Friday, April 06, 2007

Hitchhiker Interview

The first issue of Darker Matter, an on-line science fiction magazine, includes an unpublished 1979 interview with Douglas Adams. I mention this because Adams was wildly popular with a couple of teenagers around here a few years ago. In fact, one of them turns up his nose at Hitchhiker-like fiction because he sees such authors as Adams-wannabes. He accepts no imitations.

Link from Blog of a Bookslut.


Camille said...

My middle daughter is such a fan of Douglas Adams that she checked out 'Hitchhiker' on tape from the library and sat with me over the summer to make sure I listened to it.

I had heard bits over the years on the radio but had not had the full experience. She felt my education was sadly lacking and, as a daughter, was duty bound to add to my knowledge.

I was recently given an autographed copy of an Adams book which arrived while she was home for spring break. No one in the family appreciated it more than she.

Gail Gauthier said...

I believe I've read most of the trilogy, but it never made that big an impression on me. I believe this may be because I brought the first one with me to the hospital (many years ago) to read while I was recovering from surgery. You just can't overcome something like that.

I think I liked one of Adams' other books about a detective better.

Kris Bordessa said...

Thanks for this. I have a teen that has decided that Douglas Adams is the funniest guy in the world and he's insisting that I take the time to sit down and read it myself. (SO many books...) I'll pass this on to him.