Discover the science behind Douglas Adams\\\' classic space adventure, The Hitchhiker\\\'s Guide to the Galaxy.
Ever wondered what the end of the universe might actually look like? Why the number 42 is so significant? Or whether time travel really would put a stop to history as we know it? If so, you are clearly a fan of The Hitchhiker\\\'s Guide.
Much of the book was sheer whimsy: talking mattresses, the Vogons, triple-breasted whores, and that Ol\\\' Janx Spirit. But like all good science fiction, it contained more than a grain of scientific fact. Adams was a science and technology enthusiast, and his books were inspired by - prefigured even - many of the great scientific debates of our times.
Now The Science of The Hitchhiker\\\'s Guide to the Galaxy brings you a light-hearted, accessible, and informative tour of the real cutting-edge research behind the cornerstones of a much-loved classic, including space tourism, parallel universes, instant translation devices, sentient computers, and more.