If You Like Douglas Adams

  • If You Like Douglas Adams

“Science fiction with a sense of humor summarizes Douglas Adams’s well-known Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a satire which follows a human and his alien friend through a series of misadventures. That work and its sequels comically skewer the conventions of science fiction. Adams brings his adoit sense of humor to other genres as well, tackling detective fiction with Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, and non-fiction. More than just a satirist, Adams presents well rounded comic characters, not just cardboard cutouts designed for laughs.”*

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