Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy Author:Douglas Adams Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher revised edition of the The Hitchiker'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... more » by a galaxyful of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three armed ex hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian (formerly Tricia McMillan), Zaphod's girlfriend, whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party one upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he's bought over the years.
Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? For all the answers, stick your thumb to the stars.« less