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Svanya2KAdmin4298 XPMar-11-2013 1:28 AM
Remembering celebrated author and humorist Douglas Adams on his 61st birthday. Adams, who tragically passed away from a heart attack at the age of 49 on May 11, 2001, is best known for his cult classic "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
[Center]Here is the full H2G2 AudioBook, read by Stephen Fry[/Center]
[Center][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwdPxGEeKPo][b]PT 1/2 The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy | Audiobook[/b][/url][/Center]
[Center][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ_ccfoBwOA][b]PT 2/2 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy | Audiobook[/b][/url][/Center]
Born on March 11, 1952, Douglas Noel Adams was an English writer, humorist and dramatist born in Cambridge England. From early age, he showed a flair for writing. After graduating in English literature in 1974, he he moved to London with an aim to become a TV and radio writer.
Adams's career took off after he got an opportunity to work with the BBC as a radio producer. While working with BBC, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was born as a science-fiction comedy series for the radio. The first series - consisting of six episodes - was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March and April 1978, and received an excellent response. A seventh episode was broadcast on December 24, 1978.
The series were adapted into a book and it was first published in 1979. The book sold over 250,000 copies within three months of its release.
A second series of five episodes was broadcast one per night, during the week of 21-25 January 1980. Four more books followed, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980), Life, the Universe and Everything (1982), So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (1984) and Mostly Harmless (1992).
He also co-wrote Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life" (1983) and wrote three stories for the television series "Doctor Who."
2 Responses to Scified pays tribute to H2G2 author Douglas Adams on his 61st birthday.
MateoNoobMember0 XPMar-11-2013 9:45 AM
Thanks for sharing!
SawaNoobMember4 XPMar-11-2013 2:52 PM
[center][/center]I first became aware Douglas, when seeing the H2G2 1981 TV show, placed in the Doctor Who slot (in about 1983-84). I loved the show, & found the books shortly after. Although, I did not dare tell a soul about it all.
[b]Douglas Adams:[/b] I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
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Happy Birthday, Doug.
Thanks Svanya. ^_^
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