Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galacticfreeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend FordPrefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker'sGuide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has beenposing as an out-of-work actor.
Together, this dynamic pair began a journey through space aided bya galaxyful of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed,three-armed, ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of thegalaxy; Trillian (formerly Tricia McMillan), Zaphod's girlfriend,whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a timezone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressedrobot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student obsessed withthe disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he's bought over theyears.
Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? For all theanswers, stick your thumb to the stars!作者简介
Douglas Adams is the author of five books in the Hitchhiker'sTrilogy including The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; TheRestaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe andEverything; So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish; and MostlyHarmless. He lives in London.