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Google Doodle honors author Douglas Adams

Google Doodle honors author Douglas Adams

Today's Google Doodle marks the birthday of Douglas Adams, author of the hilarious "Hitchhiker" sci-fi book series. Adams himself wrote five novels in the trilogy(?!) about the travels of earthling Arthur Dent, alien Ford Prefect and others, beginning with "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." It immediately jumped onto my Top 10 list (which, of course, has about 15 entries). Some years after Adams died in 2001 at the infinitely-too-young age of 49, his widow gave the OK for a sixth book. Eoin Colfer, author of the popular young adult "Artemis Fowl" novels, was beknighted for the infintely-too-demanding task and he added "And Another Thing...

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