Douglas Adams


Born
in Cambridge, England, The United Kingdom
March 11, 1952

Died
May 11, 2001

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Douglas Noël Adams was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. He is best known as the author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Hitchhiker's began on radio, and developed into a "trilogy" of five books (which sold more than fifteen million copies during his lifetime) as well as a television series, a comic book series, a computer game, and a feature film that was completed after Adams' death. The series has also been adapted for live theatre using various scripts; the earliest such productions used material newly written by Adams. He was known to some fans as Bop Ad (after his illegible signature), or by his initials "DNA".

In addition to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams wrote or co-wrote
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Average rating: 4.2 · 2,839,926 ratings · 62,564 reviews · 111 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Hitchhiker's Guide to t...

4.22 avg rating — 1,481,214 ratings — published 1979 — 341 editions
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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's G...

4.36 avg rating — 292,792 ratings — published 1996 — 54 editions
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The Restaurant at the End o...

4.21 avg rating — 238,105 ratings — published 1980 — 194 editions
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Life, the Universe and Ever...

4.20 avg rating — 199,749 ratings — published 1982 — 170 editions
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Dete...

3.97 avg rating — 124,954 ratings — published 1987 — 111 editions
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So Long, and Thanks for All...

4.10 avg rating — 146,437 ratings — published 1984 — 161 editions
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Mostly Harmless (Hitchhiker...

3.96 avg rating — 113,454 ratings — published 1992 — 138 editions
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4.51 avg rating — 34,794 ratings — published 1986 — 18 editions
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“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
douglas adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

“The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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May 2019 Revisit the Shelf Poll

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, 1959, 182 pages, Group read: 2017
 
  81 votes, 23.5%

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, 1979, 216 pages, Group Read: 2014, 2016
 
  76 votes, 22.1%

The Iliad by Homer, 720 BCE, 683 pages, Group read: 2012
 
  56 votes, 16.3%

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, 1958, 209 pages, Group read: 2015
 
  54 votes, 15.7%

Watership Down by Richard Adams, 1972, 478 pages, Group read: 2016
 
  53 votes, 15.4%

Rob Roy by Walter Scott, 1817, 501 pages, Group read: 2012
 
  24 votes, 7.0%

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