don__t_panic_and_carry_a_towel_by_ashique47-d3fu8qdThe Increasingly Inaccurately Named Hitchhiker’s Trilogy:

  1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  2. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
  3. Life, the Universe and Everything
  4. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
  5. Mostly Harmless

collected as: The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide

which began with: The Original Hitchhiker Radio Scripts

  • Author:  Douglas Adams
  • Published:  1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1992, 1986/1996, 1985
  • Publisher:  Pan Books
  • Pages:  215, 250, 227, 204, 218, 815, 248
  • First Line:  “Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.”
  • Last Lines:  “In spite of having taken what he regarded as an extremely positive piece of action, the Grebulon leader ended up having a very bad month after all.  It was pretty much the same as all the previous months except that there was now nothing on the television anymore.  He put on a little light music instead.”
  • Film Version:  1982  (*** – tv); 2005  (***  –  dir. Garth Jennings)
  • First Read:  1987?  1988?  Somewhere back then.