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Oct 12 2011

Don’t Panic!

by Joseph M

On Monday’s blog post we looked at a list of the top 100 scifi and fantasy novels as compiled by users of NPR’s website.  Today I’d like to talk about the book that came in at second place: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

First published as a novel on October 12, 1979, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy started out as a BBC radio comedy and has since been adapted into a variety of other mediums, including a stage play, several TV adaptations, a computer game, a comic book series, and a major Hollywood film.  It also led to the other books in the Hitchhiker’s “trilogy”: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, The Universe, and Everything; So Long and Thanks for All The Fish, and Mostly Harmless.  The series follows the adventures of hapless protagonist Arthur Dent and his companions, and can be conveniently enjoyed in a single volume, available at the library.

I have a great personal fondness for the series, and I hope you enjoy it too!

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ToshNorfair October 15, 2011 at 9:43 AM

One of my all time favorite books (series). I was shocked to see that it was number 2 on the list.

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