This Omnibus Edition Includes the First 4 books in the "Hitchhikers guide Trilogy" 5 book set.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is also the title of the first of five books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction series by Douglas Adams. The novel is an adaptation of the first four parts of Adams's radio series of the same name. The novel was first published in London in October 1979.
The novel takes its name the fictional The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a guide book for hitchhikers (inspired by the Hitch-hiker's Guide to Europe) written in the form of an encyclopedia.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is the second book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It was originally published by Pan Books as a paperback. It takes its name from Milliway's, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, one of the settings of the book.
Life, the Universe and Everything is the third book in the five-volume Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The title refers to the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything.
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish is the fourth book of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Its title is the message left by the >dolphins when they departed Planet Earth just before it was demolished to make way for a hyperspatial express route, as described in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The phrase has since been adopted by some science fiction fans as a humorous way to say "goodbye" and a song of the same name was featured in the 2005 film adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
This is one of those books you just have to read to believe. It's laugh-out-loud funny more times than a whole season of Red Dwarf and it has more memorable characters than the Bible! Also it has some of the most crazy ideas in the history of literature!
Beneath all the fun and frolics is actually a pretty decent, if utterly over-the-top story. Genuinly funny and definately one of the greatest books in SciFi... A must-read for anyone with a sense of humour!
Written by Antony, 01 February 2009.