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Publication Order of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Books

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life, the Universe and Everything (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young Zaphod Plays It Safe (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mostly Harmless (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
And Another Thing... (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dirk Gently Books

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Salmon of Doubt (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Doctor Who Cross Cult Books

with James Goss, Gary Russell, Una McCormack
Shada (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Bang Generation (By: Gary Russell) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Starship Titanic (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Meaning of Liff (With: John Lloyd) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Chance to See (With: Mark Carwardine) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deeper Meaning of Liff (With: John Lloyd) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
42: The Wildly Improbable Ideas of Douglas Adams (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Doctor Who Anthologies

More Short Trips (By: Stephen Cole,Gary Russell) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Short Trips and Side Steps (By: Stephen Cole,Gary Russell,Jacqueline Rayner) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Companions (By: Gary Russell,Jacqueline Rayner) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reprecussions (By: Gary Russell) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales from the TARDIS: Volume 2: Multi-Doctor Stories (By: Gary Russell,Terrance Dicks,Peter Davison,Jon Pertwee,Colin Baker,Philip Martin) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Solar System (By: Gary Russell) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Centenarian (By: Gary Russell,Jacqueline Rayner) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghosts of Christmas (By: Dan Abnett,Trevor Baxendale,Gary Russell,Steven Savile,Joseph Lidster,Peter Anghelides,Cavan Scott,John Binns,Eddie Robson,Neil Corry,Scott Handcock,Simon Barnard,Iain McLaughlin,Ian Farrington,Richard Salter,Jonathan Clements,Paul Morris,MarkWright,Xanna Eve Chown,ColinHarvey,Mark Magrs,Ann Kelly,Michael Abberton,Scott Allan Woodard,Scott Matthewman) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doctor Who Stories (By: Matt Kemp) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queers Dig Time Lords (By: Mary Anne Mohanraj,Lee Mandelo,Rachel Swirsky,Gary Russell,David Llewellyn,Tanya Huff,Racheline Maltese,Melissa Scott,Amal El-Mohtar,Paul Magrs,Susan Jane Bigelow,Jennifer Pelland,John Barrowman,Hal Duncan,Michael Damian Thomas,Sigrid Ellis,Nigel Fairs,Carole E. Barrowman,Jed Hartman,Cody Schell,Emily Asher-Perrin,Paul F. Cockburn,Jason Tucker,Sarah J. Groenewege,Erik Stadnik,Scot Clarke,Julia Rios,Martin Warren,Neil Chester,Kaia Landelius,JohnRichards,Naamen Gobert Tilahun,Paul Kirkley) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Falls and Other Stories (By: Justin Richards,James Goss) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heroes and Monsters Collection (By: Jason Loborik,Gary Russell) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America (By: Gary Russell,Arnold T. Blumberg,Jennifer Adams Kelley,Steven Warren Hill,Nicholas Seidler,Robert Warnock,Janine Fennick,John Lavalie) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Doctor Who: Target Collection Books

Doctor Who and The Pirate Planet (With: James Goss) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Invasion (By: Jenny Colgan) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day of the Doctor (By: Steven Moffat) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rose (By: Russell T. Davies) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resurrection of the Daleks (By: Eric Saward) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revelation of the Daleks (By: Eric Saward) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crimson Horror (By: Mark Gatiss) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dalek (By: Robert Shearman) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witchfinders (By: Joy Wilkinson) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giggle (By: James Goss) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Doctor Who Novelizations Books

The Time of Angels (By: Trevor Baxendale) (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Daleks / Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks (By: David Whitaker) (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Zarbi (By: Bill Strutton) (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Crusaders (By: David Whitaker) (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Massacre (By: John Lucarotti) (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Sea-Devils (By: Malcolm Hulke) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion (By: Terrance Dicks) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters (By: Malcolm Hulke) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon (By: Malcolm Hulke) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks (By: Terrance Dicks) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Daemons (By: Barry Letts) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen (By: Terrance Dicks) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Cybermen (By: Gerry Davis) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Giant Robot (By: Terrance Dicks) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Terror of the Autons (By: Terrance Dicks) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Green Death (By: Malcolm Hulke) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Planet of the Spiders (By: Terrance Dicks) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Three Doctors (By: Terrance Dicks) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks (By: Terrance Dicks) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Revenge of the Cybermen (By: Terrance Dicks) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Web of Fear (By: Terrance Dicks) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster (By: Terrance Dicks) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion (By: Malcolm Hulke) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet (By: Gerry Davis) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet (By: Gerry Davis) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors (By: Brian Hayles) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Space War (By: Malcolm Hulke) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks (By: Terrance Dicks) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Dalek Invasion of Earth (By: Terrance Dicks) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Masque of Mandragora (By: Philip Hinchcliffe) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius (By: Terrance Dicks) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang (By: Terrance Dicks) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Carnival of Monsters (By: Terrance Dicks) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Face of Evil (By: Terrance Dicks) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Mutants (By: Terrance Dicks) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Planet of Evil (By: Terrance Dicks) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Seeds of Doom (By: Philip Hinchcliffe) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Claws of Axos (By: Terrance Dicks) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Ark in Space (By: Ian Marter) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Deadly Assassin (By: Terrance Dicks) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Time Warrior (By: Terrance Dicks) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Tomb of the Cybermen (By: Gerry Davis) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars (By: Terrance Dicks) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death to the Daleks (By: Terrance Dicks) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Horror of Fang Rock (By: Terrance Dicks) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Sontaran Experiment (By: Ian Marter) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Android Invasion (By: Terrance Dicks) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Image of the Fendahl (By: Terrance Dicks) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the War Games (By: Malcolm Hulke) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Hand of Fear (By: Terrance Dicks) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Robots of Death (By: Terrance Dicks) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy (By: Terrance Dicks) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Destiny of the Daleks (By: Terrance Dicks) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Ribos Operation (By: Ian Marter) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Androids of Tara (By: Terrance Dicks) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Stones of Blood (By: Terrance Dicks) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Armageddon Factor (By: Terrance Dicks) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Underworld (By: Terrance Dicks) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Invasion of Time (By: Terrance Dicks) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Monster of Peladon (By: Terrance Dicks) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Power of Kroll (By: Terrance Dicks) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Nightmare of Eden (By: Terrance Dicks) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Keys of Marinus (By: Philip Hinchcliffe) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Horns of Nimon (By: Terrance Dicks) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Creature from the Pit (By: David Fisher) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Enemy of the World (By: Ian Marter) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the State of Decay (By: Terrance Dicks) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and an Unearthly Child (By: Terrance Dicks) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Leisure Hive (By: David Fisher) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and Warriors' Gate (By: John Lydecker) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Keeper of Traken (By: Terrance Dicks) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Visitation (By: Eric Saward) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and theSunmakers (By: Terrance Dicks) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Logopolis (By: Christopher H. Bidmead) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meglos (By: Terrance Dicks) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four to Doomsday (By: Terrance Dicks) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time-Flight (By: Peter Grimwade) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terminus (By: John Lydecker) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Castrovalva (By: Christopher H. Bidmead) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arc of Infinity (By: Terrance Dicks) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mawdryn Undead (By: Peter Grimwade) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Earthshock (By: Ian Marter) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Five Doctors (By: Terrance Dicks) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kinda (By: Terrance Dicks) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snakedance (By: Terrance Dicks) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Aztecs (By: John Lucarotti) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dominators (By: Ian Marter) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enlightenment (By: Barbara Clegg) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inferno (By: Terrance Dicks) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warriors of the Deep (By: Terrance Dicks) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Highlanders (By: Gerry Davis) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frontios (By: Christopher H. Bidmead) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galaxy Four (By: William Emms) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gunfighters (By: Donald Cotton) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time Monster (By: Terrance Dicks) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Krotons (By: Terrance Dicks) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Planet of Fire (By: Peter Grimwade) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mind of Evil (By: Terrance Dicks) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Caves of Androzani (By: Terrance Dicks) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Myth Makers (By: Donald Cotton) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marco Polo (By: John Lucarotti) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Invasion (By: Ian Marter) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Awakening (By: Eric Pringle) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Two Doctors (By: Robert Holmes) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Timelash (By: Glen McCoy) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Faceless Ones (By: Terrance Dicks) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seeds of Death (By: Terrance Dicks) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ark (By: Paul Erickson) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Savages (By: Ian Stuart Black) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Orchid (By: Terence Dudley) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twin Dilemma (By: Eric Saward) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mark of the Rani (By: Pip Baker,Jane Baker) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Celestial Toymaker (By: Gerry Davis,AlisonBingeman) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King's Demons (By: Terence Dudley) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fury from the Deep (By: Victor Pemberton) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mind Robber (By: Peter Ling) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rescue (By: Ian Marter) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reign of Terror (By: Ian Marter) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time Meddler (By: Nigel Robinson) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ambassadors of Death (By: Terrance Dicks) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Space Museum (By: GlynJones) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sensorites (By: Nigel Robinson) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Romans (By: Donald Cotton) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterious Planet (By: Terrance Dicks) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time and the Rani (By: Pip Baker,Jane Baker) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Macra Terror (By: Ian Stuart Black) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terror of the Vervoids (By: Pip Baker,Jane Baker) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Underwater Menace (By: Nigel Robinson) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wheel in Space (By: Terrance Dicks) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edge of Destruction (By: Nigel Robinson) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Smugglers (By: Terrance Dicks) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vengeance on Varos (By: Philip Martin) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vengeance on Varos ) (By: Philip Martin) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ultimate Foe (By: Pip Baker,Jane Baker) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (By: Stephen Wyatt) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Delta and the Bannermen (By: Malcolm Kohll) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dalek's Master Plan: The Mutation of Time (By: John Peel) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paradise Towers (By: Stephen Wyatt) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The War Machines (By: Ian Stuart Black) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Attack of the Cybermen (By: Eric Saward) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragonfire (By: Ian Briggs) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chase (By: Terrance Dicks,John Peel) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mindwarp (By: Philip Martin) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silver Nemesis (By: Kevin Clarke) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Planet of Giants (By: Terrance Dicks) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Happiness Patrol (By: Graeme Curry) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Space Pirates (By: Terrance Dicks) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remembrance of the Daleks (By: Ben Aaronovitch,James Goss) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Survival (By: Rona Munro) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Light (By: Marc Platt) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Curse of Fenric (By: Ian Briggs) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battlefield (By: Marc Platt) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pescatons (By: Victor Pemberton) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Power of the Daleks (By: John Peel) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The TV Movie / The Novel of the Film (By: Gary Russell) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eleventh Hour (By: Trevor Baxendale) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Death (By: James Goss) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Invasion (By: Jenny Colgan) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rose (By: Russell T. Davies) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen (With: James Goss) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resurrection of the Daleks (By: Eric Saward) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crimson Horror (By: Mark Gatiss) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dalek (By: Robert Shearman) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witchfinders (By: Joy Wilkinson) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fires of Pompeii (By: James Moran) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wizards Of Odd(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time Traveler's Almanac(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Highly regarded during his time, British author Douglas Adams left behind a powerful legacy with his witty and extremely incisive brand of irreverent science-fiction. With both intelligence and creativity, he was to create a universe that would shed light on some of the greatest philosophical questions known to mankind. This is something that has not only been seen in print, but also within a variety of different mediums, such as radio, film, video-games and television.

Early and Personal Life

Born in 1952 on the 11th of March, Douglas Adams was brought up in East London after his family moved there from Cambridge. Shortly afterwards his sister, Susan, was born three years later followed by the divorce of their parents in 1957, as his mother then went to live in an RSPCA shelter in Brentwood with his grandparents. Douglas himself attended Brentwood School after passing their entrance exam before going onto learn at the prestigious Cambridge University where he graduated with a B.A. in English literature.

With an interest in writing formed at an early age, he was remembered for his creative work even as a child where he was regularly marked highly for his stories. This would lead him to write later on at great volume, giving him the encouragement he required as and when he needed it. Holding a strong interest in comedy, he took part in the highly exclusive ‘Cambridge Footlights’ after gaining an invitation to take part in their famously selective group. That then led to him developing his talents over time as he managed to create the unique and distinctive voice that his readers would come to appreciate him for. As some of his writing was published during his school days, he was already well prepared for what was to follow.

Writing Career

Originally wanting to make his break in radio and television, Douglas Adams headed to London with the hopes of getting his start there. That was when he met Graham Chapman from the legendary Monty Python, who gave him a role as a writer on the show, giving him an opportunity that had only been offered to one other being Neil Innes. Here he wrote a sketch for the show, as well as starring in it briefly, thus giving him his head-start within the industry.

Later they both worked briefly together on the comedy sketch-show ‘Out of the Trees’, but this didn’t get past the first TV pilot and was thought to then be wiped for a period of time until it resurfaced years later. After this Adams had to make ends meet through a series of low paid jobs, including hospital porter, builder and bodyguard. During this time he had a number of experiences that helped inform his later work, developing it even further. All the while he continued to write sketches and comedy as he carried on creating what was to be his unique voice.

After that he eventually got his next big opportunity when he wrote and performed to good review at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, followed by a period where he worked once again with Chapman. He soon got a chance to work in radio creating his infamous ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ show which he was to become famous for. Subsequently made a producer, then a script editor, he also worked on the show ‘Doctor Who’, writing a few episodes for that too. Soon writing the series of books derived from the show, he went onto create Dirk Gently in 1987, thus making his name and fulfilling his legacy as one of the most idiosyncratic voices within science-fiction to date.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

This was the series that would make his name creating a unique and distinctive look at the world that’s been unrivalled since. Famously starting out as a radio series that brought the medium forwards with its pioneering use of sound technology, it was soon adapted into this book. Later that was followed by a much beloved cult television series and, most recently, a Hollywood movie featuring Martin Freeman as its chief protagonist Arthur Dent.

Whilst the narrative has transformed a number of times across its many different mediums, it’s principal core plot remains ostensibly the same. Focusing on the journey of one Arthur Dent, it charts his travels after unwittingly getting his house bulldozed down by the council to make way for a bypass. Unbeknownst to the rest of humanity though is that, at that precise moment in time, the earth is also scheduled for demolition by a fleet of alien Vogons who aim to build their own intergalactic bypass. It quickly transpires that he’s befriended an alien himself over the years in the form of Ford Prefect, an intergalactic traveller writing for the ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ guidebook. They both then escape aboard the Vogon spacecraft just in time, as the earth is subsequently destroyed along with humanity, thus leaving Arthur as the sole human (or so he initially believes). What then occurs are a series of events that take them all across the universe, charted over a collection of highly influential novels that Adams wrote for the duration of his life.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

An underrated series that followed in the wake of the aforementioned Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Warm and humorous, it provided a smaller scaled counterpart to his other more epically scaled work. Also made into a television series of its own, it’s gained its own following over the years thanks to its witty observations and insightful characters.

Using a fragmented narrative device, the novel focuses on time travel as Dirk Gently solves mysteries of the inexplicable kind. Charting the evolution of humanity from the alien Salaxalans who populated the earth in ancient times, right up to the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, it’s expansive plot stretches across the entire progress of the human race. Within all this though is Dirk Gently who must piece together the case at hand, which begins with a seemingly innocuous magic trick performed at the Coleridge charity dinner he attends at his old college. Making a vase disappear might not be just a simple trick though as Dirk Gently traces it back through the wormhole into a world mystery and intrigue answering questions about the very nature of existence itself along the way.

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