In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Call Me Ishmael.”
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.
If you don’t know what book that’s from you need to go out and buy it. The Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy is Douglas Adams bestselling science fiction novel. It is known world wide and has been made into a radio series, tv series, movie, comic books, video game, audio books. This book was first published in London, October 12th, 1979.
It hit the United States in October 1980 in Hardcover and 1981 in paperback. To date, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy has sold over 14 million copies.
Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.
Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker’s Guide (“A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have”) and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox–the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod’s girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.
Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don’t forget to bring a towel!
If you enjoy science fiction and love to laugh, you should pick this book up. A lot of people might have seen the movie, but the book is a whole lot better. The book is written in such a way that it is a nonstop laugh fest. If you are interested than click on the book image below to check it out on the kindle.