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Douglas Adams (1) (1952–2001)

Auteur de Le Guide du routard galactique

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102+ oeuvres 174,153 utilisateurs 2,171 critiques 1,569 Favoris
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A propos de l'auteur

Douglas Noel Adams (sometimes referred to Bop Ad because of his distinctive signature) was born in Cambridge, England, on March 11, 1952 and educated at St. John's College at Cambridge University. He graduated with honors in English Literature in 1974. In addition to being a writer/editor for afficher plus radio, television, and stage, Adams has worked as a hospital reporter, barn builder, and radio producer. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 1979, one of his bestselling humor and science fiction novels, was originally a radio series. It was the first in a four-book series that includes The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe, and Everything, and So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. He once stated that the idea for his first novel came while he was "lying drunk in a field in Innsbruck and gazing at the stars." He pokes fun at humanity by mixing science fiction with humor. Adams's additional books include The Meaning of Liff; The Deeper Meaning of Liff; Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency; The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul; and Mostly Harmless. He has also co-authored the book Last Chance to See, about endangered species. Douglas Adams died May 11, 2001 of a heart attack in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 49. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins

Séries

Œuvres de Douglas Adams

Le Guide du routard galactique (1979) — Auteur — 38,929 exemplaires
La Vie, l'univers et le reste (1982) — Auteur — 15,732 exemplaires
Salut, et encore merci pour le poisson (1984) 14,328 exemplaires
Un cheval dans la salle de bains (1987) 13,876 exemplaires
Globalement inoffensive (1992) 12,509 exemplaires
Beau comme un aéroport (1988) 12,242 exemplaires
The Salmon of Doubt (2002) 6,579 exemplaires
Last Chance to See (1990) 4,126 exemplaires
The Deeper Meaning of Liff (1990) 1,640 exemplaires
The Meaning of Liff (1983) 1,461 exemplaires
The Original Hitchhiker Radio Scripts (1985) 1,023 exemplaires
The Hitchhiker's Trilogy (1983) 331 exemplaires
Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet (2017) 125 exemplaires
Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen (2018) 102 exemplaires
Young Zaphod Plays It Safe (1986) 70 exemplaires
Shada (2003) — Auteur — 69 exemplaires
Doctor Who: City of Death [TV serial] (1979) — Writer (as David Agnew) — 55 exemplaires
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (BBC Audio) (2007) — Auteur — 49 exemplaires
Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book (1986) — Contributeur — 46 exemplaires
Doctor Who and the Pirate Planet (2021) 41 exemplaires
Doctor Who: Shada [TV serial] (2013) — Writer — 36 exemplaires
Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet [TV serial] (2002) — Writer — 17 exemplaires
Shada (Doctor Who Script Serial) (1979) 9 exemplaires
Starship Titanic {Multimedia CD} (1998) 6 exemplaires
Zu den Sternen! (2009) 2 exemplaires
Skating 2 exemplaires
Deuses ̀solta 1 exemplaire
Ruhun Uzun Karanlık Çay Saati (2018) 1 exemplaire
Robot Dreams 1 exemplaire
Douglas Adams-4 Vols (Boxed) (1988) 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

Starship Titanic (1997) — Auteur — 2,666 exemplaires
Shada: The Lost Adventure (2012) — Original Script — 726 exemplaires
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Widescreen Edition) (2005) — Original book — 638 exemplaires
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996) — Contributeur — 633 exemplaires
The Time Traveller's Almanac (2013) — Contributeur — 569 exemplaires
Sunset at Blandings (1977) — Avant-propos, quelques éditions511 exemplaires
City of Death (2015) — Original Script — 233 exemplaires
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [complete BBC TV series - 1981] (1981) — Screenwriter; Actor — 164 exemplaires
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Authorized Collection (1993) — Original Author — 125 exemplaires
Doctor Who: Destiny of the Daleks [TV serial] (2008) — Script editor — 40 exemplaires
Not 1982 (1981)quelques éditions32 exemplaires
Simulations: 15 Tales of Virtual Reality (Citadel Twilight) (1993) — Contributeur — 24 exemplaires
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe {graphic novel, 1-3} (1998) — Original Author — 17 exemplaires
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Book Three of Three (1993) — Original Author — 16 exemplaires
A Feast of Stories (1996) — Contributeur — 15 exemplaires
Talkback, Volume Two: The Seventies (2006) — Interviewee — 13 exemplaires
Life, the Universe and Everything {graphic novel, 1-3} (1996) — Original Author — 12 exemplaires
Life, the Universe and Everything - Book One of Three (1996) — Original Author — 7 exemplaires
Life, the Universe and Everything - Book Three of Three (1996) — Original Author — 6 exemplaires
Life, the Universe and Everything - Book Two of Three (1996) — Original Author — 6 exemplaires
In●Vision: Season 17 Overview (1993) — Contributor "The Script Editor's Guide to the Doctor Who Galaxy" and "Adams appeal" — 2 exemplaires

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Partage des connaissances

Nom légal
Adams, Douglas Noel
Autres noms
DNA
Date de naissance
1952-03-11
Date de décès
2001-05-11
Lieu de sépulture
Highgate Cemetery, London
Sexe
male
Nationalité
Grande-Bretagne
Pays (pour la carte)
England, UK
Lieu de naissance
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Lieu du décès
Montecito, California, USA
Cause du décès
heart attack
Lieux de résidence
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Islington, London, England, UK
Études
St. John's College, Cambridge (BA|1974)
Professions
writer
editor
Relations
Fry, Stephen (friend)
Belson, Jane (wife)
Organisations
BBC
Prix et distinctions
Asteroid Namesake ("1861 Arthurdent")
Asteroid Namesake ("2592 Douglasadams")
Agent
Ed Victor
Courte biographie
Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist. Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film.

Membres

Discussions

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy LE 2023 à Folio Society Devotees (Novembre 2023)
September Fantasy Thread - SPOILERS - Dirk Gently's à The Green Dragon (Septembre 2012)
1001 Group Read:Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy à 1001 Books to read before you die (Juillet 2011)
Douglas Adams - Remembering 10 years on! à Science Fiction Fans (Mai 2011)

Critiques

on ne critique pas la perfection.
 
Signalé
fougny | 722 autres critiques | Jan 30, 2018 |
De Sherlock Holmes à Philip Marlowe, il existe une longue tradition de détectives privés brillants, astucieux, à qui on ne la fait pas. Malheureusement, Dirk Gently n'en fait pas partie. Plus intéressé par la télékinésie, la physique quantique et les pizzas froides que par la chasse minutieuse aux indices, Dirk Gently emploie pour ses enquêtes des méthodes, disons... particulières, avec des résultats, disons... inattendus. Dirk Gently est un détective holistique.
Chargé - sans fierté excessive - de retrouver un chat disparu, Gently va être confronté à un fantôme ahuri, un voyageur temporel, un secret dévastateur plus ancien que l'humanité et qui menace de la mener à une fin prématurée... et à un cheval, qui trône nonchalamment dans une salle de bains.
En plus, le petit chat est mort.

Le plus grand roman policier, romantique, d'humour, de voyage dans le temps, d'horreur et fantastique jamais écrit.
Le seul, à la réflexion.
… (plus d'informations)
 
Signalé
vdb | 231 autres critiques | Jan 9, 2012 |
Autant le film m'a fait légèrement sourire, autant je me suis vite ennuyé avec ce livre. J'ai bien peur que l’humour non-sens britannique n'ai pas très bien passé la barrière de la traduction. A moins que j'y soit tout simplement imperméable.
½
 
Signalé
miniwark | 722 autres critiques | Jan 2, 2012 |
Pourquoi le tristement anonyme Arthur Dent se promène-t-il outrageusement affublé d'un sac en peau de lapin, un os dans le nez, au beau milieu d'une finale de cricket? Et que fait Manin, l'androïde dépressif, à asséner ses considérations suicidaires aux improbables habitants des marécages de Squornshellous Zeta ? Pas de panique ! Car l'inénarrable, l'irremplaçable Guide du voyageur galactique saura une fois encore tirer d'affaire nos malheureux astrostoppeurs égarés; et peut-être, privilège suprême, leur révélera-t-il enfin le Grand Mystère de La Vie, de l'Univers et du Reste!… (plus d'informations)
 
Signalé
vdb | 141 autres critiques | Dec 25, 2011 |

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Statistiques

Œuvres
102
Aussi par
25
Membres
174,153
Popularité
#31
Évaluation
4.1
Critiques
2,171
ISBN
1,227
Langues
34
Favoris
1,569

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