THHGTTG Logo 'The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy'

by Douglas Adams
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‘People of Earth, your attention please. This is Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council.

Plans for development if the outlying regions of the galaxy require the building of a hyperspatial express route through your star system, and regrettably your planet is scheduled for demolition.

The process will take slightly less that two of your Earth minutes. Thank you.’

For Arthur Dent, earthling and homeowner, the severe case of planning blight above is the overture to a quite remarkable set of travels, guided en route by an equally remarkable book – a book more popular than the Celestial Homecare Omnibus cheaper than the Encyclopaedia Galactica, it’s…


It began as a radio series. Now it’s a paperback. From hereon, anything, literally anything is suddenly possible…

*Introducing Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Trillian and Marvin

*Published by Pan Books in 1979