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Adams, Douglas, 1952-2001. Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy (Novel)


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  • Work Begun

    • 1979
  • Work Locale

    • (naf) Great Britain
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    • Novel
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    • (aat) Novels
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    • (lcsh) Fiction
    • (lcsh) Humorous stories
    • (lcsh) Science fiction
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    • (gsafd) Humorous fiction
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    • us: Adams, Douglas, 1952-2001. Hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy (Novel)
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    • found: The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, 2005, c1979.
    • found: Wikipedia, April 28, 2014:The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (novel) (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the first of five books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction "trilogy" by Douglas Adams (with the sixth written by Eoin Colfer). The novel is an adaptation of the first four parts of Adams' radio series of the same name. The novel was first published in London on 12 October 1979; Country: United Kingdom) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (radio series) (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a science fiction comedy radio series written by Douglas Adams (with some material in the first series provided by John Lloyd). It was originally broadcast in the United Kingdom by BBC Radio 4 in 1978, and afterwards the BBC World Service, National Public Radio in the U.S. and CBC Radio in Canada; Adams adapted the first series into a best-selling novel in 1979; The success of the series encouraged Adams to adapt it into a novel, which was based on the first four Fits and released in the second week of October 1979) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (The different versions of the series spell the title differently--thus Hitch-Hiker's Guide, Hitch Hiker's Guide and Hitchhiker's Guide are used in different editions (US or UK), formats (audio or print) and compilations of the book. Some editions used different spellings on the spine and title page. The BBC's h2g2 style manual claims that Hitchhiker's Guide is the spelling Adams preferred. At least two reference works make note of the inconsistency in the titles. Both, however, repeat the statement that Adams decided in 2000 that "everyone should spell it the same way [one word, no hyphen] from then on.")
    • found: The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy : the original radio scripts, 2003, Kindle edition, via Amazon.com, viewed on April 28, 2014(Hitchhiker's was spelled in almost all possible ways from its creation in 1978: in October 2000 Douglas Adams decided that everyone should spell it the same way from then on. In the 25th Anniversary Edition we have used his preferred spelling in the new material, and in the original material it is printed as it was in 1985.) Introduction to first edition (The hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy) Introduction to the 25th Anniversary Edition (Hitchhiker's)
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    • 2014-04-28: new
    • 2014-05-29: revised
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