The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
is the first book in the increasingly inaccurately-named The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
trilogy. It constitutes the first half of author Douglas Adams
' original radio story. Followed by The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Arthur Dent is your typical English Everyman
. He lives in a sleepy English village on this Insignificant Little Blue Planet
known as Earth. His life is so desperately ordinary that he could not possibly know his best friend, Ford Prefect, is not in fact, from Guildford, but is from a planet in the vicinity of Betelgeuse. As a roving researcher for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Ford went to Earth to do some research... and has been stuck here ever since.
And then, one dull Thursday Morning, Ford Shows up at Arthur's house, claiming the world will soon be demolished by strange creatures called Vogons. And it all just gets weirder from there.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy provides the names for the following tropes:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy provides examples of the following tropes: