The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (novelization)

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Adams, Douglas. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. (c) 1979. New York: Harmony, n.d. Rpt. by Harmony for [S.F.] Book Club Edition.

Novelization of radio series. Satire that includes a descent motif and comic machines: a melancholic robot, an overly cheerful computer, and two AI super computers. Explicit satire on bureaucracy: even as Arthur Dent's house is bulldozed for a by-pass, the Earth is obliterated for a hyperspace highway. See below for sequels; see Drama for TV series and audio cassettes.