|The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy|
|Collection of the main series books|
|Author|| Douglas Adams (1-5, Young Zaphod Plays It Safe)|
Eoin Colfer (6)
|Release Date||12 Oct. 1979 – 12 Oct. 2009|
|Publisher|| Pan Books (1-4)|
William Heinemann (5)
Penguin Books (6)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a sextet of science fiction books by Douglas Adams and Eoin Colfer (the latter continuing the last book after Adams' death). The series centres around Arthur Dent, a normal human who is plucked from Earth only moments before its destruction, as well as others such as Ford Prefect (a man from an area around Betelgeuse), Zaphod Beeblebrox (Ford's semi-cousin), Marvin the Paranoid Android and Trillian (formerly Tricia McMillan). The first book in the series and the series' namesake, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, was released on 12 October 1979.
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (12 Oct. 1979)
- The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1 Jan. 1980)
- Life, the Universe and Everything (1982)
- So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (1984)
- Mostly Harmless (1992)
- And Another Thing... (12 Oct. 2009)
- Young Zaphod Plays It Safe (1986)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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. It sold 250,000 copies in the first three months.
The book and podcast are about Arthur Dent, a normal earth man, and Ford Prefect, a man from an area around Betelgeuse along with his semi cousin Zaphod Beeblebrox. Zaphod is the president and accidentally picks up Ford and Arthur after Earth is destroyed. As Ford, Arthur, Zaphod, and Arthur's crush Trillian, travel through the galaxy they run into many problems leading to the sequel, "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe".