Life, the Universe and Everything

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Pan Macmillan, Sep 1, 2009 - Fiction
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In Life, the Universe and Everything, the third title in Douglas Adams' blockbusting sci-fi comedy series, Arthur Dent finds himself enlisted to prevent a galactic war.

Following a number of stunning catastrophes, which have involved him being alternately blown up and insulted in ever stranger regions of the Galaxy, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. An eddy in the space-time continuum lands him, Ford Prefect, and their flying sofa in the middle of the cricket ground at Lord's, just two days before the world is due to be destroyed by the Vogons.

Escaping the end of the world for a second time, Arthur, Ford, and their old friend Slartibartfast embark (reluctantly) on a mission to save the whole galaxy from fanatical robots. Not bad for a man in his dressing gown . . .

With exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Simon Brett.

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

This book is billed on the cover as "The Cosmic Conclusion to the Hitchhiker's Trilogy" but as we all know Adams later published So Long and Thanks for all the Fish so it's not really the conclusion. You've got to love a guy who writes four books for a trilogy. Read full review

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User Review  - nx74defiant - LibraryThing

Another great book. "I went mad for a while, did me no end of good" Ford Perfect. The knack of flying is learning to throw yourself at the groin and missing. I love the SEP field. You don't need to ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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.

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