The intergalactic adventures of Arthur Dent begin in the first volume of the trilogy of five, Douglas Adams comedy sci-fi classic The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. This edition, with a metallic sheen cover, includes exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by former Doctor Who showrunner, Russell T Davies. On 12 October 1979 the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor (and Earth) was made available to humanity – The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Its an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and his best friend has just announced that hes an alien. At this moment, theyre hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed, in large friendly letters, with the words: DONT PANIC. The weekend has only just begun . . . Follow Arthur Dents galactic (mis)adventures in the rest of the trilogy with five parts: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, the Universe and Everything, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, and Mostly Harmless.