The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

by Douglas Adams
Release date: 1979
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction
Tags: humor

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 their journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide "A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have" and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox – the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out to lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ball-point pens he has bought over the years.

Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don't forget to bring a towel!

updated 2017-01-02

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a classic science fiction book. I love this book and I've read it a couple of times. It's an amazingly funny and entertaining book. If you call yourself a science fiction fan and haven't read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, you should buy it as soon as possible. It's a hilarious book and it's definitely worth reading.
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