Don't Panic

Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 30. Oktober 2018
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  • 275 Seiten
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978-1-5040-5628-1 (ISBN)
The #1 New York Times-bestselling author's "hilarious . . . idiosyncratic . . . delightful" and definitive companion to a global phenomenon (Publishers Weekly). Douglas Adams's "six-part trilogy," The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy grew from a blip of a notion into an ever-expanding multimedia universe that amassed an unprecedented cult of followers and became an international sensation. As a young journalist, Neil Gaiman was given complete access to Adams's life, times, gossip, unpublished outtakes, and files (and became privy to his writing process, insecurities, disillusionments, challenges, and triumphs). The resulting volume illuminates the unique, funny, dramatic, and improbable chronicle of an idea, an incredibly tall man, and a mind-boggling success story. In Don't Panic, Gaiman celebrates everything Hitchhiker: the original radio play, the books, comics, video and computer games, films, television series, record albums, stage musicals, one-man shows, the Great One himself, and towels. And as Douglas Adams himself attested: "It's all absolutely devastatingly true-except the bits that are lies." Updated several times in the thirty years since its original publication, Don't Panic is available for the first time in digital form. Part biography, part tell-all parody, part pop-culture history, part guide to a guide, Don't Panic "deserves as much cult success as the Hitchhiker's books themselves" (Time Out).
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Neil Gaiman is the celebrated author of books, graphic novels, short stories, films, and television for readers of all ages. Some of his most notable titles include the highly lauded #1 New York Times bestseller Norse Mythology; the groundbreaking and award-winning Sandman comic series; The Graveyard Book (the first book ever to win both the Newbery and Carnegie Medals); American Gods, winner of many awards and recently adapted into the Emmy-nominated Starz TV series (the second season slated to air in 2019); The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which was the UK's National Book Award 2013 Book of the Year. Good Omens, which he wrote with Terry Pratchett a very long time ago (but not quite as long ago as Don't Panic) and for which Gaiman wrote the screenplay, will air on Amazon and the BBC in 2019. Author photo by Beowulf Sheehan
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • 0 The Hitchhiker's Guide to Europe
  • 1 DNA
  • 2 Cambridge and Other Recurrent Phenomena
  • 3 The Wilderness Years
  • 4 Gherkin-Swallowing, Walking Backwards and All That
  • 5 When You Hitch Upon a Star
  • 6 Radio, Radio
  • 7 A Slightly Unreliable Producer
  • 8 Have TARDIS, Will Travel
  • 9 H2G2
  • 10 All the Galaxy's a Stage
  • 11 "Childish, Pointless, Codswalloping Drivel …"
  • 12 Level 42
  • 13 Of Mice, and Men, and Tired TV Producers
  • 14 The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
  • 15 Invasion USA
  • 16 Life, the Universe and Everything
  • 17 Making Movies
  • 18 Liff, and Other Places
  • 19 SLATFAT Fish
  • 20 Do You Know Where Your Towel Is?
  • 21 Games with Computers
  • 22 Letters to Douglas Adams
  • 23 Dirk Gently and Time for Tea
  • 24 Saving the World at No Extra Charge
  • 25 Douglas and Other Animals
  • 26 Anything That Happens, Happens
  • 27 Guides to the Guide
  • 28 The Movies That Don't Move
  • 29 The That Cannot Possibly Go Wrong
  • 30 A Sort of Après-Vie
  • 31 A Hell of a Thing to Climb in a Rhino Costume
  • 32 Shada Redux
  • 33 So, That Would Seem to Have Been That as Far as the Radio Was Concerned
  • 34 Postcards from Daveland
  • 35 Starman
  • 36 The Interconnectedness of All Things
  • 37 Hitchhiking Towards the Future
  • Appendix I: Hitchhiker's-the Original Synopsis
  • Appendix II: The Variant Texts of Hitchhiker's: What Happens Where and Why
  • Appendix III: Who's Who in the Galaxy: Some Comments by Douglas Adams
  • Appendix IV: The Definitive 'How to Leave the Planet'
  • Appendix V: Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen: An Excerpt from the Film Treatment by Douglas Adams
  • Acknowledgements
  • About the Author

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