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Google Doodle – Douglas Adams

61 years have passed since the birth of Douglas Adams, one of the most famous science-fiction writers, and Google is celebrating it with their Google Doodle.

The doodle shows the interior of a spacecraft in which there are a number of elements related to its works, including a tablet with various humoristical animations that present similar situations to the ones created by Douglas Adams in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”.

His most famous piece of work, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, was at base a radiophonic show first aired in 1978 on BBC Radio 4, ultimately being adapted in other formats like books, TV shows, games, comic books and movies, becoming an international phenomena.

His idea was to combine the humour with the science-fiction, but his idea was not what the sponsors wanted, as he once stated:

“My favourite project was to write something that combines comedy with the science fiction genre. Nobody was interested in my project. But eventually there was a man, a show producer at BBC called Simon Brett, that had the same idea: to combine comedy with the science fiction genre”.

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Douglas Adams was born on 11 March 1952 in Cambridge and unfortunately died in 2001 in Santa Barbara, California after a heart attack.

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