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Posted 11th May
The intergalactic adventures of Arthur Dent begin in the first volume of the 'trilogy of five', Douglas Adams' comedy sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

It's an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and his best friend has just announced that he's an alien. At this moment, they're hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed, in large friendly letters, with the words: DON'T PANIC.

The weekend has only just begun . . .
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Looks like it's the same price at Google Play.
play.google.com/sto…=en

Weirdly I seem to already own it on BOTH Kindle and Google - as well as having lost more paperback copies than I have towels. If I bother logging into Kobo it's probably 99p there too (and I probably already own it)


Amazon and Google are also both selling Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency for 99p. I'm not in it, but it's still pretty good.

play.google.com/sto…x0C

amazon.co.uk/Gen…1-1

And finally... today is the 18th anniversary of Douglas Adams' death. I had a little cry over that (as well as 6 pints of beer and some peanuts).
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
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I remember hearing the first ep broadcast on radio 4, if that was really 12 October 1979 I feel very old right now. . .
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Looks like it's the same price at Google Play.
play.google.com/sto…=en

Weirdly I seem to already own it on BOTH Kindle and Google - as well as having lost more paperback copies than I have towels. If I bother logging into Kobo it's probably 99p there too (and I probably already own it)


Amazon and Google are also both selling Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency for 99p. I'm not in it, but it's still pretty good.

play.google.com/sto…x0C

amazon.co.uk/Gen…1-1

And finally... today is the 18th anniversary of Douglas Adams' death. I had a little cry over that (as well as 6 pints of beer and some peanuts).
I remember hearing the first ep broadcast on radio 4, if that was really 12 October 1979 I feel very old right now. . .
steve122111/05/2019 14:32

I remember hearing the first ep broadcast on radio 4, if that was really …I remember hearing the first ep broadcast on radio 4, if that was really 12 October 1979 I feel very old right now. . .


Imagine how old you would feel is you were listening to it then, on your 40th steve!!

Tip top spot @JustExhumed thanks for sharing it with some of us HHGTTG fans!!

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And Vogons do exist; you can find at least a few in any large company....
I might be old, but I still know where my towel is. . .
Do I need a Babel fish to understand book.
Gav5711/05/2019 16:09

Do I need a Babel fish to understand book.


Nope, but there are certainly some hukd members that could do with having one stuck in their ear!!

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A great book by a brilliant writer. You forget how well written it is until you dip back in.
steve122111/05/2019 14:32

I remember hearing the first ep broadcast on radio 4, if that was really …I remember hearing the first ep broadcast on radio 4, if that was really 12 October 1979 I feel very old right now. . .


No, the first radio series was in 1978, sorry to make you feel even older. I used to listen on a mono Philips radio-cassette player, unfortunately lost the cassettes I made at the time.
Edited by: "mcek" 11th May
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
Would have loved to have read a Douglas Adams book on Brexit.
Oooh that's a good deal, I'll get that!. Clicks link to Amazon.. "Purchased 25th May 2018". Oh OK then.. Maybe I won't.
Would highly recommend, read all 5 in the series (I think it was 5 unless more were added) and they were all brilliant. Should revisit them sometime.
Should always be 42p
Perhaps worth pointing out to those lost souls yet to go through the enlightenment process, that the book came after the Holy Radio Scriptures, and is (very) "loosely based" upon them.

I'm also feeling old after a recent message from a daughter:- "Dad, it's time, and I can't find my tapes". I hadn't said anything to her.
Thirty years on and now it's time for her boys to be converted/subjected.
Edited by: "Loathecliff" 12th May
KongDonkey12/05/2019 11:18

Should always be 42p


Should be part of a 'Right to Reside' test.
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Heat -

The HHGTTG to the galaxy audio books as narrated by S.Fry and M.Freeman are a great listen too
ReverendMelon12/05/2019 13:10

Heat added. Went to buy it for my kids and saw you can get all 5 in the …Heat added. Went to buy it for my kids and saw you can get all 5 in the Omnibus edition for £7.99 (not discounted), so bought that instead.


Nice, after a bit of digging around, inspired from your extra find, just got the Hardback in "like new" condition for £1.12 from Music Magpie's amazon store, left the "good" one for anyone else to nab
James_CTa12/05/2019 11:11

Would highly recommend, read all 5 in the series (I think it was 5 unless …Would highly recommend, read all 5 in the series (I think it was 5 unless more were added) and they were all brilliant. Should revisit them sometime.



There are 5 in the increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhikers' Trilogy. Unless you count the 6th written by Eoin Colfer.
Also 99p on Kobo for Part 1 and Dirk Gently

or £7.99 for the trilogy in 5 parts.
Drivel for the faux-smartass. And I quote:

"Hitchhiker’s Guide baffled as many as it thrilled, one Radio Times reader describing it as "the most fatuous, inane, childish, pointless, codswalloping drivel".
Edited by: "s2frost" 12th May
s2frost12/05/2019 22:59

Drivel for the faux-smartass. And I quote:"Hitchhiker’s Guide baffled as m …Drivel for the faux-smartass. And I quote:"Hitchhiker’s Guide baffled as many as it thrilled, one Radio Times reader describing it as "the most fatuous, inane, childish, pointless, codswalloping drivel".


A sobering reminder that this planet is still infested with the decendents of the middlemen of Golgafrincham.
They are so easily offended, yet incapable of recognising themselves.
Thus we, the enlightened, remain doomed
Edited by: "Loathecliff" 13th May
s2frost12/05/2019 22:59

Drivel for the faux-smartass. And I quote:"Hitchhiker’s Guide baffled as m …Drivel for the faux-smartass. And I quote:"Hitchhiker’s Guide baffled as many as it thrilled, one Radio Times reader describing it as "the most fatuous, inane, childish, pointless, codswalloping drivel".



Here's the full quote:

Like many great pieces of comedic writing, Hitchhiker’s Guide baffled as many as it thrilled, one Radio Times reader describing it as "the most fatuous, inane, childish, pointless, codswalloping drivel". Which, to those in tune with the inherent silliness of the Hitchhiker’s universe, sounds like a compliment.


It's true, some people don't get H2G2. I feel a little sorry for them. But only a little.
Belgium!
Amazing book
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