At last in paperback in one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adams's beloved Hitchiker series.The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxySeconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space.The Restaurant at the End of the UniverseFacing annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle across the galaxy in a desperate search for a place to eat.Life, the Universe and EverythingThe unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky- so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals can avert Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew.So Long, and Thanks for All the FishBack on Earth, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription conspires to thrust him back to reality. So to speak.Mostly HarmlessJust when Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, all hell breaks loose. Can he save the Earth from total obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter from herself?
First, they try to knock his house down. Then, they blow up his planet. Can Arthur Dent's day get any worse? Well, yes. Join the dressing gown-clad Earthman and his companions--Betelgeusian reporter Ford Prefect; the former President of the Galaxy, two-headed Zaphod Beeblebrox; ex-astrophysicist Trillian; and Marvin the Paranoid Android--in a wild and zany journey in time and space, with stops to visit the planet-building planet of Magrathea, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, the man who secretly rules the galaxy, and the site of God's last message to His creation. Originally conceived as a radio program for the BBC, the internationally bestselling Hitchhiker's series also spawned a TV series, a 2005 film, a text-based computer game, and a popular website. This omnibus contains all five books in the cult classic science fiction series (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), plus the short story "Young Zaphod Plays It Safe."
- Del Rey
- April 1, 2002
- April 1, 2002
- Douglas Adams