. The saga of "the ship that cannot possibly go wrong" sparkles with wit, danger, and confusion that will keep readers guessing which reality they are in and how, on earth, to find their way out again. At the center of the galaxy, unknown civilization is preparing for an event of epic proportions: the launching of the greatest, most gorgeous, a vast, most technologically advanced Starship ever built-the Starship Titanic.
Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic: A Novel #ad - He is an old man now, and the creation of the Starship Titanic is the pinnacle achievement of his twenty-year career. But less provincial onlookers would recognize it as the design of Leovinus, the galaxy's most renowned architect. In this thoroughly satisfying and completely disorienting novel based on a story line by Douglas Adams author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Terry Jones recounts an unforgettable tale of intergalactic travel and mishap.
With mounting alarm he begins to find things are not right: unfinished workmanship, cybersystems not working correctly, robots colliding with doors. Although the ship will be deserted during its very first flight, it is nevertheless a major event, watched by all the galaxy's media.
The Deeper Meaning of Liff: A Dictionary of Things There Aren't Any Words for Yet--But There Ought to BeCrown Archetype #ad - 4—generic term for anything that comes out in a gush, despite all your efforts to let it out carefully, e. G. Ketchup onto fish, a dog into the yard, flour into a white sauce, and another naughty meaning that we can’t put on the cover. Well, there aren’t—or rather there weren’t, in fact, until Douglas Adams and John Lloyd decided to plug these egregious linguistic lacunae6.
They quickly realized that just as there are an awful lot of experiences that no one has a name for, so there are an awful lot of names for places you will never need to go to. 2—the way people stand when examining other people’s bookshelves. 5—the marks left on your bottom and thighs after you’ve been sitting sunbathing in a wicker chair.
The Deeper Meaning of Liff: A Dictionary of Things There Aren't Any Words for Yet--But There Ought to Be #ad - As responsible citizens of a small and crowded world, we must all learn the virtues of recycling7 and put old, vibrant, worn-out but still serviceable names to exciting, new uses. This is the book that does that for you: the deeper Meaning of Liff—a whole new solution to the problem of Great Wakering8 1—The feeling of aluminum foil against your fillings.
A rollicking, thought-provoking dictionary for the modern age, from the New York Times bestselling author behind The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, featuring definitions for those things we don't have words for, Douglas Adams, and TV producer John Lloyd. What a waste. 3—a plastic packet containing shampoo, mustard, etc.
The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time Dirk Gently Book 3Del Rey #ad - Sadly for his countless admirers, he hitched his own ride to the great beyond much too soon. Though douglas adams is gone, he’s left us something very special to remember him by. Join adams on an excursion to climb Kilimanjaro. Culled posthumously from adams’s fleet of beloved Macintosh computers, this selection of essays, articles, anecdotes, and stories offers a fascinating and intimate portrait of the multifaceted artist and absurdist wordsmith.
The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time Dirk Gently Book 3 #ad - A fitting eulogy to the master of wacky words and even wackier tales. Without a doubt. Worth reading and even cherishing, if only because it’s the last we’ll hear from the master of comic science fiction. The star-Ledger. Salmon leaves no doubt as to Adams’s lasting legacy. Entertainment weeklywith an introduction to the introduction by Terry JonesDouglas Adams changed the face of science fiction with his cosmically comic novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and its classic sequels.
Dressed in a rhino costume; peek into the private life of genghis Khan—warrior and world-class neurotic; root for the harried author’s efforts to get a Hitchhiker movie off the ground in Hollywood; thrill to the further exploits of private eye Dirk Gently and two-headed alien Zaphod Beeblebrox.
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective AgencyPocket Books #ad - From douglas adams, comes a wildly inventive novel—in trade paperback for the first time—of ghosts, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, time travel, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, and one detective’s mission to save humanity from extinction.
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency #ad - Dirk gently’s holistic detective agencywe solve the whole crimewe find the whole personphone today for the whole solution to your problemMissing cats and messy divorces a specialty Douglas Adams, time travel, eccentric computer geniuses, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the end of the world, the “master of wacky words and even wackier tales” Entertainment Weekly once again boggles the mind with a completely unbelievable story of ghosts, and—of course—missing cats.
Last Chance to SeeBallantine Books #ad - . Perhaps adams and carwardine, with their witty science, will help prevent such misadventures in the future. Boston sunday herald “Very funny and moving. Shows how human care can undo what human carelessness has wrought. The atlantic“these authors don’t hesitate to present the alarming facts: More than 1, 000 species of animals and plants become extinct every year.
. Hilarious and poignant—as only douglas Adams can be—Last Chance to See is an entertaining and arresting odyssey through the Earth’s magnificent wildlife galaxy. Its details on the heroic efforts being made to save these animals are inspirational. The new york Times Book Review. Praise for last chance to See “Lively, sharply satirical, brilliantly written.
Last Chance to See #ad - . Thought-provoking. New york times bestselling author Douglas Adams and zoologist Mark Carwardine take off around the world in search of exotic, endangered creatures. Join them as they encounter the animal kingdom in its stunning beauty, and imminent peril: the giant Komodo dragon of Indonesia, the blind river dolphins of China, the helpless but loveable Kakapo of New Zealand, the white rhinos of Zaire, astonishing variety, the rare birds of Mauritius island in the Indian Ocean.
Don't Panic: Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - And as douglas adams himself attested: “It’s all absolutely devastatingly true—except the bits that are lies. Updated several times in the thirty years since its original publication, Don’t Panic is available for the first time in digital form. The #1 new york times–bestselling author’s “hilarious.
. . In don’t panic, television series, the books, films, one-man shows, comics, Gaiman celebrates everything Hitchhiker: the original radio play, record albums, the Great One himself, video and computer games, stage musicals, and towels. As a young journalist, and files and became privy to his writing process, gossip, unpublished outtakes, challenges, disillusionments, insecurities, times, Neil Gaiman was given complete access to Adams’s life, and triumphs.
Douglas adams’s “six-part trilogy, ” the hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy grew from a blip of a notion into an ever-expanding multimedia universe that amassed an unprecedented cult of followers and became an international sensation. Delightful” and definitive companion to a global phenomenon Publishers Weekly.
Don't Panic: Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy #ad - . Part biography, part guide to a guide, part pop-culture history, part tell-all parody, Don’t Panic “deserves as much cult success as the Hitchhiker’s books themselves” Time Out. The resulting volume illuminates the unique, and improbable chronicle of an idea, dramatic, an incredibly tall man, funny, and a mind-boggling success story.
Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul Dirk Gently Book 2Pocket Books #ad - But which god? wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently. Beloved, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, bumbling Detective Dirk Gently returns in this standalone novel from Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. When a check-in desk at london’s Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the event is said to be an act of God.
And how is this connected to dirk’s battle with his cleaning lady over his filthy refrigerator…or to the murder of his latest client? Or are these events just another stretch of coincidences in the life of the world’s most off-kilter private investigator?Douglas Adams, “one of England’s top exporters of irreverence” Chicago Tribune, continues the implausible adventures of supersleuth Dirk Gently in his quest to solve the mysteries of the universe.
Doctor Who and the KrikkitmenBBC Digital #ad - Intergalactic war? that’s just not cricket … or is it? The Doctor promised Romana the end of the universe, so she’s less than impressed when what she gets is a cricket match. Rediscover the lost Doctor Who adventure by Douglas Adams. The krikkitmen are back. But then the award ceremony is interrupted by eleven figures in white uniforms and peaked skull helmets, wielding bat-shaped weapons that fire lethal bolts of light into the screaming crowd.
Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen #ad - Millions of years ago, the people of Krikkit learned they were not alone in the universe, and promptly launched a xenophobic crusade to wipe out all other life-forms. If they fail, the entire cosmos faces a fiery retribution that will leave nothing but ashes…. After a long and bloody conflict, from bethselamin to devalin, from krikkit to mareeve ii to the far edge of infinity, a prison that could only be opened with the Wicket Gate key, the Time Lords imprisoned Krikkit within an envelope of Slow Time, at least – an oversized set of cricket stumps…From Earth to Gallifrey, a device that resembles – to human eyes, the Doctor and Romana are tugged into a pan-galactic conga with fate as they rush to stop the Krikkitmen gaining all five pieces of the key.
Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet Target CollectionBBC Digital #ad - With the first segment successfully retrieved, the Doctor, Romana and K-9 trace the second segment of the Key to the planet Calufrax. Now the even more powerful White Guardian wants the Doctor to find the pieces. Mostly. It’s an economic miracle – so obviously something’s very wrong. But when they arrive at exactly the right point in space, they find themselves on exactly the wrong planet – Zanak.
Ruled by the mysterious ‘Captain’, Zanak is a happy and prosperous planet. If the mines run out of valuable minerals and gems then the Captain merely announces a New Golden Age and they fill up again. The hugely powerful key to Time has been split into six segments, all of which have been disguised and hidden throughout time and space.
The Gods Themselves: A NovelSpectra #ad - In the twenty-second century earth obtains limitless, free energy from a source science little understands: an exchange between Earth and a parallel universe, using a process devised by the aliens. But even free energy has a price. They know the truth—but who will listen? they have foreseen the cost of abundant energy—but who will believe? These few beings, human and alien, hold the key to Earth's survival.
The transference process itself will eventually lead to the destruction of the Earth's Sun—and of Earth itself. Only a few know the terrifying truth—an outcast Earth scientist, a rebellious alien inhabitant of a dying planet, a lunar-born human intuitionist who senses the imminent annihilation of the Sun.
And Another Thing... Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Book 6Hachette Books #ad - And another Thing. Douglas adams himself once said, 'I suspect at some point in the future I will write a sixth Hitchhiker book. Eight years after the death of its creator, the author's widow, has given her approval for the project to be continued by the international number one bestselling children's writer, Douglas Adams, Jane Belson, Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl novels.
Five seems to be a wrong kind of number, six is a better kind of number. Belson said of eoin colfer, 'i love his books and could not think of a better person to transport Arthur, Zaphod and Marvin to pastures new. Colfer, said, a fan of hitchhiker since his schooldays, 'Being given the chance to write this book is like suddenly being offered the superpower of your choice.
And Another Thing... Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Book 6 #ad - . For years i have been finishing this incredible story in my head and now I have the opportunity to do it in the real world. Prepare to be amazed. Will be the sixth novel in the now improbably named Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy.