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The Rough Guide to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Marcus O'Dair
  

The Rough Guide to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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A must have for all fans of the Hitchhikers series and also the perfect book for those who know nothing about them and would like to know (well, and actually reading the books helps with that) but this is a great book to dip in to and gives you a rundown on all the stories so far, goes some way to explaining some of the weird and wonderful concepts of the books and gives some interesting facts and stories about Douglas Adams himself.The perfect gift for any Hitchhiker fan.

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The Rough Guide to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Marcus O'Dair

Don't panic. The Rough Guide to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy explores the ever-expanding universe created by Douglas Adams - the must-have companion for both long-term enthusiasts and those discovering the Hitchhiker's stories for the first time. You'll find everything you need to know about the stories so far including the saga's numerous incarnations: books, TV show, movie, radio series and more. The guide covers key Hitchhiker's concepts and plot devices from tea, cricket and towels to small yellow fish and the stories behind all your favourite characters: Ford Prefect, Arthur Dent, Zaphod Beeblebox, Trisha McMillan and, of course, Marvin, the paranoid Android. The guide features useful background on the life and times of Douglas Adams unveilling his influences and passions and an overview of his other works. Newcomers will find the guide packed with accessible information whilst committed fans will love the online resources section which includes the lowdown on the official fanclub, ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha.

About the Author

Marcus O’Dair is a freelance journalist and broadcaster, who has written for The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Financial Times, and magazines including Word, The Wire, Plan B, Downbeat and The Idler. Marcus also presents The Independent’s music podcast.

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Publication date

1st October 2009

Author

Marcus O'Dair

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Publisher

Rough Guides Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

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Paperback

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Science Fiction
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ISBN

9781848362420

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