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9th Aug '17 9:05:01 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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A sixth book, ''Literature/AndAnotherThing'' was written by Eoin Colfer, author of the Literature/ArtemisFowl children's novels, and published in October 2009. Starting where ''Mostly Harmless'' left off, the tone of the book in general is much lighter and removes the [[DownerBeginning downer beginning]] the series ended with. There is some controversy as to whether it lives up to the main series, and is [[FanonDiscontinuity considered non-canon by some fans]].

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A sixth book, ''Literature/AndAnotherThing'' was written by Eoin Colfer, author of the Literature/ArtemisFowl children's novels, and published in October 2009. Starting where ''Mostly Harmless'' left off, the tone of the book in general is much lighter [[LighterAndSofter lighter]] and removes the [[DownerBeginning downer beginning]] the series ended with. There is some controversy as to whether it lives up to the main series, and is [[FanonDiscontinuity considered non-canon by some fans]].
8th Jul '17 12:37:24 PM Universalist
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21st Jan '17 2:33:08 PM Malady
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* EvolutionaryStasis: It is mentioned that the Vogons stopped evolving shortly after they stopped being an aquatic species. The planet Vogsphere has created many other life forms far more appealing than the Vogons, which they inevitably destroy for their own amusement.
** To lampshade it, the book even states that evolution threw up it's metaphorical hands in horror at the sight of the Vogons in daylight, refused to let them evolve again, and produced the other, amazingly beautiful creatures of Vogsphere in compensation for the Vogons.
28th Sep '16 3:16:33 AM LondonKdS
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* DownerEnding: In ''Mostly Harmless''. [[Spoiler:A malevolent plot by a reality-warping entity causes the Guide to be taken over and robbed of its soul by an evil publishing conglomerate, the Earth to be destroyed in every single timeline, and all the regular characters except Zaphod to be killed. Adams later regretted this and intended to retcon it out in a sixth novel, but his real-life death intervened.]]

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* DownerEnding: In ''Mostly Harmless''. [[Spoiler:A [[spoiler:A malevolent plot by a reality-warping entity causes the Guide to be taken over and robbed of its soul by an evil publishing conglomerate, the Earth to be destroyed in every single timeline, and all the regular characters except Zaphod to be killed. Adams later regretted this and intended to retcon it out in a sixth novel, but his real-life death intervened.]]
28th Sep '16 3:16:10 AM LondonKdS
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* DownerEnding: In ''Mostly Harmless''. [[Spoiler:A malevolent plot by a reality-warping entity causes the Guide to be taken over and robbed of its soul by an evil publishing conglomerate, the Earth to be destroyed in every single timeline, and all the regular characters except Zaphod to be killed. Adams later regretted this and intended to retcon it out in a sixth novel, but his real-life death intervened.]]
* HappyEndingOverride: Between ''So Long and Thanks For All the Fish" and "Mostly Harmless", Arthur's true love Fenchurch mysteriously disappears in-universe (it's implied that a hyperspace-travel accident caused Arthur to accidentally jump into a timeline where she never existed).
26th Sep '16 8:02:05 AM MistrDragn
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* LemonyNarrator: A staple of Douglas Adams' work. The fictional guide itself is also written in this style.
10th Jul '16 7:25:11 AM CockroachCharlie
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* TheMeaningOfLife: A machine is fed information to calculate the meaning of life. The answer? [[NonAnswer 42]].

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* TheMeaningOfLife: A machine is fed information to calculate the meaning of life.ultimate answer to life the universe and everything. The answer? [[NonAnswer 42]].
6th Jul '16 1:56:10 AM eroock
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'''''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy''''' is the trilogy-in-six-books by Creator/DouglasAdams, with the sixth book being written by ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'''s Creator/EoinColfer. It began in 1979, as an adaptation of the radio series of the same name, also written by Douglas Adams, but eventually diverged from and expanded on the plot of the original. It's arguably the best-known version of the series.

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'''''The ''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy''''' Galaxy'' is the trilogy-in-six-books by Creator/DouglasAdams, with the sixth book being written by ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'''s Creator/EoinColfer. It began in 1979, as an adaptation of the radio series of the same name, also written by Douglas Adams, but eventually diverged from and expanded on the plot of the original. It's arguably the best-known version of the series.
25th Jun '16 4:02:53 PM LondonKdS
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* ProphecyArmor: Arthur's encounter with Agrajag leaves him believing that he can't die until he's visited a planet called Stavromulos Beta, where he ducked to avoid being shot and the shot killed Agrajag instead. It turns out to actually be a nightclub on Earth called "Stavro Mueller's Beta".
19th May '16 3:49:43 AM gravious
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