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Douglas Adams (1) (1952–2001)

Autor/a de The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Sobre l'autor

Douglas Noel Adams (sometimes referred to Bop Ad because of his distinctive signature) was born in Cambridge, England, on March 11, 1952 and educated at St. John's College at Cambridge University. He graduated with honors in English Literature in 1974. In addition to being a writer/editor for mostra'n més radio, television, and stage, Adams has worked as a hospital reporter, barn builder, and radio producer. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 1979, one of his bestselling humor and science fiction novels, was originally a radio series. It was the first in a four-book series that includes The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe, and Everything, and So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. He once stated that the idea for his first novel came while he was "lying drunk in a field in Innsbruck and gazing at the stars." He pokes fun at humanity by mixing science fiction with humor. Adams's additional books include The Meaning of Liff; The Deeper Meaning of Liff; Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency; The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul; and Mostly Harmless. He has also co-authored the book Last Chance to See, about endangered species. Douglas Adams died May 11, 2001 of a heart attack in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 49. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979) — Autor — 38,434 exemplars
Life, the Universe and Everything (1982) — Autor — 15,569 exemplars
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (1984) 14,189 exemplars
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987) — Autor — 13,760 exemplars
Mostly Harmless (1992) 12,405 exemplars
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988) 12,118 exemplars
The Salmon of Doubt (2002) 6,520 exemplars
Last Chance to See (1990) 4,089 exemplars
The Deeper Meaning of Liff (1990) 1,627 exemplars
The Meaning of Liff (1983) 1,448 exemplars
The Hitchhiker's Trilogy (1983) 327 exemplars
Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet (2017) 123 exemplars
Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen (2018) 102 exemplars
Shada (2003) — Autor — 69 exemplars
Young Zaphod Plays It Safe (1986) 69 exemplars
Doctor Who: City of Death [TV serial] (1979) — Writer (as David Agnew) — 54 exemplars
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (BBC Audio) (2007) — Autor — 50 exemplars
Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book (1986) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
Doctor Who: Shada [TV serial] (2013) — Writer — 35 exemplars
Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet [TV serial] (2002) — Writer — 17 exemplars
Zu den Sternen! (2009) 2 exemplars
Douglas Adams-4 Vols (Boxed) (1988) 1 exemplars
Dont panic 1 exemplars
Robot Dreams 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic (1997) — Autor — 2,640 exemplars
Shada: The Lost Adventure (2012) — Original Script — 717 exemplars
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996) — Col·laborador — 625 exemplars
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [2005 film] (2005) — Original book — 611 exemplars
The Time Traveller's Almanac (2013) — Col·laborador — 557 exemplars
Sunset at Blandings (1977) — Pròleg, algunes edicions502 exemplars
City of Death (2015) — Original Script — 227 exemplars
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [complete BBC TV series - 1981] (1981) — Screenwriter; Actor — 160 exemplars
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Authorized Collection (1993) — Original Author — 125 exemplars
Doctor Who: Destiny of the Daleks [TV serial] (2008) — Script editor — 38 exemplars
Not 1982 (1981)algunes edicions32 exemplars
Simulations: 15 Tales of Virtual Reality (Citadel Twilight) (1993) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe {graphic novel, 1-3} (1998) — Original Author — 17 exemplars
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Book Three of Three (1993) — Original Author — 16 exemplars
A Feast of Stories (1996) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Talkback, Volume Two: The Seventies (2006) — Interviewee — 13 exemplars
Life, the Universe and Everything {graphic novel, 1-3} (1996) — Original Author — 12 exemplars
Life, the Universe and Everything - Book One of Three (1996) — Original Author — 6 exemplars
Life, the Universe and Everything - Book Three of Three (1996) — Original Author — 5 exemplars
Life, the Universe and Everything - Book Two of Three (1996) — Original Author — 5 exemplars
In●Vision: Season 17 Overview (1993) — Contributor "The Script Editor's Guide to the Doctor Who Galaxy" and "Adams appeal" — 2 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Adams, Douglas Noël
Altres noms
DNA
Data de naixement
1952-03-11
Data de defunció
2001-05-11
Lloc d'enterrament
Highgate Cemetery, London
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
UK
País (per posar en el mapa)
England, UK
Lloc de naixement
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Montecito, California, USA
Causa de la mort
heart attack
Llocs de residència
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Islington, London, England, UK
Educació
St. John's College, Cambridge (BA|1974)
Professions
writer
editor
Relacions
Fry, Stephen (friend)
Belson, Jane (wife)
Organitzacions
BBC
Premis i honors
Asteroid Namesake ("1861 Arthurdent")
Asteroid Namesake ("2592 Douglasadams")
Agent
Ed Victor
Biografia breu
Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist. Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film.

Membres

Converses

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy LE 2023 a Folio Society Devotees (novembre 2023)
September Fantasy Thread - SPOILERS - Dirk Gently's a The Green Dragon (setembre 2012)
1001 Group Read:Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy a 1001 Books to read before you die (juliol 2011)
Douglas Adams - Remembering 10 years on! a Science Fiction Fans (maig 2011)

Ressenyes

Aquest llibre ja l'havia llegit i en el seu moment tampoc em va agradar especialment. Vaig pensar que l'humor estava bé, però que estava un pèl desfassat. Uns quants anys després, i sabent que el llibre va ser escrit el 1979, trobo que té molt mèrit i realment devia ser un punt i apart en la manera d'entendre l'humor en la ciència-ficció.

La història de l'Arthur Dent, l'últim supervivent d'una Terra destruïda per a fer-hi una carretera espacial, és només una excusa per a mostrar-nos una galeria de personatges i qüestions tan irrellevants com divertides.… (més)
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Estadístiques

Obres
91
També de
25
Membres
172,004
Popularitat
#31
Valoració
4.1
Ressenyes
2,153
ISBN
1,217
Llengües
34
Preferit
1,569

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