By Douglas Adams

"HYSTERICAL!"
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
The unsatisfied population of planet Krikkit are in poor health of taking a look at the evening sky above their heads--so they plan to wreck it. The universe, that's. Now basically 5 members stand among the white killer robots of Krikkit and their aim of overall annihilation.
They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered house and time traveller, who attempts to benefit how one can fly through throwing himself on the floor and lacking; Ford Prefect, his ally, who comes to a decision to head insane to work out if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vicepresident of the crusade for genuine Time, who travels in a boat powered through irrational habit; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-head honcho of the Universe; and Trillian, the attractive area cadet who's torn among a continual Thunder God and a truly depressed Beeblebrox.
How will all of it finish? Will it finish? merely this stalwart staff is aware as they struggle to sidestep "universal" Armageddon and retailer lifestyles as we all know it--and have no idea it!
"ADAMS IS a kind of infrequent TREASURES: an writer who, one senses, has as a lot enjoyable writing as one has reading."
--The Arizona day-by-day big name

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Doom confronts us all. " "I fancy somewhere sunny," said Ford. Ford and Arthur followed Slartibartfast into the ship and were so perplexed by what they saw inside it that they were totally unaware of what happened next outside. A spaceship, yet another one, but this one sleek and silver, descended from the sky on to the pitch, quietly, without fuss, its long legs unlocking in a smooth ballet of technology. It landed gently. It extended a short ramp. A tall grey-green figure marched briskly out and approached the small knot of people who were gathered in the centre of the pitch tending to the casualties of the recent bizarre massacre.

Suddenly, there was about Ford a sense of energy and purpose. "We're going," he said excitedly, and shivered with energy. "Where? " said Arthur. "I don't know," said Ford, "but I just feel that the time is right. Things are going to happen. " He lowered his voice to a whisper. " He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off. Arthur asked him to repeat what he had just said because he hadn't quite taken his meaning.

Arthur sat up. " he said. "Lord's Cricket Ground," said Ford. "Fine," said Arthur, and his consciousness stepped out again for a quick breather. His body flopped back on the grass. Ten minutes later, hunched over a cup of tea in the refreshment tent, the colour started to come back to his haggard face. " said Ford. "I'm home," said Arthur hoarsely. He closed his eyes and greedily inhaled the steam from his tea as if it was – well, as far as Arthur was concerned, as if it was tea, which it was. "I'm home," he repeated, "home.

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