The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the first of five books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction "trilogy" by Douglas Adams (with the sixth written by Eoin Colfer). The novel is an adaptation of the first four parts of Adams' radio series of the same name. The novel was first published in London on 12 October 1979. It sold 250,000 copies in the first three months.
From Amazon: "Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor. Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have") and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox--the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years. Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars..."
For this meetup, everyone is required to bring a towel. You’ll know why after you read the book. We are only reading the first book of the five/six book trilogy. It is a very easy read. Stay tuned for further details regarding this event as I begin my quest for a new venue.
Please do not RSVP unless you 110% positive you will attend. I think this will be a very popular book.
UPDATE RE LOCATION: So we'll be meeting in the field next to Con Pane for this huge book club meetup. You can grab something from the bankery before hand if you like. Plenty of bathrooms around here and good eats. I was also thinking Stone Brewery in their back grassy area, so I reserve the right to update to that location if I so desire. So check back before attending. See you soon!