He was one of the hoopiest froods ever, a thinker, entertainer, genius and master storyteller. He would have been 61 years old today. His trilogy of five books in The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy series sold over 15 million copies in his own, far too short, lifetime. If you haven’t read it, go and rectify that now. He was man who knew where his towel was.

douglas adams

He was one wise man, who, through his writing, flew by learning how to throw himself at the ground and miss.

Vale, Mr Adams.