk Gently #1)
1987 | science fiction
(The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #4)
1984 | science fiction
(The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #3)
1982 | science fiction
(The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #2)
1980 | science fiction
(The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #1)
1979 | science fiction