Life, the Universe and Everything
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads--so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the white killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation.
They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time traveler, who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the ground and missing; Ford Prefect, his best friend, who decides to go insane to see if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vicepresident of the Campaign for Real Time, who travels in a ship powered by irrational behavior; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-head honcho of the Universe; and Trillian, the sexy space cadet who is torn between a persistent Thunder God and a very depressed Beeblebrox.
How will it all end? Will it end? Only this stalwart crew knows as they try to avert "universal" Armageddon and save life as we know it--and don't know it!
"ADAMS IS ONE OF THOSE RARE TREASURES: an author who, one senses, has as much fun writing as one has reading."
--The Arizona Daily Star
From the Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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