Friday, August 26, 2011

Five books on aliens

For the Independent, Alice-Azania Jarvis came up with a reading list on aliens.

Her selection under the category of humor:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

First published in 1985 following a successful radio series of the same name, Adams' series of Hitchhiker books remain a pop-cultural phenomenon, spawning multiple spin-offs on stage and in comic books. The laugh-out-loud tale follows Arthur Dent, a hapless Englishman, as he travels through space.
Read about another book on the reading list.

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy appears on TDon Calame's top 10 list of funny teen boy books and John Mullan's list of ten of the best instances of invisibility in literature.

Related: Ten of the best aliens in science fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue