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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: 2/5 (Hitchhikers Guide 2) [Paperback]

Douglas Adams
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Book Description

The classic comic science fiction masterpiece with a new introduction by Mitch Benn. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description

When all issues of space, time, matter and the nature of being are resolved, only one question remains: Where shall we have dinner? The Restaurant at the End of the Universe provides the ultimate gastronomic experience and, for once, there is no morning after. Arthur Dent's odyssey through space continues as he takes a trip to the end of time itself in search of a decent meal, and accidentally alters the future of the entire human race . . . --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptation, comic book and bath towel.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's book was published 30 years ago on 12 October 1979 and its phenomenal success sent the book straight to Number One in the UK Bestseller List. In 1984 Douglas Adams became the youngest author to be awarded a Golden Pan. His series has sold over 15 million books in the UK, the US and Australia and was also a best seller in German, Swedish and many other languages.

Douglas lived with his wife and daughter in California, where he died suddenly in 2001.

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" In the beginning the Universe was created. This had made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. Many races believe that it was created by some sort of god, though the Jatravartid people of Viltvodle Six believe that the entire universe was in fact sneezed out the nose of a being called the Great Green Arkleseizure. The Jatravartids, who live in perpetual fear of the time they call the Coming of the Great White Handkerchief, are small blue creatures with more than fifty arms each, who are therefore unique in being the only race in history to have invented aerosol deodorant before the wheel. However, the Great Green Arkleseizure Theory is not widely excepted outside Viltvodle Six and so, the Universe being the puzzling place that it is, other explanations are constantly being sought.

For instance, a race of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings once built themselves a gigantic supercomputer called Deep Thought to calculate once and for all the Answer to the Ultimate Question of life, the Universe and Everything.
For seven and a half million years, Deep Thought computed and calculated, and in the end announced that the answer was in fact Forty-two-and so another, even bigger, computer had to be built to find out what the actual question was.

And this computer, which was called Earth, was so large that it was frequently mistaken for a planet-especially by the strange ape-like beings who roamed its surface, totally unaware that they were simply part of a gigantic computer program." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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