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10 edition of The Ultimate Hitchhiker"s Guide found in the catalog.

The Ultimate Hitchhiker"s Guide

Complete and Unabridged

by Douglas Adams

  • 167 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading

Published by Random House Value Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science Fiction - Adventure,
  • Humorous,
  • Fiction,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Science Fiction,
  • Literary Collections,
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / General,
  • Sale Books,
  • General,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages815
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7677549M
    ISBN 100517124858
    ISBN 109780517124857

    So why don't you shoot me an email, and we can have a discussion about it? So, why should this trilogy in five parts be any different? The thing that used to worry him most was the fact that people always used to ask him what he was looking so worried about. When producer Rick Berman was asked about the unusual frequency of the number, he stated, "47 is 42, corrected for inflation.

    The number 42 was chosen as a reference to the answer to life, the universe and everything. Jul 06, Nicholas rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: all o' y'all OK. The weird news, though, is that it's also oddly backward-looking. I also omitted reading Mostly Harmless, because going off what I remember and reviews I glanced at it is a disappointing end and not up to snuff with the rest of the series, and honestly I didn't want anythting ruining the conclusion of the fourth book. The first novel led, over the next 12 years, to four sequels — you can buy them packaged together, as "a trilogy in five parts". And he wrote H2G2 episodically, but also with no clear goal in mind.

    In Britain, in the early 80s, such unease found a shape, often, in anti-Thatcher activity of one sort or another, and, what with Ronald Reagan in power across the water, a furious anti-Americanism; in post-punk indie music in particular, the fashion was for using small, cheap, home-made bits of technology, as if against what was perceived as a big, dumb and incoming American demolition squad. The books in the collection detail the adventures of five main characters, the first of them being an Englishman named Arthur Dent. For what it is worth Of course, nobody paid it any attention. Many chatbotswhen asked about the meaning of life, will answer "42". In the game Kerbal Space Programthere is an atomic rocket motor with the description "mostly harmless".


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The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide book

It looked, we are told, "rather like a largish electronic calculator" — as such a device would have had to look in the s, before iPhones, Kindle, Ernie Wise's Vodafone.

The ness of it all is overwhelming. Login Wiith Facebook. When asked by Q if the song's title was Hitchhiker's-related, Chris Martin said, "It is and it isn't. Or, as Zaphod Beeblebrox puts it, why not replace Arthur's brain with an electronic one?

And I didn't like watching Marvin either — he made me feel obscurely angry, uncomfortable and ashamed, and as I went on watching I realised why. I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them. An orchestrated explosion of high-end promodrivel is planned to celebrate it: a "Hitchcon" at the Southbank Centre in London will be attended by fans in their dressing-gowns; an Irish design firm plans to issue 42 custom-pimped Arne Jacobsen chairs.

Loathe it or ignore it, you can't like it. Read less. But mostly they just bounce around from one bizarre planet to another, having weird adventures in which they meet, among others, a paranoid android, rebellious appliances, a comatose intergalactic rock star and a megalomaniac book publisher.

His humor comes from his attempts to really think through all the things we take for granted. So, why should this trilogy in five parts be any different?

He shaved them off, washed, dried, and stomped off to the kitchen to find something pleasant to put in his mouth.

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (2002)

What if, instead of a Hitchhiker's Guide to Europe, you carried in your backpack a handbook to the stars? Coming back, after all this time, to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, I found myself completely floored. The computer designed a more powerful computer, Earth, to find the question to which 42 is the answer.

The babel fish, for example, is apparently a "small, yellow and leechlike" organism that you stick in your ear, whereupon it feeds on other people's brainwaves, excreting them, simultaneously translated, into yours; neat, but none the less silly and pathetic, in the way only sticking a fish in your ear can be.

He was not conspicuously tall, his features were striking but not conspicuously handsome. Prosser was, as they say, only human.

Had he been drinking the night before? He was by no means a great warrior: in fact he was a nervous worried man. According to the Jargon Filethe briefer "not entirely unlike" has entered hacker jargon. In fact what he was really looking out for when he stared distractedly into the night sky was any kind of flying saucer at all.

In this story, Zaphod discovers a crashed spaceship that once housed something dangerous - something that has now escaped.

Hello, how are you? The books in the collection have done phenomenally well as standalone novels.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Ford Prefect was desperate that any flying saucer at all would arrive soon because fifteen years was a long time to get stranded anywhere, particularly somewhere as mindboggingly dull as the Earth.

It would sort itself out. I don't have time for this I need to read Ringworld"Having matured a bit and gotten over myself, re-reading these books was a joy.

Arthur lay in the mud and squelched at him. I enjoyed that book; if I was rating this alone it would be a good 4-star book - it was funny and inventive with some great characters Meanwhile, Arthur and Ford find themselves stranded on prehistoric Earth.Leaving on a cliffhanger and setting-up for the sequel, this book follows in much the same vein as the original.

Almost episodic in nature, it works well as part of a continuing saga charting their interstellar travels. If audiences enjoyed the first then this will be an all. At What Age is the Average Child Ready for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? [closed] Ask Question The book is not particularly violent - except in an abstract, destroying the entire human race kind of way.

Browse other questions tagged books the-hitchhikers. Apr 01,  · Buy a cheap copy of The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide: Five book by Douglas Adams. It's safe to say that The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is one of the funniest science fiction novels ever written. Adams spoofs many core science fiction Free shipping over $Cited by: Just thumb your way to the end of the universe for a nice cuppa tea with the help ofThe Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, your Baedeker for intergalactic zaniness.

Does the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy still answer the ultimate question?

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions) by Douglas Adams.5/5(9). The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman] on hildebrandsguld.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adams’s beloved Hitchhiker series.

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