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- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 1979
- The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, 1980
- Life, the Universe and Everything, 1982
- So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, 1984
- Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, 1987
- Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul , 1988
- Last Chance to See, 1990
- Mostly Harmless, 1992
- The Salmon of Doubt, 1995
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Douglas NoŽl Adams (March 11, 1952 - May 11, 2001), known to some fans as Bop Ad or Bob (after his illegible signature), or by his initials "DNA", was a cult British comic radio dramatist, amateur musician and author, most notably of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series (HHGG or H2G2). Hitchhiker's began on radio, and developed into a "trilogy" of five books (which sold more than fifteen million copies during his lifetime) as well as a television series, a towel, a computer game and a feature film that was completed after Adams's death.
In addition to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams wrote or co-wrote three stories of science fiction staple Doctor Who, and served the series as Script Editor during the seventeenth season. His other written works include the Dirk Gently novels, and co-author credits on two Liff books and Last Chance to See, itself based on a radio series. Adams also originated the idea for the computer game Starship Titanic, which was realized by a company that Adams co-founded, and adapted into a novel by Terry Jones. A posthumous collection of essays and other material, including an incomplete novel, was published as The Salmon of Doubt in 2002. His fans and friends also knew Adams as an environmental activist and a lover of fast cars, cameras, the Apple Macintosh, and other "techno gizmos." He was a keen technologist, using such inventions as e-mail and Usenet before they became widely popular, or even widely known.
Adams was a self-described "radical atheist". Towards the end of his life, he was a sought-after lecturer on topics including technology and the environment. Since his death at the age of 49, he is still widely revered in science fiction and fantasy fandom circles.