Life, the Universe, and Everything

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Some of the key elements of this third strike are normally terrifying horrors of Sci-Fi and no reason to laugh and have great entertainment, expect one it into that, but Adams´ has the ability to even turn extermination wars and sick mentalities into a funny and educating read.

Because it shows that hobbies like killing every living being in the universe without any good reason or at least an advantage is ridiculous and that any species that attempts wanton or accidental mass extinction, genocide and extermination wars is in an immense state of madness, looking at you humankind.

Another topic is good old time manipulation, great for plotting and producing funny situations, just probably a bit difficult to use because it can get confusing in the wrong authors´ hands, it´s even difficult to just go through a day in reverse. Great material for future Sci-Fi works, be it time travel, different quickly passing time for protagonists, time bubbles, time dealers, thieves, magicians,... hard to list all novels containing elements of it.

Just like Pratchett, Adams has so much hidden under this allegedly trivial reading fun that one could write a thesis about the many implications his work is revealing. I would be very interested to know what Adams read as a kid and during his life and what inspired him to use Sci-Fi tropes in such a unique manner nobody else before did.

Tropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres unique:

Narrated by Martin Freeman

This is Book #3 of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”

The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads, so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the white killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation.

They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time traveler, who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the ground and missing; Ford Prefect, his best friend, who decides to go insane to see if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vice president of the Campaign for Real Time, who travels in a ship powered by irrational behavior; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-head honcho of the Universe; and Trillian, the sexy space cadet who is torn between a persistent Thunder God and a very depressed Beeblebrox.

How will it all end? Will it end? Only this stalwart crew knows as they try to avert “universal” Armageddon and save life as we know it, and don’t know it!

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