How We Made: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Posted on 4th May 2021 by Mark Skinner

Don't Panic! It's the 42nd anniversary of Douglas Adam's comic classic.

Not many books make a big fanfare about their 42nd anniversary but fans will know why this year is important for Douglas Adams's comic masterpiece. To celebrate its enduring legacy we speak with long-time friends, colleagues, collaborators and fans to try and put our finger on why the universe he created remains so popular today. From his famed struggles with deadlines to the legendary tales that surround his ideas, we take a look at what made him so funny and still so very much missed by all.

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Published to coincide with the 42nd anniversary of the original publication of Douglas Adams’s comic sci-fi classic, this stunning edition boasts gorgeous new artwork from former Waterstones Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell, that fit the text perfectly.

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Boasting concepts and characters that have passed into the national fabric, Adams’s mind-blowingly imaginative absurdist spin on science fiction makes the transition from radio to novel with consummate ease.
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