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Adams wrote “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”, which I’m sure a few people have heard of since it got made into a movie recently. I haven’t actually seen the movie yet, and don’t plan to, my hubby saw it and said it was so-so. Anyways, the books…HHGTTG is the first in the 5 book series that spans millennial and is all about Life, the Universe and Everything.  It’s basically a satirical view of the world, that in my opinion is second to none.

The five books in order are “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”; “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe”;”Life, the Universe and Everything”; “So Long and Thanks for All the Fish” and “Mostly Harmless”.  Oh, and there is a sort of 6th book in the series, it’s called the “Salmon of Doubt”, it was published after Adams passed away, and contains a bunch of material he wrote but that hadn’t been published.

The series basically follows Arthur Dent, a pretty average human (though a little dense), through all these events that he just kind of goes through.  Much the same way that life picks most of us up and carries us along whether we were ready for it to or not.  Some of the other characters are a fellow human Trillian McMillan, Ford Prefect an alien friend of Arthur’s,  Zaphod Beeblebrox, a two headed alien who was once the President of the Galaxy, and Marvin, a depressed robot with the intelligence of 50,000 humans.

My favorite is “The Restaurant”, because he tells about how humans came to inhabit the earth, and also where Dent learns how to fly.   I’ll tell you the secret to flying: Jump at the ground, but miss.  ^^

This series I consider a must read by all sci-fi fans and non-fans alike…you’re truely missing out on a chance to get to know the huma