The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (sometimes referred to as HG2G, HHGTTG, H2G2, or tHGttG) is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams. Originally a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978, it was later adapted to other formats, including stage shows, novels, comic books, a 1981 TV series, a 1984 video game, and 2005 feature film.

A prominent series in British popular culture, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has become an international multi-media phenomenon; the novels are the most widely distributed, having been translated into more than 30 languages by 2005. In 2017, BBC Radio 4 announced a 40th-anniversary celebration with Dirk Maggs, one of the original producers, in charge. This sixth series of the sci-fi spoof has been based on Eoin Colfer’s book And Another Thing, with additional unpublished material by Douglas Adams. The first of six new episodes was broadcast on 8 March 2018.

The broad narrative of Hitchhiker follows the misadventures of the last surviving man, Arthur Dent, following the demolition of the planet Earth by a Vogon constructor fleet to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Dent is rescued from Earth’s destruction by Ford Prefect—a human-like alien writer for the eccentric, electronic travel guide The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy—by hitchhiking onto a passing Vogon spacecraft. Following his rescue, Dent explores the galaxy with Prefect and encounters Trillian, another human who had been taken from Earth (prior to its destruction) by the two-headed President of the Galaxy Zaphod Beeblebrox and the depressed Marvin, the Paranoid Android. Certain narrative details were changed among the various adaptations.

Order of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Books

Below is the list of all The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books by Douglas Adams in their chronological order:

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxyDouglas Adams1979 Amazon Kindle
The Restaurant at the End of the UniverseDouglas Adams1980 Amazon Kindle
Life, the Universe and EverythingDouglas Adams1982 Amazon Kindle
So Long, and Thanks for All the FishDouglas Adams1984 Amazon Kindle
Mostly HarmlessDouglas Adams1992 Amazon Kindle
And Another Thing…Eoin Colfer2009 Amazon Kindle

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