newgen books for YA readers
Search our site
I Stop Somewhere by T. E. Carter Read the opening extract of the brand new T. E. Carter book before its publication on 19/04/2018

Douglas Adams Book and Novel

Douglas Adams - Author


Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptation, comic book and bath towel. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was published thirty years ago......on 12 October 1979 and its phenomenal success sent the book straight to number one in the UK bestseller list. In 1984 Douglas Adams became the youngest author to be awarded a Golden Pan. His series has sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia and was also a bestseller in German and many other languages. The feature film starring Martin Freeman and Zooey Deschanel with Stephen Fry as the Guide was released in 2005 using much of Douglas’s original script and ideas. Douglas lived with his wife and daughter in Islington, North London, and briefly in California, where he died in 2001.

If you like Douglas Adams you might also like to read books by Terry Pratchett, Linda Howard and Robert Rankin.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Omnibus A Trilogy in Five Parts by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Omnibus A Trilogy in Five Parts
Douglas Adams
Don't Panic: collected together in the Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy are the five titles that comprise Douglas Adams' wildly popular and wholly remarkable comedy science fiction series, with a special introduction from the author. Eoin Colfer has been a fan of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/11/2017
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams
Even 30 years on this is still a fresh and funny series of stories, whether you read them or listen to the original BBC radio shows. The anarchic, or ‘random’ to use modern parlance, plot, place settings and characters makes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2009
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Douglas Adams
The 2nd installment of this brilliant Sci fi comedy continues. Who really runs the universe? What happens when the universe stops? And why Hairdressers and Advertising Account Execs bugger up the most sophisticated computer in all of creation! Sublime writing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2009
Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams
Life, the Universe and Everything
Douglas Adams
3rd in the series and the first one that was written as a book as opposed to being adapted from the radio scripts. Zaphod, Trillian, Ford, Arthur and the hilariously named Slartibartfast reunite, at Lords Cricket ground (don’t ask) to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2009
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Douglas Adams
4th in the series and really not one you can jump into – so stop trying to save time and start at the beginning to have any hope of understanding what is going on! The Earth was gone –...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2009
Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams
Mostly Harmless
Douglas Adams
5th and final, the title refers very neatly to the ‘expanded entry’ Ford Prefect got into the Hitchikers Guide after being stranded on Earth for 15 years and if you didn’t know that click here to go back to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2009
The Dirk Gently Omnibus by Douglas Adams
The Dirk Gently Omnibus
Douglas Adams
Forget the clumsy recent TV adaptation and go back to the original books. Dirk is, unlike Sherlock Holmes, a detective who never eliminates the impossible. Cue hilarious mishaps and a meandering way to get to the truth or the culprit....
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2001
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy : Primary Phase by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy : Primary Phase
Douglas Adams
To hear a sample from this audiobook click here. The 40 Best Audio books comment: On the day that Earth is demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass, Arthur Dent is rescued...
Format: Cd-audio - Released: 02/04/2001
The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Secondary Phase by Douglas Adams
The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Secondary Phase
Douglas Adams
To hear a sample from this audiobook click here. Read by: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan, Stephen Moore Unabridged Length: 3 hours and 50 min.
Format: CD-Audio - Released: 02/04/2001

Loading other books by Douglas Adams...


Author Info

Author's Website

www.douglasadams.com/

Author's Facebook

Find Douglas Adams on Facebook

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...

Did you know

At Lovereading you can download and read an Opening Extract and an online review of books by Douglas Adams and hundreds of other authors.

Author 'Like for Like' recommendations


Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

Lovereading is a wonderful way to expand my literary horizons, discover inspiring authors & get the chance to read new novels first. #loveit

Zarina de Ruiter

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

The books for review are always great reads, brilliantly written, and introduces me to a huge variety of, established and new, authors.

Lesley Hart

A great place to go to find your next literary escape, and where you don't have to judge a book by its cover!

Suzanne Beney

Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools