By Douglas Adams
At final in paperback in a single whole quantity, listed here are the 5 vintage novels from Douglas Adams’s cherished Hitchiker series.
The Hitchhiker’s advisor to the Galaxy
Seconds earlier than the Earth is demolished for a galactic highway, Arthur Dent is stored by means of Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. jointly they stick out their thumbs to the celebrities and start a wild trip via time and space.
The eating place on the finish of the Universe
Facing annihilation by the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. it may well purely occur to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle around the galaxy in a determined look for a spot to eat.
Life, the Universe and Everything
The unsatisfied population of planet Krikkit are unwell of the evening sky– in order that they plan to ruin it. The universe, that's. Now purely 5 participants can dodge Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew.
So lengthy, and thank you for all of the Fish
Back in the world, Arthur Dent is able to think that the earlier 8 years have been all only a figment of his stressed-out mind's eye. yet a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription conspires to thrust him again to truth. to be able to speak.
Just whilst Arthur Dent makes the bad mistake of commencing to take pleasure in lifestyles, all hell breaks free. Can he shop the Earth from overall obliteration? Can he keep the Guide from a opposed alien takeover? Can he store his daughter from herself?
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