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The "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything", which is one of the things from the series that has entered pop culture.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a science fiction comedy series by Douglas Adams. It started out as a radio show series for the BBC Radio 4 in 1978. Afterwards Adams wrote a series of five books, which came out from 1979 to 1992. In 1981 it was made into a television series, and in 2005 a movie of the story was made. It has also been a computer game, and several stage plays and comic books. Douglas Adams also suggested he would write a sixth book but he died before he could complete it, so Eoin Colfer wrote the sixth book in the series.


The six books in the Hitchhiker's Guide series are:

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
  • Life, the Universe and Everything
  • So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish
  • Mostly Harmless
  • And Another Thing