Douglas Adams (1952-2001) was an English writer of comedy, satire and science fiction. He is best known for his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy (of five books). Adams was also very much into technology (he was the first person in Europe to purchase a Mac), an environmentalist and one of only two non-Pythons to get a writing credit on Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Adams died of a heart attack in May 2001.

Douglas Adams’ debut as a novelist was his most famous work, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in 1979. Below is a list of Douglas Adams’ books in order of when they were originally released (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Books


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Life, the Universe and Everything(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mostly Harmless(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
And Another Thing...(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dirk Gently Books


Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Salmon of Doubt(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Doctor Who Books


Shada(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Starship Titanic(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Meaning of Liff(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Chance to See(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deeper Meaning of Liff(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Notes: And Another Thing… was written by Eoin Colfer, based on Adams’ work. Starship Titanic was co-authored with Terry Jones. The Meaning of Liff and The Deeper Meaning of Liff were co-authored with John Lloyd. Last Chance to See was co-authored with Mark Carwardine.


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