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Douglas Adams

Illustrated by Jonathan Burton

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Save 15% on The Hitchhiker series

Save 15% when you buy the Hitchhiker series

Our Douglas Adams set includes The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyLife, the Universe and Everything, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, So Long & Thanks for the Fish and Mostly Harmless.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams brilliantly combines science fiction with the finest tradition of English humour. In this, the first of his 'trilogy of five', he introduces Earthbound readers to Zaphod Beeblebrox, Marvin the Paranoid Android, Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters, the Babel fish and the stolen Heart of Gold starship. Ford knows how to see the Marvels of the Universe for less than thirty Altairian dollars a day, and is overjoyed to be back on the road. Arthur takes a different view. Cut adrift in a strange universe, his planet a smoking ruin, he frequently has to be reminded of the friendly advice inscribed on the cover of his new guidebook: DON'T PANIC.
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Life, the Universe and Everything
Stranded in a damp cave on prehistoric Earth (specifically, what will one day be Islington), Arthur Dent is suddenly hurled through an eddy in the space–time continuum. He lands, with Ford Prefect and a sofa, on Lords Cricket Ground – swiftly followed by a gang of robots who steal the Ashes before departing. From thereon in, things only become more complicated as we encounter Arthur’s nemesis, Agrajag, the unhappily immortal Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged, and the people of Krikkit, ‘a bunch of sweet guys … who just happen to want to kill everybody’.
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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Douglas Adams continues his ‘trilogy in five parts’ with the story of Arthur Dent and his friends. They have escaped the Vogons and are on the Heart of Gold spaceship, but it is not long before disaster strikes. Arthur asks the ship’s computer to make a cup of tea, which occupies it so completely that it is unable to evade an angry Vogon battleship. Fortunately, Zaphod’s great-grandfather (contacted during a séance) succeeds in rescuing the ship and sending Zaphod to the headquarters of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – where the trouble really begins. At least their adventures will take them to Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, ‘one of the most extraordinary ventures in the entire history of catering’.
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So Long & Thanks for the Fish
In the fourth installment of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, Arthur Dent finally comes home to Earth – somewhat inexplicably, given that it was destroyed by a Vogon Constructer Fleet. Very little has changed, and Arthur is more than happy to believe that his long, strange trip through time and space was simply a particularly alarming dream, but it seems the universe hasn’t finished with him yet. All of the dolphins have vanished from the Earth’s oceans, and Arthur has been left a gift-wrapped fishbowl bearing the cryptic inscription, ‘So long, and thanks for all the fish’. Along with Fenchurch, a woman with plenty of her own mysteries to solve, Arthur sets out to discover what it all means. Convinced that the secret lies in God’s Final Message to His Creation, they go in search of it.
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Mostly Harmless
Having lost Fenchurch in an incomprehensible hyperspace accident, Arthur Dent has settled on the remote planet of Lamuella, finally doing something he’s halfway decent at: making sandwiches. His peace is shattered by the unexpected arrival of his daughter Random, and then made infinitely worse by Ford Prefect, who has learned of something even more unpredictable than a teenage girl – a new, sinister version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The Guide MK II is slick, endlessly helpful and may just destroy the multiverse. No time for sandwiches, then.
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Production Details

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  • All books are:

  • Bound in glittered cloth, blocked with a design by Jonathan Burton
  • Set in Sabon
  • Illustrations by Jonathan Burton
  • 9" × 5¾"

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Introduced by Terry Jones
  • 192 pages
  • 8 colour illustrations

  • Life, the Universe and Everything
  • Introduced by Jon Canter
  • 208 pages
  • Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations

  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
  • Introduced by Adam Roberts
  • 224 pages
  • 8 colour illustrations

  • So Long, and Thanks for the Fish
  • 168 pages
  • Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations

  • Mostly Harmless
  • 232 pages
  • Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations

About the illustrator

Jonathan Burton has illustrated the entire Hitchhiker series for Folio. The novels are bursting with strange and wonderful incidents, and Burton has risen to the challenges presented by each one. Whether depicting Random’s initial brush with the surprisingly avian Guide Mk II, or Arthur and Ford riding a Perfectly Normal Beast into territories unknown, his witty images are the perfect guide to the Guide.

About the illustrator

Jonathan Burton has illustrated the entire Hitchhiker series for Folio. The novels are bursting with strange and wonderful incidents, and Burton has risen to the challenges presented by each one. Whether depicting Random’s initial brush with the surprisingly avian Guide Mk II, or Arthur and Ford riding a Perfectly Normal Beast into territories unknown, his witty images are the perfect guide to the Guide.

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