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.

Google celebrates Douglas Adams61st 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.

Tagged with

Notes

  1. biapitita reblogged this from gcatherinev
  2. kingdaijs reblogged this from marincolosseo
  3. marincolosseo reblogged this from bon-sigh
  4. wiratomkinder reblogged this from deadjosey
  5. death-by-tea-cup reblogged this from deadjosey
  6. pr0crast1nat10n reblogged this from deadjosey
  7. madcircus reblogged this from deadjosey
  8. deadjosey reblogged this from 5ouda
  9. hitmon-chancoco reblogged this from mccharmander
  10. mccharmander reblogged this from twinkelsnow
  11. cocks-and-cats reblogged this from vainerbuckle
  12. genoclder-syo reblogged this from misserket
  13. misserket reblogged this from 5ouda
  14. keeperoftheorchard reblogged this from 5ouda
  15. half-a-dragonheart reblogged this from arithexenoqueen
  16. whimsyville reblogged this from femme-unculus
  17. arithexenoqueen reblogged this from 5ouda
  18. crazycassidyd reblogged this from the-magic-avenger
  19. vulpixe reblogged this from the-magic-avenger
  20. cotea reblogged this from the-magic-avenger
  21. twiincaptor reblogged this from 5ouda
  22. 5ouda reblogged this from howlingblaster
  23. hypersleeper reblogged this from gcatherinev
  24. the-magic-avenger reblogged this from bon-sigh
  25. fictionoverpeople reblogged this from gcatherinev
  26. femme-unculus reblogged this from lamski
  27. howlingblaster reblogged this from vainerbuckle
  28. twinkelsnow reblogged this from vainerbuckle
  29. tilneyhale reblogged this from gcatherinev
  30. whambamthankyoumister reblogged this from grpleahy
  31. vainerbuckle reblogged this from bon-sigh
  32. bon-sigh reblogged this from gcatherinev
  33. goddesscarlie reblogged this from gcatherinev