The Anthology at the End of the Universe: Leading Science Fiction Authors on Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
BenBella Books, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 199 pages
** COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED ** Every aspect of the science fiction classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is analyzed in a variety of quirky ways in this collection of essays. Topics include the logistics of the restaurant at the end of the universe, how the Internet is creating the real Hitchhiker's Guide, an assessment of Vogon poetry, and an analysis of computing. The essays are written by both science fiction greats, such as Cory Doctorow, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Stephen Baxter, Jacqueline Carey, and Alastair Reynolds, and up-and-coming writers.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - shinmatsu - LibraryThing
For anyone who loves Douglas Adams, or his novels, this one is great. Gives other views on different subjects seen throughout Adams' "trilogy." Read full review
Excellent source for all things Guide related.
Used (and cited) many of the essays within this anthology in my senior research paper and plan to reread the Guide now that I have been given this new insight to the deeper meanings of it. From User interface to 42 to happy doors the essays within this book reveal, uncover and open doors to thinking which can only be imagined once you have started.
Plan on coming back to this series with any future literary essay I need.