Douglas Noel Adams
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

So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish
Links, Hopefully not Missing
Bibliography

So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish

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.

Good thing for all of us that that idea came to him sometime later.

The Hitchhiker's Guide and the other books in "an increasingly misnamed trilogy" are some of the best loved books in science fiction. As well as best loved radio drama and computer game.

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.

File photo: Adams

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/ 
at the official site, there tributes and links to donation sites for DA's memory.

msnbc obit: http://www.msnbc.com/news/572417.asp 

quotes: http://www.chesco.com/~artman/douglas.html 

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Upcomingmovies

Bibliography

The best listing I've found is at anubis.: anubis.science.unitn.it/services/sf/DA/dnabibfaq.html 

Currently in print:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Paperback - November 1995)
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams (Paperback - November 1995)
Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams (Paperback - November 1995)
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish -- by Douglas Adams; Paperback
Mostly Harmless (Hitchhiker's Trilogy, No 5) -- by Douglas Adams; Paperback

other

Starship Titanic by Terry Jones, Douglas Adams (Introduction) (Paperback - November 1998)

Non-Fiction

The Prostitute in the Family Tree : Discovering Humor and Irony in the Bible
by Douglas Adams (Paperback - September 1997)
(God may or may not have a sense of humor, but DA finds the bible's laugh track.)

Last Chance to See
by Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine (Paperback - November 1992)
( A worldwide tour of endangered species)

Available for download from Audible.com:

The Hitchhiker's "Trilogy"

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams (Author); Audio Download running time: 5 hours
by Douglas Adams (Author)

Life, the Universe and Everything
by Douglas Adams (Author); Audio Download running time: 6 hours
by Douglas Adams (Author)

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
by Douglas Adams (Author); Audio Download running time: 6 hours
by Douglas Adams (Author)

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
by Douglas Adams (Author); Audio Download running time: 4 hours 30 min.
by Douglas Adams (Author)

Mostly Harmless
by Douglas Adams (Author); Audio Download running time: 6 hours
by Douglas Adams (Author)

The Adventures of Dirk Gently

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
by Douglas Adams (Author); Audio Download running time: 6 hours
by Douglas Adams (Author)

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
by Douglas Adams (Author); Audio Download running time: 6 hours
by Douglas Adams (Author)

Other

Starship Titanic [UNABRIDGED]
by Douglas Adams, Terry Jones (Audio Cassette - November 1997)