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First a legendary radio series, then a bestselling book, w a blockbuser movie, the immensely successful Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy needs introduction. Reissued to coincide with the film's release, this hardback omnibus edition include all five parts of the trilogy, incorporating for the first time, Mostly Harmless, along with a guide to the guide and essential tes on how to leave the planet. This single hardback edition is indispensable for any would-be galactic traveller and for old and new fans of Douglas Adams, Doctor Who and bestselling science fiction books.
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.
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 and The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003. Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
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Science Fiction & Fantasy
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William Heinemann Ltd
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