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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

 By Douglas Adams

 

Synopsis

One Thursday lunchtime Earth is unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this is already more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun. And the Galaxy is a very, very large and startling place indeed.

 

It is a playful and surreal comic science fiction novel about a man travelling through the universe.

 

Setting

 The universe

Themes

Meaninglessness

Search for knowledge

Absurdity

 

Genre

 Comic Science-fiction

Educational Aspects

  • Introduction to science-fiction

  • Comedic writing