1952 - 2001
"Don't Panic" - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
"I was hitchhiking around Europe in 1971, when I was 18, with this copy of A Hitchhiker's Guide to Europe. At one point I found myself lying in the middle of a field, a little bit drunk, when it occurred to me that somebody should write a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It didn't occur to me that it might actually be me years later." - Douglas Adams
Looking up into the night sky, Douglas Adams once remarked to himself that someone should write a
hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy.
He says that at the time, he didn't consider himself among the candidates.
Douglas Adams had one of those wonderfully inventive minds that could find the absurd in the mundane, clothe it in the bizarre and present it as at once amusing and revealing.
And then he died at 49 while working out at a gym on the 11th of May, 2001. Absurd to the end. Despite the Guides most useful advice, may we panic now? No. More than almost anyone else I can think of, DA will live on in his works.
I have a cousin with whom I share an affection for Adams writing. He's retarded but loves the stories. I find that interesting. I've never thought of my cousin as stupid, and that he finds enjoyment in DA no doubt has something to do with it.
I've always loved Adam's work, his humor. I think the mission of those who share that affection should be to keep introducing him to new generations.
Ernest Lilley - Editor, SFRevu
Not So Missing Links
Official Site: http://www.douglasadams.com/
msnbc obit: http://www.msnbc.com/news/572417.asp
The best listing I've found is at anubis.: anubis.science.unitn.it/services/sf/DA/dnabibfaq.html
Currently in print:
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by
Douglas Adams (Paperback - November 1995)
Starship Titanic by Terry Jones, Douglas Adams (Introduction) (Paperback - November 1998)
Prostitute in the Family Tree : Discovering Humor and Irony in the Bible
Chance to See
Available for download from Audible.com:
The Hitchhiker's "Trilogy"
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
the Universe and Everything
Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
The Adventures of Dirk Gently
Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul