Adams, Douglas

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Name
Adams, Douglas Gender: M
born on 11 March 1952 at 11:10 (= 11:10 AM )
Place Cambridge, England, 52n13, 0e08
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Fisher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 20°50' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 17°29 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 09°17'



Biography

British sci-fi writer known for his wacky "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," a 1979 cult favorite. .It was turned into a book, which sold 14 million copies around the world, and later into a television series. Galaxy had several sequels, including "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe," "Life, the Universe and Everything" and "So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish." His "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" embraces time travel, ghostly possession, quantum mechanics, musical theory, computer modeling, cellular communications and other galaxies. At one point his philosophy supplied the answer to "the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything." The answer was 42.

In 1998, Douglas released a game for the computer called Starship Titanic. The game helped to divert the author from a novel-in-progress that wasn't working, allowing for "a bit of mental crop rotation." Adams' PC game was not his first venture into the world of multimedia. In the early '80s, he produced "Hitchhiker" as both a radio and TV show and also released it as a text-only computer game for a company dubbed Infocom.

Born in Cambridge, England, in 1952 and educated at Cambridge University, Adams began his career as a writer and script editor at the BBC, including work on BBC TV's "Doctor Who."

Adams, 6’ 5" tall, married Jane Belson, a lawyer, in 1991. Living in Santa Barbara since 1999, they had a daughter, Polly. He died of a heart attack on 5/11/2001 at age 49, Santa Barbara, CA.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1998 (PC game, "Starship Titanic")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1979 (Hitchhiker's Guide)

Source Notes

David Fisher quotes Lee Knight in "Transit" 8/82 from Adams "just after 11:00 AM."

Categories

  • Vocation : Writers : Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Horror
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor (Irreverent, fey, witty)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection
  • Traits : Body : Size (Height of 6' 5")
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Attack, fatal)

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