Douglas Adams

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The late Adams, Douglas Adams. Worst luck.


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Sainted, late[1] greatly lamented author of The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe and other minor comic gems like The Meaning of Liff and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. Inadvertently prescient. Predicting things like Wikipedia (which is basically The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, right?) and the gnab gib, which these days is a serious cosmological theory.

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  1. “Come,” called the old man, “come now or you will be late.”
    “Late?” said Arthur. “What for?”
    “What is your name, human?”
    “Dent. Arthur Dent,” said Arthur.
    “Late, as in the late Dentarthurdent,” said the old man, sternly.