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August Meetup [Sci-Fi & Fantasy]: Douglas Adams' 'The Hitchhiker's Guide' (1979)

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The theme this month is Sci-Fi & Fantasy and the winner is:

Douglas Adams' 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' (1979)

This was nominated by one of our organizers Anne and here's why:

"This is possibly my most loved book ever, and more than anything else I've ever read I feel it really is one of those books everyone should read in their lifetime. I laughed, I cried and I jumped for joy, simply it's awesome! :)

Please give me an excuse to read this book again :)

The Guardian info is as follows:

"Originating as a BBC radio series in 1978, Douglas Adams's inspired melding of hippy-trail guidebook and sci-fi comedy turned its novelisations into a publishing phenomenon. Douglas wrote five parts from 1979 onwards (the first sold 250,000 in three months), introducing the world to Marvin the Paranoid Android, the computer Deep Thought, space guitarist Hotblack Desiato (named after Adams's local estate agent) and the Guide itself, a remarkably prescient forerunner to the internet."
Andrew Pulver

Wikipedia Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy

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Available from Amazon Marketplace:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/0434003484/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all

For the more ethical purchasers out there why not try The Green Metropolis Charity Book Site:

http://www.greenmetropolis.com/book.aspx?isbn=9780434003488

Or you can try your Local Library:

http://www.hounslowlibraries.org/web/arena/search?p_p_state=normal&p_p_lifecycle=1&p_p_action=1&p_p_id=searchResult_WAR_arenaportlets&p_p_col_count=2&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_pos=1&p_p_mode=view&facet_queries=author_facet%3DAdams%252C%2BDouglas&search_item_no=0&search_type=solr&search_query=title%3A+%22The+hitchhiker%27s+guide+to+the+galaxy%22

or Oxfam Bookshop:

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/local-shops/oxfam-bookshops

As an experiment this month we have restricted the RSVP settings so members will only be able to RSVP one month before the actual date of the meet-up.

Don't worry we will still nominate & vote well in advance to give everyone a heads up about the book we will be reading.

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