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Summary Article: Adams, Douglas Noel
From Chambers Biographical Dictionary


English novelist and scriptwriter

Born and educated in Cambridge, he worked as script editor on the popular television series Doctor Who (1978-80). Adams is best known for his humorous radio series (later adapted for television and film), The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which he also wrote as a sequence of novels: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979), The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980), Life, the Universe and Everything (1982) and So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (1984). A further novel, Mostly Harmless, was added in 1992.

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