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Edition: UK (hardback)
Released:  March 2003
Publisher:  Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN:0-340-82488-3
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Released:  October 2003
Publisher:  Justin, Charles & Co.
ISBN:1-932112-17-0
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“Don’t worry (or indeed, panic), Hitchhiker is good. Even better, it’s VERY good. Excellent, in fact.... Simpson works hard to separate myth from truth, overturning ‘established fact’ convincingly on more than one occasion.” —ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha, the Official Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Appreciation Society

“As M. J. Simpson notes in his minutely detailed Hitchhiker: A Biography of Douglas Adams, the man commonly credited with inventing the genre of humorous science fiction was a tragic figure with a chaotic personal life.” —Time magazine

“M. J. Simpson has written an engaging and unbiased study of his subject who emerges as a shy and frequently distressed genius.” —London Evening Standard

“Simpson’s style is easy and informative... [but with] mind-bendingly diligent research.” —The Daily Telegraph

“M. J. Simpson is the perfect chronicler of this quixotic and brilliant writer. The style here is as sardonic and sharp-edged as Adams’ own work and perfectly complements the subject.... Hitchhiker is nigh unbeatable: any subsequent Adams biographers will have to struggle hard to match the achievement of this one.” —The Good Book Guide

“Impressive in its encyclopedic detail [and] deft in its analysis of Adams’s contradictory remarks about his own life. For anyone who loves his work, this book is an indispensable read.” —The Scotsman

“Simpson’s book achieves the true aim of any [literary] biography—it makes you want to go out and buy the works of the subject.” —Irish Independent

“A thorough and fair-minded biography of a dazzling if frustrating talent. A fine epitaph.” —Literary Review

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Publisher:  Coronet Books
ISBN:0-340-82489-1
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