So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Volume Four in the Trilogy of Five
The international phenomenon that is
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy needs no introduction, but it's going to get one anyway. Douglas Adams originally created the comedy science fiction series as a radio drama in 1978, and it was soon adapted into a bestselling novel (selling over 15 million copies in his lifetime) - as well as into a variety of stage shows, comic books, a TV series, a feature film, and even a computer game. The infamous 'Trilogy in Five Parts' -
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy;
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe;
Life, The Universe and Everything;
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish; and
Mostly Harmless - follows the galactic (mis)adventures of Arthur Dent, a human who unexpectedly survives when planet Earth is demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. In between being alternately shot at and insulted by an extraordinary number of people, Dent discovers the cosmic significance of the number 42, the importance of knowing where your towel is, and just how hard it is to get a good cup of tea out there.
Douglas Adams created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptations, comic book and bath towel. He lectured and broadcast around the world and was a patron of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Save the Rhino International. Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge, UK and lived with his wife and daughter in Islington, London, before moving to Santa Barbara, California, where he died suddenly in 2001.
In addition to Hitchhiker, He is also the author of the Dirk Gently novels: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul and the unfinished The Salmon of Doubt.