The Anthology at the End of the Universe: Leading Science Fiction Authors on Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Glenn Yeffeth
BenBella Books, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 199 pages
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** 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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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

Contents

Beware of the Leopard
1
That About Wraps it Up for Oolon Colluphid
11
A Genuine H2G2Minus the Editors
25
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxyand Its Impact on Real Computer Science
35
42
47
A Considerationof Certain Aspects of Vogon Poetry
65
The Holy Trilogy
73
The Zen of 42
83
Douglas Adams and the Rule of Unreason
117
Douglas Adams and the End of the Universe in Science Fiction
125
Digital Watches May Be a Pretty Neat Idea But Peanuts and Beer Are What Get You Through the Apocalypse
133
The Only Sane Man in the Universe
145
Douglas Adams and the Wisdom of Madness
157
A Talk with Douglas Adams
169
Another Fine Mess
179
Words to Live By
187

The Image of the Towel in a Vagabond UniverseA Semiotic SemiOdd Excursion
97
Yes I Got It
105
You Cant Go Home Again Damn It Even If Your Planet Hasnt Been Blown Up By Vogons
111
Goodnight Marvin
197
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Glenn Yeffeth is the editor of Seven Seasons of Buffy and Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

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