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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [HITCHHIKERS GT THE GALAXY]1
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams1
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams2
Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams3
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams4
Young Zaphod Plays It Safe by Douglas Adamsstory
Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams5
The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time by Douglas Adams6
And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer7
The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Eoin Colfer7 promo
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy / The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams1-2
The Hitchhiker's Trilogy by Douglas Adams1-3
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Four Parts by Douglas Adams1-4
The More Than Complete Hitchhikers Guide by Douglas Adams1-4, story
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide by Douglas Adams1-5, story
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy : A Trilogy in Five Parts by Douglas Adams1-5
Das Leben, das Universum und der ganze Rest / Mach's gut, und danke für den Fisch. Zwei Romane. by Douglas Adams4-5
Don't Panic: The Official Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Companion by Neil GaimanCompanion

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  1. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams (1987)
  2. The Original Hitchhiker Radio Scripts by Douglas Adams (1985)
  3. Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic by Terry Jones (1997)
  4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Filming of the Douglas Adams Classic by Robbie Stamp (2005)
  5. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett (1983)
  6. Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers by Grant Naylor (1989)
  7. 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)
  8. Wish You Were Here: The Official Biography of Douglas Adams by Nick Webb (2003)
  9. The Science of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Michael Hanlon (2005)
  10. Foundation by Isaac Asimov (1951)
  11. 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (1968)
  12. The Unofficial Guide to the Hitch-Hiker's Guide by M.J. Simpson (2001)
  13. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Authorized Collection {graphic novel, 1-3} by John Carnell (1995)
  14. Neuromancer by William Gibson (1984)
  15. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov (1963)

Series description

The adventures of Arthur Dent, refugee of a destroyed Earth, in the company of a disgraced Galactic President, an unemployed astrophysicist, a depressed robot and a nihilistic reporter for the titular Guide. (Much funnier than I just made it sound. ) Originally a BBC radio series.


How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

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.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

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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