'If you're a fan and even if you bought the original, the updated Don't Panic: Douglas Adams and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a must buy' --- SFF Media
'From the Introduction to the Acknowledgements it was difficult to put down. 5/5' --- Sci-Fi Mafia
'If you're a Douglas Adams fan or a fan of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Don't Panic is a must have for your collection' --- Blog Critics
From the Author
As co-author of the latest edition of this book, it behoves me to explain precisely who did what, as there seems to be some confusion among both readers and reviewers.
Don't Panic was first published in 1988 (subtitled: The Official Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Companion). That book (which in terms of this edition is chapters 1-22 and all five appendices) was by Neil Gaiman.
In 1993, the book was updated (and the subtitle altered). Four new chapters (23-26) were added, written by David K Dickson (who should not be confused with the actor David Dixon from the Hitchhiker's Guide TV series).
This third edition, published in 2002 one year after Douglas Adams' untimely passing, was updated yet again, this time by myself (MJ Simpson). I wrote chapters 27-30 and also had the depressing job of altering much of the previous text to the past tense.
For contractual reasons, only Neil's name can be shown on the cover, but David and I are credited with 'Additional material by' on the title page.
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