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Enjoyed The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Here are 9 books that you may like if you liked The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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The Eyre Affair
A Thursday Next Novel
Jasper Fforde - Feb 25, 2003 (first published in 2001)
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Great Britain circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. Baconians are trying to convince the world that Francis Bacon really wrote Shakespeare, there are riots between the Surrealists and Impressionists, and thousands of men are named John Milton...
Neverwhere Illustrated Edition
Neil Gaiman - Sep 26, 2017 (first published in 1996)
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Under the streets of London there's a place most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet. This is the city of the people who have fallen between the cracks.Richard Mayhew, a young businessman, is going to find out more than enough about this other London...
To Say Nothing of the Dog
Connie Willis - Dec 01, 1998
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Connie Willis' Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Doomsday Book uses time travel for a serious look at how people connect with each other. In this Hugo-winning companion to that novel, she offers a completely different kind of time travel adventure: a delightful romantic comedy that pays hilarious homage to Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat.When to...
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Douglas Adams - Oct 07, 2014 (first published in 1987)
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From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel of ghosts, time travel, and one detective's mission to save humanity from extinction.Quirky and bumbling private investigator Dirk Gently stumbles upon a ghost, millions of year...
Guards! Guards!
Terry Pratchett - Apr 30, 2013 (first published in 1989)
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This is where the dragons went. They lie ... not dead, not asleep, but ... dormant. And although the space they occupy isn't like normal space, nevertheless they are packed in tightly. They could put you in mind of a can of sardines, if you thought sardines were huge and scaly. And presumably, somewhere, there's a key...GUARDS! GUARDS! is the eight...
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Good Omens
The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (Cover may vary)
Neil Gaiman - Nov 28, 2006 (first published in 1990)
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Armageddon only happens once, you know. They dont let you go around again until you get it right.People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so its only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive n...
Cat's Cradle
A Novel
Kurt Vonnegut - Sep 08, 1998 (first published in 1963)
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Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony, Kurt Vonnegut's cult tale of global destruction preys on our deepest fears of witnessing Armageddon and, worse still, surviving it ...Dr Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding 'fathers' of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to the world. For he's the inventor of 'ice-nine', a lethal chemical capable o...
The Color of Magic
Terry Pratchett - Jan 29, 2013 (first published in 1983)
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Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent, bestselling novels have garnered him a revered position in the halls of parody next to the likes of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.The Color of Magic is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage through the now-legendary land of Discworld. This is where it all begins -- with the tourist Two...
Bill, The Galactic Hero
Harry Harrison - Jul 03, 2012 (first published in 1965)
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It was the highest honor to defend the Empire against the dreaded Chingers, an enemy race of seven-foot-tall lizards. But Bill, a Technical Fertilizer Operator from a planet of farmers, wasn't interested in honor-he was only interested in two things: his chosen career, and the shapely curves of Inga-Maria Calyphigia. Then a recruiting robot shangha...