The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy concerns Arthur Dent, an Englishman who is dragged along on a galactic adventure by his friend Ford, an alien, when the Earth is suddenly blown up. As Arthur is unwillingly flung through space and time, meeting talking mice, a depressed robot, and the man who rules the universe along the way, he discovers that the galaxy is a stranger place than he could have possibly imagined. Major themes in this comic novel are fate, free will, and the purpose of life.

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