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Douglas Adams

Writer

Born: 11 March 1952
Died: 11 May 2001 (heart attack)
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Best known as:

The author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams was the creator of the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a whimsical science fiction novel published in 1979. The Hitchhiker's Guide was originally a BBC radio program first broadcast in 1978; later the book and its sequels became cult favorites with college students and sci-fi fans around the world. The book's popular characters included Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect and Zaphod Beeblebrox; sequels included Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980) and So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish (1984). Adams also wrote Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987). Douglas Adams died in 2001 after suffering a heart attack at a gym in Santa Monica, California.

Extra credit:

Because Douglas Adams's middle name was Noel, he is often referred to as "DNA" by fans.

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