Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams (1952 – 2001) was a British author best known for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

“I miss Douglas Adams. He’s been dead since 2001. He occupied that area for me between friend and acquaintance. He was, I suppose, a work friend. The first book I ever wrote that did anything was The Companion to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I got to work with Douglas on it. Douglas Adams was a genius. A lot of the pleasure in reading Douglas Adams is in jokes that are elegantly and delightfully tuned while also commenting on the human condition.” Neil Gaiman selecting comfort reads.

Books by Douglas Adams

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The Best Douglas Adams Books, selected by Kevin Jon Davies

Douglas Adams found huge success with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a surreal science fiction satire in which a dressing gown-clad Englishman finds himself roaming the multiverse in an improbability-powered spaceship. Here, Kevin Jon Davies—editor of a new book that puts together material from 60 boxes Adams left behind—talks us through the comedy writer’s life and work.

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