Douglas Adams - a science fiction writer?

3. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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DNA himself dates the idea back to the year 1971 when he was lying drunk in a field in Innsbruck on one of his hitch-hiking travels. He had with him a copy of the Hitch Hiker's Guide to Europe by Ken Walsh and not much else. It was on that occasion that it occurred to him that "if only someone would write a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as well, then [he] for one would be off like a shot. Having had this thought [he] promptly fell asleep and forgot about it for six years." (Adams, "A Guide to the Guide")

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