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The Comfort of Books

I never venture far without a book in my bag. I find it slightly disconcerting if I don’t have one near, even if I won’t need one for a particular journey. 1,329 more words

Science Fiction

Quote, Unquote

“Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”
― Douglas Adams

Quote Unquote

#Maydays Prompt - Space Walk

“Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.” 142 more words

#Maydays Challenge

15 Years Ago

I distinctly remember where I was sitting, and who was around, when I read the news 15 years ago that Douglas Adams, a mere 49 years old, had died of a heart attack. 138 more words


Douglas Noel Adams

I remember that the first time I ever encountered the words Douglas and Adams in succession was in the very early part of 1985. They were included, in a sequence, with the words… 691 more words


3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 1

About everyone in the blogisphere has done or is currently doing this challenge. For a while, I wondered what types of quotes I would choose. Witty? 112 more words

The Invisible Moth

How to build a Babel fish (and speak an alien language!)

Douglas Adams introduced the magical concept of a ‘Babel fish’ in his legendary novel The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979). The following paragraph, for those of you not in the know, is an explanation of what a Babel fish is, taken directly from his wonderful book: 1,453 more words