Here follows some details, and photos, of various Hitchhiker or Douglas Adams-related stuff that I have accumulated over time. Listed for no other reason than it may be of interest to someone somewhere. Share and enjoy.
Edited by Douglas Adams and Peter Fincham
Article in the October 1993 issue of Book and Magazine Collector (Issue 115). Interview with Douglas Adams by M. J. Simpson
Article begins: Douglas Adams is one of Britain's most popular authors, famous all over the world for The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy and its (so far) four sequels. Although he's widely known as a novelist, he started out writing sketchs for theatrical revues and the BBC, and it was as a Radio 4 serial that the Hitch-Hiker's Guide first saw the light of day. Adams also wrote three Doctor Who stories, and has been closely associated with Comic Relief since the beginning. All in all he's had a thouroughly unusual literary career, as well as an enourmously productive and successful one.
Probe: Douglas Adams. Article from the March 2000 issue of SFX magazine.
Questions asked by Nick Setchfield. Article starts: He brought Vogon poetry to the masses. He openly sneered at the once mighty digital watch. He wrote the most fabulous line in the entire lifetime of Doctor Who ("You're a beautiful womon - probably." Quote it with caution). And he scribbled an amusing little thing known as The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, which spawned and multiplied and went on to launch successful sorties against every kind of media, from radio to stage to television to comics to computer games to English plainsong to Mayan archtecture to Etch-A-Sketch, Fuzzy Gelt and Sticklebricks. Step forward, Douglas Noel Adams - erstwhile chicken shed cleaner, one time hired muscle for the Arab royal family, occasional "axeman" with Pink Floyd - and face the inquisition of the SFX readership. They know that you have absconded to California. They know that you cry at the word deadline. Fret not, though - all the questions come with the words "Don't Panic" in big, friendly letters.
Article: "Ride on Time" written by Peter K Hogan. In the December 1992 issue of VOX magazine.
The article begins: They said it would never happen -- or at least he did. After eight years Douglas Adams has delivered Mostly Harmless, the fifth instalment of the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy trilogy. Spaceport bookstalls everywhere will be raking in the cash in the weeks to come, because after an eight year lay-off, Douglas Adams has finally written Mostly Harmless, the fifth novel in the "increasingly inaccurately named" Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 'trilogy'. It's the book he swore he'd never, never write: "I'd said firmly that I didn't want to do it anymore, which I really didn't for a long time. But then occasionally I'd start having a Hitchhiker-like idea. And then I'd have another one. And it got to the point where I thought, 'Hang on -- who am I punishing here?' What prompted me to go ahead was reading an interview with Paul McCartney who was going out on tour and saying for the first time in years that he was going to do a lot of Beatles songs. And he said he's been through this thing of agonising about it and of suddenly thinking, 'Who says I can't?' I realised that if I actually did want to do another Hitchhiker's book, the only person I had to convince was me. As there were some loose ends that kept bothering me, I thought I'd try to clear them up."
Article in Your Computer published June 1987.