Monday, March 12, 2012

Douglas Adams and his books

The birthday of the brilliant Douglas Adams falls on the 11th of March in the other hemisphere, so I write this today. Those who know him better have many a kind word to say about the man. I didn't know him at all. I was just an avid reader of his works through my younger years.

So instead of saying many a kind word I will say this: He never wrote a dud so read them all. 

Hitch-Hikers Guide to the GalaxyThe Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, 1979.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, 1980.
Life, the Universe and Everything, 1982.
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, 1984.
Mostly Harmless, 1992.
And Another Thing..., 2009. Finished with the help of Eoin Colfer.

Hitch-Hiker Scripts
Hitchhikers Companion Original Galaxy Radio Scripts, 1985.
The Original Hitchhiker Radio Scripts, 1987.
Hitch-Hikers Guide - Radio Scripts1985.
The Hitchhiker Radio Scripts 2, 2005.

Dirk Gently
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, 1987.
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, 1988.
The Salmon of Doubt: And Other Writings, 1995.

Starship Titanic, 1997. Collaboration with Terry Jones.

Non fiction
The Meaning of Liff1983. Collaboration with John Lloyd.
Last Chance to See, 1990. Collaboration with Mark Carwardine.
The Deeper Meaning of Liff: A Dictionary of Things That There Aren't Any Words for Yet, 1990. Collaboration with John Lloyd.
Douglas Adams's Guide to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 1999.
Douglas Adams at the BBC, 2003.

Anthologies edited
The Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book1986. Collaboration with Peter Fincham.

Series contributed to
Doctor Who, Pirate Planet Script, 1994.
Doctor Who, Eighth Doctor, Shada, 2003.

Short stories
The Total Perspective Vortex1980.
Young Zaphod Plays It Safe1986.

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