Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and educated at Cambridge. He was
the author of five books in the Hitchhiker's Trilogy, including
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End
of the Universe; Life, the Universe and Everything; So Long, and
Thanks for All the Fish; and Mostly Harmless. His other
works include Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency;
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul; The Meaning of
Liff and The Deeper Meaning of Liff (with John Lloyd);
and Last Chance to See (with Mark Carwardine). His last book
was the bestselling collection, The Salmon of Doubt,
published posthumously in May 2002.
You can find more about Douglas Adam's life and works at douglasadams.com.
Warning! This second volume in the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series is definitely not a standalone book. Enjoying, or even understanding, the continuing adventures of Earthling Arthur Dent, his strange pal Ford Prefect, and the very, very odd Zaphod Beeblebrox requires previous study and preparation. Confusion and possible insanity awaits the poor soul who tries to figure out the second title without having read the first. Arthur and Ford, having survived the destruction of Earth by surreptitiously hitching a ride on a Vogon constructor ship, have been kicked off that ship by its commander. Now they find themselves aboard a stolen Improbability Drive ship commanded by Beeblebrox, ex-president of the Imperial Galactic Government and full-time thief. Narrated by Adams, this production is a treat for fans of the late author and others who enjoy British comedy. Be sure to buy all five parts of the "Hitchhiker" series or your patrons will storm your office. One caveat: this audiobook will need to be repackaged for library circulation.-Barbara Rhodes, Northeast Texas Lib. Syst., Garland Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
"Douglas Adams is a terrific satirist."--Washington Post Book
World "What's such fun is how amusing the galaxy looks through
Adams's sardonically silly eyes."--Detroit Free Press