Don't Panic : Douglas Adams and the "Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy", Hardback

Don't Panic : Douglas Adams and the "Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy" Hardback

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"It's all devastatingly true - except the bits that are lies. - Douglas Adams
Don't Panic celebrates the life of an ape-descended human called Douglas Adams who, in a field in Innsbruck in 1971, had an idea.
This is also the story of what that idea became: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - the original radio series which started it all, and the five book trilogy', the TV series, almost-film, computer game, towel and website that followed. Acclaimed author Neil Gaiman also tells the whole story of Liff, the Universe of Dirk Gently, and everything else Douglas ever worked on.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 5pp b/w illustrations
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9781840237429



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Don't Panic is a wonderfully written, inspiring and touching biography of Douglas Adams, told by the people who worked with him and drawn together by Neil Gaiman. This book provides perspective on the work, and on Adams himself, that make hitchikers itself an even better read. A must-read for any hitchhikers fan.

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A fascinating look at Douglas Adams' life (a bit) and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (a lot). It was most fascinating for revealing the tortured process that Adams underwent in writing his books, plays and radio programs. Perhaps not a book for anyone except Hitchhiker's fans, this is still well written and a fascinating look at the writer and his works.

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