Google celebrates Douglas Adams' 61st birthday with a nice little doodle.
Adams was probably best known for the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which started life as a radio comedy before being published as a “trilogy” of five books, the first published in 1979. It was later turned into a Hollywood film.
The doodle marks the anniversary of his birth and it features many of the touchstones of Adams’s popular writing.
It displays a cup of tea - a reference to one of his Dirk Gently detective novels, called The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul.
With a click of a lift door on the doodle, one of Adams’s most enduring characters from the Hitchhiker novels, Marvin the paranoid android, is revealed.
There are many references to the Hitchhiker’s Guide. With many clicks, some of Adams’s best fictional inventions, including the Babel Fish, which can be inserted in your ear to translate any language, are on show.
He also wrote three episodes of Doctor Who starring Tom Baker.
He became well know for his atheist views, conservation and love of technology. As well as his works of fiction, Adams also wrote about some of the most endangered species in the world for his book Last Chance to See.