The Ultimate Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy

. . The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass.

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509886516

Category: Fiction

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A phenomenon across all formats, this 42nd anniversary paperback omnibus contains the complete Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy in five parts, charting the whole of Arthur Dent's odyssey through space and time. Share and enjoy. Collected together in this omnibus are the five titles that comprise Douglas Adams' wildly popular and wholly remarkable comedy science fiction 'trilogy', introductions to each book, expanded material from the Douglas Adams archives plus a bonus short story, Young Zaphod Plays It Safe, and a special undeleted scene . . . The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be rather a lot to cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun. The Galaxy may offer a mind-boggling variety of ways to be blown up and/or insulted, but it’s very hard to get a cup of tea. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe When all questions of space, time, matter and the nature of being have been resolved, only one question remains - 'Where shall we have dinner?' The Restaurant at the End of the Universe provides the ultimate gastronomic experience, and for once there is no morning after to worry about. Life, the Universe and Everything Following a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. An eddy in the space-time continuum lands him, Ford Prefect, and their flying sofa in the middle of the cricket ground at Lord's, just two days before the world is due to be destroyed by the Vogons. Escaping the end of the world for a second time, Arthur, Ford, and their old friend Slartibartfast embark (reluctantly) on a mission to save the whole galaxy from fanatical robots. Not bad for a man in his dressing gown. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It's not an easy thing to do, and Arthur Dent thinks he's the only human who's been able to master this nifty little trick - until he meets Fenchurch, the woman of his dreams. Fenchurch once realised how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately, she's forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God's Final Message to His Creation, they go in search of it. And, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it . . . Mostly Harmless Arthur Dent has settled down on the small planet Lamuella and has embraced his role as a Sandwich Maker. However, his plans for a quiet life are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter. There's nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away, Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe. After all - he's encountered most of them before. This publishing phenomenon began as a radio drama and now exists in a number of wildly contradictory versions (including a TV series, a movie and a towel) - this version, produced by Douglas Adams' original publisher, is, at least, definitively inaccurate.

The Complete Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy

DON'T PANIC! On 12 October 1979 the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor (and Earth) was made available to humanity. This was of course The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Tor UK

ISBN: 1743540191

Category: Fiction

Page: 792

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DON'T PANIC! On 12 October 1979 the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor (and Earth) was made available to humanity. This was of course The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy. But this was just the beginning. We followed the adventures of hapless protagonist, Arthur Dent and his alien side-kick, Ford Prefect, across a trilogy of five books. And this merry spacewagon, featuring a flying sofa, a Paranoid Android, a gift-wrapped fishbowl, bath towels and much else besides, became an instant classic. Now, for the first time, we are publishing all five books in the Hitchhiker's series as an ebook omnibus: Book 1: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Book 2: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Book 3: Life, The Universe and Everything Book 4: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish Book 5: Mostly Harmless

The Hitch Hiker s Guide to the Galaxy

For Arthur, who has just had his house demolished, this is too much.

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9780330316118

Category: Dent, Arthur (Fictitious character)

Page: 590

View: 227

A one-volume edition charting Arthur Dent's odyssey through space, comprising:The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. For Arthur, who has just had his house demolished, this is too much. Sadly, the weekend's just begun.The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: When all issues of space, time, matter and the nature of being are resolved, only one question remains: Where shall we have dinner? The Restaurant at the End of the Universe provides the ultimate gastronomic experience and, for once, there is no morning after.Life, the Universe and Everything: In consequence of a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. And then, just as he thinks that things cannot possibly get any worse, they suddenly do.So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish: Arthur Dent's sense of reality is in its dickiest state when he suddenly finds the girl of his dreams. They go in search of God's Final Message and, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it.

The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. For Arthur, who has just had his house demolished, this is too much. Sadly, the weekend's just begun.

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Pan MacMillan

ISBN: 9780330492041

Category: Dent, Arthur

Page: 764

View: 819

A one-volume edition charting Arthur Dent's odyssey through space, comprising:"The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy": One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. For Arthur, who has just had his house demolished, this is too much. Sadly, the weekend's just begun."The Restaurant at the End of the Universe": When all issues of space, time, matter and the nature of being are resolved, only one question remains: Where shall we have dinner? "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" provides the ultimate gastronomic experience and, for once, there is no morning after."Life, the Universe and Everything": In consequence of a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. And then, just as he thinks that things cannot possibly get any worse, they suddenly do."So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish": Arthur Dent's sense of reality is in its dickiest state when he suddenly finds the girl of his dreams. They go in search of God's Final Message and, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it.

A Theory of Jerks and Other Philosophical Misadventures

Adams , Douglas . ( 1980 ) 2002. " The Restaurant at the End of the Universe . "
In The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , 145–309 . New York : Random
House . Adamson , Peter . 2016. “ All 20 ' Rules for the History of Philosophy .

Author: Eric Schwitzgebel

Publisher:

ISBN: 0262539594

Category:

Page: 384

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A collection of quirky, entertaining, and reader-friendly short pieces on philosophical topics that range from a theory of jerks to the ethics of ethicists. Have you ever wondered about why some people are jerks? Asked whether your driverless car should kill you so that others may live? Found a robot adorable? Considered the ethics of professional ethicists? Reflected on the philosophy of hair? In this engaging, entertaining, and enlightening book, Eric Schwitzgebel turns a philosopher's eye on these and other burning questions. In a series of quirky and accessible short pieces that cover a mind-boggling variety of philosophical topics, Schwitzgebel offers incisive takes on matters both small (the consciousness of garden snails) and large (time, space, and causation). A common theme might be the ragged edge of the human intellect, where moral or philosophical reflection begins to turn against itself, lost among doubts and improbable conclusions. The history of philosophy is humbling when we see how badly wrong previous thinkers have been, despite their intellectual skills and confidence. (See, for example, "Kant on Killing Bastards, Masturbation, Organ Donation, Homosexuality, Tyrants, Wives, and Servants.") Some of the texts resist thematic categorization--thoughts on the philosophical implications of dreidels, the diminishing offensiveness of the most profane profanity, and fatherly optimism--but are no less interesting. Schwitzgebel has selected these pieces from the more than one thousand that have appeared since 2006 in various publications and on his popular blog, The Splintered Mind, revising and updating them for this book. Philosophy has never been this much fun.

Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

References. Adams, Douglas. “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.” In The
Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. 1980; New York: Random House, 2002
. Antill, Gregory E. “Robots and Reactive Attitudes: In Defense of the Moral and ...

Author: S. Matthew Liao

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190905034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 542

View: 688

"Featuring seventeen original essays on the ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by some of the most prominent AI scientists and academic philosophers today, this volume represents the state-of-the-art thinking in this fast-growing field and highlights some of the central themes in AI and morality such as how to build ethics into AI, how to address mass unemployment as a result of automation, how to avoiding designing AI systems that perpetuate existing biases, and how to determine whether an AI is conscious. As AI technologies progress, questions about the ethics of AI, in both the near-future and the long-term, become more pressing than ever. Should a self-driving car prioritize the lives of the passengers over the lives of pedestrians? Should we as a society develop autonomous weapon systems that are capable of identifying and attacking a target without human intervention? What happens when AIs become smarter and more capable than us? Could they have greater than human moral status? Can we prevent superintelligent AIs from harming us or causing our extinction? At a critical time in this fast-moving debate, thirty leading academics and researchers at the forefront of AI technology development come together to explore these existential questions, including Aaron James (UC Irvine), Allan Dafoe (Oxford), Andrea Loreggia (Padova), Andrew Critch (UC Berkeley), Azim Shariff (Univ. of British Columbia), Carrick Flynn (Oxford), Cathy O'Neil (O'Neil Risk Consulting & Algorithmic Auditing), Eliezer Yudkowsky (Machine Intelligence Research Institute), Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside), Frances Kamm (Rutgers), Francesca Rossi (IBM), Hanna Gunn (UC Merced), Iyad Rahwan (MIT), Jessica Taylor (Median Group), JF Bonnefon (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), K. Brent Venable (Tulane), Kate Devlin (King's College London), Mara Garza (UC Riverside), Nicholas Mattei (Tulane), Nick Bostrom (Oxford), Patrick LaVictoire (Lyft), Peter Asaro (The New School), Peter Railton (Michigan), S. Matthew Liao (NYU), Shannon Vallor (Santa Clara), Stephen Wolfram (Wolfram Research), Steve Petersen (Niagara), Stuart Russell (UC Berkeley), Susan Schneider (Univ. of Connecticut), Wendell Wallach (Yale)"--

Cassette Books

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy RC 62183 by Douglas Adams read
by David Cutler 6 cassettes The Hitchhiker series novels , dated 1979–1992 :
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Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

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The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Omnibus

Don't Panic: collected together in the Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy are the five titles that comprise Douglas Adams' wildly popular comedy science fiction series, with a special introduction from the author himself.

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1760557978

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 340

Don't Panic: collected together in the Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy are the five titles that comprise Douglas Adams' wildly popular comedy science fiction series, with a special introduction from the author himself. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very very very large and startling place. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe When all questions of space, time, matter and the nature of being have been resolved, only one question remains - 'Where shall we have dinner?' The Restaurant at the End of the Universe provides the ultimate gastronomic experience, and for once there is no morning after to worry about. Life, the Universe and Everything In consequence of a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot possibly get any worse, they suddenly do. He discovers that the Galaxy is not only mind-bogglingly big and bewildering but also that most of the things that happen in it are staggeringly unfair. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish Just as Arthur Dent's sense of reality is in its dickiest state he suddenly finds the girl of his dreams. He finds her in the last place in the Universe in which he would expect to find anything at all, but which 3,976,000 people will find oddly familiar. They go in search of God's Final Message to His Creation and, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it. Mostly Harmless Arthur Dent has settled down on the small planet Lamuella and has embraced his role as a Sandwich Maker. However, his plans for a quiet life are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter. There's nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away, Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe. After all - he's encountered most of them before . . .

The Original Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Scripts

This collection, which is a faithful reproduction of the text as it was first published in 1985, features all twelve original radio scripts – Hitchhiker as it was written and exactly as it was broadcast for the very first time.

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529048478

Category: Performing Arts

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March 1978 saw the first ever transmission of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on BBC Radio 4; the beginning of a cult phenomenon. March 2020 marks the 42nd anniversary of that first transmission – 42 being the answer, of course, to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. To mark the occasion, Pan Macmillan are bringing back into print The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Radio Scripts with an introduction from Simon Jones. The collection also includes the previously 'lost' Hitchhiker script from the 25th anniversary edition, 'Sheila's Ear' and the original introductions by producer Geoffrey Perkins and Douglas Adams. This collection, which is a faithful reproduction of the text as it was first published in 1985, features all twelve original radio scripts – Hitchhiker as it was written and exactly as it was broadcast for the very first time. They include amendments and additions made during recordings and original notes on the writing and producing of the series by Douglas Adams and Geoffrey Perkins. For those who have always loved Douglas Adams, as well as for his new generation of fans, these scripts are essential reading and a must-have piece of Adams memorabilia. This special anniversary edition will accompany reissued eye-catching editions of the five individual Hitchhiker books coming in May 2020: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, the Universe and Everything, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish and Mostly Harmless.

The Publishers Weekly

In order to recover her lost revelation , Fenchurch and Arthur ( and some of his
old hitchhiking friends ) seek out God's final message to his creation ...
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy : The Quandаry Phase DOUGLAS ADAMS ,
READ BY A FULL CAST . ... New York stage actor Davis helps to brighten up a
bleak subject with almost perfect pitch ( his female characters ' voices are often
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Annual Report

... Cheon Hwangyeong Jaedan Doyosae 2007 Chaeksesang 2005 Douglas
Adams 18 The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ( 5 volumes ) Robert
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The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy The Original Radio Scripts

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1760980285

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 998

March 1978 saw the first ever transmission of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on BBC Radio 4; the beginning of a cult phenomenon. March 2020 marks the 42nd anniversary of that first transmission – 42 being the answer, of course, to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. To mark the occasion, Pan Macmillan are bringing back into print The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Radio Scripts with a brand-new introduction from Simon Jones. The collection also includes the previously 'lost' Hitchhiker script from the 25th anniversary edition, 'Sheila's Ear' and the original introductions by producer Geoffrey Perkins and Douglas Adams. This collection, which is a faithful reproduction of the text as it was first published in 1985, features all twelve original radio scripts – Hitchhiker as it was written and exactly as it was broadcast for the very first time. They include amendments and additions made during recordings and original notes on the writing and producing of the series by Douglas Adams and Geoffrey Perkins. For those who have always loved Douglas Adams, as well as for his new generation of fans, these scripts are essential reading and a must-have piece of Adams memorabilia. This special anniversary edition will sit alongside reissued eye-catching editions of the five individual Hitchhiker books coming in May 2020: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, the Universe and Everything, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish and Mostly Harmless.

Ultimate DVD

BBC AUDIO From the best - selling author of the Hitchhiker's Guide series BBC
AUDIO DOUGLAS ADAMS DIRK ... THE HITCHUHER'S FUTE TO THE GALAXY
CD THE HICHHIHERS GUIDE TO THE BALAN INI CON LETTERS TH GUIL TE ...

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The Final Makeover

Douglas Noel Adams , The Ultimate Hitchhiker ' s Guide to the Galaxy ( New York
: Del Rey , 2002 ) , http : / / www . quoteworld . org / searh . php ? thetext =
Douglas + Adams . Chapter 1 Fads and Scams 1 . “ 20 / 20 Investigates Diet Pill
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Author: Dino Nowak

Publisher: Siloam Press

ISBN: 9781591855545

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 219

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Exercise from a Christian perspective.

Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy 2

This is a story about two friends who've known each other for a while.

Author: John Carnell

Publisher: iBooks Graphic Novels

ISBN: 9781596875876

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 230

View: 786

This is a story about two friends who've known each other for a while. At least Arthur Dent thinks so until Ford Prefect reaveals that he's actually an alien and that the world is about to end! Not long after their conversation, a Vogon spaceship appears and announces that earth will be destroyed shortly because it is in the way of a new intergalactic highway bypass that is being built through our galaxy. Ford and Arthur manage to board the ship before the earth is demolished, and they are quickly discovered - ejected into space by the Vogon captain! Douglas Adams' wildly funny, wickedly clever sci-fi novel is collected here in a three-installment, comic ebook series. So grab your towel, stick a babel fish in your ear, and get set to join Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Trillian and Marvin the Paranoid Android on the ultimate adventure of several lifetimes.

Presenting Young Adult Science Fiction

the dimensions of space and time , as well as to save the Guide from becoming
useless . ... 1994 , The Illustrated Hitchhiker ' s Guide appeared ; in 1996 , The
Ultimate Hitchhiker ' s Guide ; and in 1997 , Starship Titanic : The Official Strategy
Guide . ... One example is Neil Gaimon ' s Don ' t Panic : The Official Hitchhiker ' s
Guide to the Galaxy Companion ( 1988 ) , written with a nod to Adams ' s style as
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Author: Suzanne Elizabeth Reid

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Offers an introduction to science fiction and its historical and current major writers, discussing major works as both literature and as social commentary

Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Dream

438 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series laws or punishment . ... Safe " ) ,
Mostly Harmless ( 1992 ) , and pose was to determine the ultimate question of "
life , The Original Hitchhiker Radio Scripts ( 1985 ) the universe , and everything .

Author: T. A. Shippey

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9780893569082

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1126

View: 180

"These four volumes cover 791 books or series, 238 of them published during the 1980s and 1990s. the entries are 1,000 words long for single books and 1,500 for series, with a one-sentence summary beginning each entry followed by bibliographical information ... Volume 4 contains an extensive bibliography of critical works on science fiction and fantasy, a list of major award winners, a genre index." Booklist.

The Salmon of Doubt

This sublime collection dips into the wit and wisdom of the man behind The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, uncovering his unique comic musings on everything from his school-trousers to malt whisky and from the letter Y through to his own ...

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447227735

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 326

The Salmon of Doubt is Douglas Adams's indispensable guide to life, the universe and everything. This sublime collection dips into the wit and wisdom of the man behind The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, uncovering his unique comic musings on everything from his school-trousers to malt whisky and from the letter Y through to his own nose, via atheism, hangovers and fried eggs. Including short stories and eleven chapters of a Dirk Gently novel that Douglas Adams was working on at the time of his death, and featuring an introduction by Stephen Fry, The Salmon of Doubt is for fans and new readers alike. These hilarious collected writings reveal the warmth, enthusiasm and ferocious intelligence behind this most English of comic writers; a man who was virtually an unofficial member of the Monty Python team. Douglas Adams on his passion for P. G. Wodehouse, The Beatles and the perfect cup of tea alone make this a must-have collection and a remarkable sign-off from one of the best loved writers of all time.

Philosophy and The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy

This is the "philosophy and. ." book that really needed to be written – because it is about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Author: Nicholas Joll

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230291120

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

View: 562

This is the "philosophy and. ." book that really needed to be written – because it is about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. For (to paraphrase the great man himself) Hitchhiker's is not above a little philosophy in the same way that the sea is not above the sky. Moreover: this edited collection combines accessibility – and some humor – with rigor. It contains an introduction, nine chapters, a glossary, and multiple indexes. Topics covered include the meaning of life (and "42"), vegetarianism, the ethics of entertainment, artificial intelligence, multiple worlds, God, and philosophical method.

The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy The Complete Trilogy of Five

Don't Panic: collected together in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Trilogy of Five are the five titles that comprise Douglas Adams' wildly popular and wholly remarkable comedy science fiction series.

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447230396

Category: Fiction

Page: 1072

View: 762

Don't Panic: collected together in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Trilogy of Five are the five titles that comprise Douglas Adams' wildly popular and wholly remarkable comedy science fiction series. Contains exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, plus special introductions by Russell T. Davies, Terry Jones, Simon Brett, Neil Gaiman and Dirk Maggs. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be rather a lot to cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun. The Galaxy may offer a mind-boggling variety of ways to be blown up and/or insulted, but it’s very hard to get a cup of tea. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe When all questions of space, time, matter and the nature of being have been resolved, only one question remains - 'Where shall we have dinner?' The Restaurant at the End of the Universe provides the ultimate gastronomic experience, and for once there is no morning after to worry about. Life, the Universe and Everything Following a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. An eddy in the space-time continuum lands him, Ford Prefect, and their flying sofa in the middle of the cricket ground at Lord's, just two days before the world is due to be destroyed by the Vogons. Escaping the end of the world for a second time, Arthur, Ford, and their old friend Slartibartfast embark (reluctantly) on a mission to save the whole galaxy from fanatical robots. Not bad for a man in his dressing gown . . . So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It's not an easy thing to do, and Arthur Dent thinks he's the only human who's been able to master this nifty little trick - until he meets Fenchurch, the woman of his dreams. Fenchurch once realised how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately, she's forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God's Final Message to His Creation, they go in search of it. And, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it . . . Mostly Harmless Arthur Dent has settled down on the small planet Lamuella and has embraced his role as a Sandwich Maker. However, his plans for a quiet life are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter. There's nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away, Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe. After all - he's encountered most of them before . . . This publishing phenomenon began as a radio drama and now exists in a number of wildly contradictory versions (including a TV series, a movie and a towel) – this version, produced by Douglas Adams' original publisher, is, at least, definitively inaccurate.