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Answer to Life
The "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything", which is one of the things from the series that has entered pop culture.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a science fiction comedy series by Douglas Adams. It started out as a radio show series for the BBC Radio 4 in 1978. Afterwards Adams wrote a series of five books, which came out from 1979 to 1992. In 1981 it was made into a television series, and in 2005 a movie of the story was made. It has also been a computer game, and several stage plays and comic books. Douglas Adams also suggested he would write a sixth book but he died before he could complete it, so Eoin Colfer wrote the sixth book in the series.


The six books in the Hitchhiker's Guide series 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
  • Mostly Harmless
  • And Another Thing

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