Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy of Five Omnibus

Happy Towel Day to all you hoopy froods out there! As you toast the memory of the late, great Douglas Adams - with a Pan Galactic Gargleblaster, a jynnan tonnyx, or perhaps a liquid that's almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea - we have some exciting news for you! 

It's a well-documented phenomenon that the collection of revolutionary ideas, comic observations and polite bewilderment that comprises 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' has existed in so many mind-bogglingly different and contradictory formats that it's probably the result of a temporal paradox. It's been a radio show, a novel, a tv series, another novel, a film, a computer game, a third novel, a stage play, yet a fourth novel, a comic book, a bath towel and finally another novel. Not necessarily in that order. BUT NOW, ladies, gentlemen and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri, I am proud to present: the complete Trilogy of Five OMNIBUS edition!

. . . Yes, alright, I do realise it's been an omnibus before. I grew up reading the US hardback omnibus, and it was years before I realised that 'Belgium' is not, in fact, a Rory-worthy expletive in every country. But THIS is a PAPERBACK omnibus! 

. . . Right, fine, fans in the US - you've already got a complete paperback omnibus edition. Lucky you! No need to rub it in. This is, to be more specific about it, the very first UK-published, paperback, trilogy-of-five-published-in-one-volume Omnibus Edition

Happy now? I should hope so. It will be gracing UK bookshelves in November, and all you intelligent life-forms out there can get your hands on it here*. The cover, designed by Stuart Wilson in the Pan Mac art department, ties nicely with our shiny new individual editions of the books, which we published last September:

Praise for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

'Really entertaining and fun'

John Cleese

'Much funnier than anything John Cleese has ever written'

Terry Jones

'I know for a fact that John Cleese hasn't read it'

Graham Chapman

'Who is John Cleese?'

Eric Idle

'Really entertaining and fun'

Michael Palin


*For the rest of you - the secret is to bang the rocks together, guys!