It is one of the most remarkable, certainly the most successful, book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor -

more popular than Life Begins at Five Hundred and Fifty,

better selling than The Big Bang Theory - A Personal View by Eccentica Gallumbits (the triple breasted whore of Eroticon Six)

and more controversial than Oolan Colluphid's latest blockbusting title Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Sex But Have Been Forced To Find Out.

 

Here are a few excerpts:

 

Introduction

 

Alchohol

Babel Fish

Biros

Bistromathics

Brockian Ultra-Cricket

Deep Thought╣ Deep thought▓ Deep thought│

Disaster area

The Earth╣ The Earth▓

The Galaxy╣ The Galaxy▓

The Guide

Golgafrincham

Infinite Improbability Drive

Intelligence

Magrathea

Missing Matter

New York

Parallel Universes

Parties╣ Parties▓

Potatoes

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Space

Time Travel

Total Perspective Vortex

Towels

Ursa Minor Beta

The Universe

Vogons

 

In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitch Hiker's Guide has already supplanted the great Encyclopaedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many emissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects.

First, it is slightly cheaper;

and second, it has the words

 

Back

 

inscribed in large friendly letters on it's cover.