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Re: 42



Thanks for posting this, Alan...  Ordering Food Animal for lunch at the End
of the Universe will never  be the same... 73, Frank wb2bxo@amsat.org

----- Original Message -----
From: Alan P. Biddle <APBIDDLE@att.net>
To: AMSAT-BB <AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 9:23 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] 42


> A bit off the usual topics, but I expect there are more than a few fans of
> Douglas Adams here.  Others please ignore.
>
>
>
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> Douglas Adams, author of the satirical SF novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to
> the Galaxy and its sequels, died unexpectedly May 11 of an apparent heart
> attack in Santa Barbara, Calif., the Associated Press reported. He was 49.
> British-born Adams reportedly collapsed while working out at a gym.
>
> The Hitchhiker's Guide, which began as a BBC radio series in 1978, was
> turned into a book, which sold 14 million copies worldwide, and later into
a
> television series, the AP reported. Guide is a satirical adventure about a
> group of interplanetary travelers, including Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect,
> Zaphod Beeblebrox and Marvin the Paranoid Android.
>
> Guide was followed by the sequels The Restaurant at the End of the
Universe;
> Life, the Universe and Everything; and So Long, and Thanks for All the
Fish.
> Adams followed with several books about holistic detective Dirk Gently;
Last
> Chance to See, a book about endangered species; and, with John Lloyd, the
> alternative dictionary The Meaning of Life, the AP reported. Adams also
> produced the Starship Titanic computer game and an online travel guide
> inspired by Guide. In recent years, Adams was working on bringing Guide to
> the big screen.
>
> Adams had lived in Santa Barbara since 1996. He is survived by his wife,
> Jane Belson; a 6-year-old daughter, Polly; and his mother, Jan Thrift.
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Now he knows the question!
>
> Alan
> WA4SCA
>
>
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