Writer, born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, EC England, UK. He studied at Cambridge, then worked as a writer, producing material for radio and television shows, and also for stage revues. He is known for his humorous science fiction novels, especially The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979, originally a radio series, 1978, 1980, later televised). Later works include The Meaning of Liff (1984, with John Lloyd), Mostly Harmless (1992), The Illustrated Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1994), The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: the Primary Phase (1996), and The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: the Secondary Phase (1996). The Salmon of Doubt, a collection of unpublished pieces and fragments of an unfinished novel, was published posthumously in 2002.
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