In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitchhiker’s Guide has already supplanted the great Encyclopedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects.First, it is slightly cheaper; and second, it has the words DON’T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a guide within Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy in five parts. Ford Prefect, Arthur Dent's (the series main character) best friend, is a researcher working on The Guide.
The Guide serves as "the standard repository for all knowledge and wisdom" for many members of the series' galaxy-spanning civilization. Entries from the guidebook are used as comic narration to bridge events and provide background information in every version of the story. The guide is published by "Megadodo Publications", a publishing company on Ursa Minor Beta.
The Guide is a huge virtual enclyclopedia with many articles and researches about the wonders of the universe. Among the many mentioned by the characters during Douglas Adams's novels, you can find:
- The Recipe for a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
- Babel Fish
- ↑ Adams, Douglas. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.