Featured Author: Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy)

All Douglas Adams material here.

Douglas Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy and its various sequels and incarnations. Adams manages to pack a comedy, profound sociological insight, visionary science fiction imagery and adventure into the same paragraph.  Heck, sometimes even into the same sentence.

From Hitchhikers’ Guide:
“So this is it,” said Arthur, “We are going to die.”
“Yes,” said Ford, “except… no! Wait a minute!” He suddenly lunged across the chamber at something behind Arthur’s line of vision. “What’s this switch?” he cried.
“What? Where?” cried Arthur, twisting round.
“No, I was only fooling,” said Ford, “we are going to die after all.”
“You know,” said Arthur, “it’s at times like this, when I’m trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I’d listened to what my mother told me when I was young.”
“Why, what did she tell you?”
“I don’t know, I didn’t listen.”

One thought on “Featured Author: Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy)

  1. Shouldn’t it be “managed” instead of “manages” since Douglas Adams passed away a couple of years ago?

    He is a great writer, of course. Before doing his own thing, he wrote for the British Science Fiction show Doctor Who in the 1970s. He wrote many of the classic episodes featuring Tom Baker. One episode was never completed, Shaada, and Adams later re-wrote it as “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

Comments are closed.