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More Than Complete Hitchhiker's Guide (original 1987; edition 1994)

by Douglas Adams

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Title:More Than Complete Hitchhiker's Guide
Authors:Douglas Adams
Info:Wings Books (1994), Edition: Later Printing, Hardcover
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The More Than Complete Hitchhikers Guide by Douglas Adams (1987)

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Brilliant man Douglas Adams was.. ( )
  perpetualnewbie | Apr 20, 2016 |
douglas adams is the funniest science fiction author i've ever had the privelege of reading. his absurdism, cynicism, sarcasm, and sheer brilliance coalesce into a series as comically convoluted as the Guide itself. whether it's explaining the intricacies of flying, the triple-breasted whores of eroticon six, or just telling another great drinking story, douglas adam pours laugh into laugh into this wonderful five-book trilogy.

too bad the movie was terrible. ( )
  fortserious | Feb 24, 2016 |
I have read and re-read the series in its entirely several times and I still can't get enough of it. Each time I read it, I seem to find more dialouge and jokes that I didn't catch the previous times around. A total classic =) ( )
  elle-kay | Jan 27, 2016 |
Simply the most hilarious sci-fi drama ever written! ( )
  vipulmathur | Jan 25, 2016 |
First book was the best. ( )
  AliceaP | Jan 20, 2016 |
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Epigraph
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another which states that this has already happened. (The Restaurant at the End of the Universe)
Dedication
For Jonny Brock and Clare Gorst
and all other Arlingtonians
for tea, sympathy and a sofa
(The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
To Jane and James

with many thanks
to Geoffrey Perkins for achieving the Improbable
to Paddy Kingsland, Lisa Braun and Alick Hale Munro for helping him
to John Lloyd for his help with the original Milliways script
to Simon Brett for starting the whole thing off

to the Paul Simon album One Trick Pony which I played incessantly while writing this book. Five years is far too long

And with very special thanks to Jacqui Graham for infinite patience, kindness and food in adversity. (The Restaurant at the End of the Universe)
For Sally (Life, the Universe and Everything)
for Jane

with thanks
to Rick and Heidi for the loan of
their stable event
to Mogens and Andy and all at
Huntsham Court for a number of
unstable events
and especially to Sonny Mehta
for being stable through all events. (So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish)
First words
The house stood on a slight rise just on the edge of the village - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
The regular early morning yell of horror was the sound of Arthur Dent waking up and suddenly remembering where he was. - Life, the Universe and Everything
That evening it was dark early, which was normal for the time of the year. - So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
A large flying craft moved swiftly across the surface of an astoundingly beautiful sea. - Young Zaphod Plays It Safe
Quotations
"Don't panic."
"The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is … 42."
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea. This planet has—or rather had—a problem, which was this: most of the people on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy. And so the problem remained; lots of the people were mean, and most of them were miserable, even the ones with digital watches. Many were increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place. And some said that even the trees had been a bad move, and that no one should ever have left the oceans.
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The "More Than Complete" HH Guide contains the first 4 book PLUS "Young Zaphod Plays It Safe" (unlike "A Trilogy in Four Parts" which contains the first 4 books but not the extra story).
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The More Than Complete Hitchhikers Guide Douglas Adams

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In this collection of novels, Arthur Dent is introduced to the galaxy at large when he is rescued by an alien friend seconds before Earth's destruction, and embarks on a series of amazing adventures with his new companion.

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