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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "Extremely funny inspired lunacy [and] over much too soon."—The Washington Post Book WorldNominated as one of. In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a novel by Douglas Adams, there are many situations and states that are .. (man pages). | (PDF files ). THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: Appendix G: If You Have Technical Problems. Although the opening of the game is fairly similar to the book, the.

At its unveiling ceremony, before an unsuspecting crowd, Zaphod whisks the ship away. With him is Trillian , an Earth girl he picked up recently at a party, and Marvin , a chronically depressed robot.

Zaphod is heading for the renowned and possibly purely mythical planet of Magrathea. On the way, quite unexpectedly, he picks up Ford and Arthur, who have just been chucked out into space from the Vogon spaceship.

Long ago—about five million years back—Magrathea was a planet that custom-designed planets for ultra-rich people. When the people ran out of money, Magrathea disappeared and became something of a legend.

Zaphod is hoping to find it.

To everyone's wonder, he does, but the planet seems dead and deserted. Nevertheless, Zaphod, Ford, and Trillian go off to explore its interior, while Arthur and Marvin stay behind on the surface. As the ships close in on the Earth, the Vogons announce that the earth will be destroyed in order to make space for a hyperspatial express route, and they are sorry for the inconvenience.

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The earth is destroyed, and Ford and Arthur hitchhike onto one of the yellow ships. Arthur learns that Ford had been stranded on the earth for fifteen years. Meanwhile, Zaphod Beeblebrox , the charming but clueless figurehead president of the galaxy, steals a ship called the Heart of Gold.

This ship contains an improbability drive, which can allow literally anything to happen. On the Vogon ship, Arthur first hears only gibberish.

When the pair is caught, they are forced to listen to terrible Vogon poetry and are eventually kicked off the ship by a Vogon brute. Just when they are about to die, the Heart of Gold starship picks them up and welcomes them aboard.

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While Zaphod and Trillian his beautiful friend from earth are pacing nervously about the cabin of the ship, they send their glum robot servant, Marvin , to check up on the two newcomers. Marvin explains to them that he is a failed experiment, one which was meant to give robots human-like characteristics but ended up leaving Marvin eternally gloomy.

Marvin takes the pair to see Zaphod, whom both Ford and Arthur recognize—the former as his semi-cousin, the latter as a faux-human who picked up a girl he liked at a party. The girl is actually Trillion, who says hello to the pair, shocking Arthur. It is clear that the improbability drive is what saved the two hitchhikers.

The newcomers soon find out that the ship is overly friendly: the computer talks way more than is necessary and the doors always thank them for no reason whenever they walk through.

Arthur, however, is able to sleep simply because he is so tired. Convening in the control room, Trillian, Zaphod, and Ford find out that they are in the Horsehead Nebula, a massive, dark cloud, and are astonished to see a planet there.

It is Magrathea, a planet which legend says was the wealthiest planet in the universe it made its fortune building other dream planets for wealthy, disaffected people , but has since disappeared.

The ship nears the planet, where they are greeted by a disembodied voice, which they find out is a five-million-year-old recording. Their computer then tells them that two missiles will be there in less than 30 seconds. They all panic, but Arthur has the idea to turn on the improbability drive, and the missiles suddenly turn into a sperm whale and a bowl of petunias, which both fall to the ground, the former making a large blubbery mess.

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I'm not sure if science fiction had ever seen anything like this before This is science fiction made to laugh at itself while honoring its rich tradition, but it is much more than that. Adams' peculiarly dead-on humor also draws deeply from the well of sociology, philosophy, and of course science.

Whenever Adams encountered a sacred cow of any sort, he milked it dry before moving on. Beneath the surface of utter hilarity, Adams actually used his sarcasm and wit to make some rather poignant statements about this silly thing called life and the manner in which we are going about living it.

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This is one reason the book is so well-suited for multiple readings-a high level of enjoyment is guaranteed each time around, and there are always new insights to be gained from Adams' underlying, oftentimes subtle, ideas and approach. Arthur Dent is your normal human being, and so he naturally is more concerned about his house being knocked down than facing the fact that the world is about to end. His friend Ford Prefect, he comes to learn, is actually a researcher from a planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse, but before he can even begin to comprehend this fact, he finds himself zipped up into the confines of the Vogon space cruiser that has just destroyed the planet Earth.Can he save the Earth from total obliteration?

Somos a maior rede social do Brasil criada especialmente para quem ama ler. Retrieved from " https: Marvin takes the pair to see Zaphod, whom both Ford and Arthur recognize—the former as his semi-cousin, the latter as a faux-human who picked up a girl he liked at a party.

The fact that the piece was first realized as a radio broadcast is also worth mentioning because of the nature of its genre. Prosser tells him that if he had a problem with it, he could have protested at the appropriate time, and that the plans were "easily accessible" in a dark, locked cellar.

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