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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams1
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy : A Trilogy in Five Parts by Douglas AdamsOmnibus
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams2
Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams3
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Four Parts by Douglas AdamsBand 1-4
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams4
Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams5
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide by Douglas Adams1-5
And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer6

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  1. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams (1987)
  2. Don't Panic: The Official Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Companion by Neil Gaiman (1987)
  3. Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic by Terry Jones (1997)
  4. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett (1983)
  5. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Filming of the Douglas Adams Classic by Robbie Stamp (2005)
  6. Foundation by Isaac Asimov (1951)
  7. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (1968)
  8. The Anthology at the End of the Universe: Leading Science Fiction Authors on Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to th by Glenn Yeffeth (2005)
  9. The Science of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Michael Hanlon (2005)
  10. Neuromancer by William Gibson (1984)
    Same series: Count Zero (Sprawl)
  11. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Authorized Collection {graphic novel, 1-3} by John Carnell (1995)
  12. Wish You Were Here: The Official Biography of Douglas Adams by Nick Webb (2003)
  13. Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers by Grant Naylor (1989)
  14. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov (1963)
  15. The Unofficial Guide to the Hitch-Hiker's Guide by M.J. Simpson (2001)

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Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

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What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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