How did I miss this (from Wired)?
It has now been thirty years since The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy first saw print, and the anniversary serves to remind the world community of geeks of how much we miss Douglas Adams. It’s true that the quality of the books in the Hitchhiker’s series seemed to get progressively worse with each installment (in this geek’s opinion, at least), but there are few geeks who would argue that Adams was not a seminal author of science-fiction humor.
I re-read the books back in the spring, starting with the first. They do get progressively worse. I couldn’t even finish So Long and Thanks for All the Fish. But that has not dimmed my love of the first book. It’s just too damn funny.