Guide to Adams' Galaxy


DIRECT: Adams in 1980. He had a TV hit but wanted a film as well

If you've never met Arthur Dent, engaged the Improbability Drive or sipped a pan-galactic gargle blaster, stop reading now: this article may leave you as cold as a Vogon's heart. If, however, you're among the millions of fans of Douglas Adams, who died two years ago at 49, you can rejoice at the publication of the first major biography of the man who must be Britain's most popular cult author since Tolkien.

Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy began life as a BBC radio series 25 years ago this month, and went on to sell millions of copies...

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