The unexpected death of Douglas Adams caught his readers by complete surprise. The author was certainly the premiere humorist of science fiction and, genre aside, one of the funniest novelists ever. His career spanned the five books in the "increasingly inaccurately named" HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY trilogy, as well as the DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY books, a HITCHHIKER TV series, connections with MONTY PYTHON and a short stint as story editor for DOCTOR WHO.
Read and loved by millions, the writer left his latest book, THE SALMON OF DOUBT, far from finished. Thankfully, Harmony books, a division of Random House, has worked with Adams' estate to assemble a new compendium that not only features a selection of the author's best short fiction and essays, but also some of Adams' personal papers, letters and interviews.