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The Favorite Thing Ever site just put up an entry on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and now I feel like I gotta get a Kindle. I never felt that way before, but I'm sold.

Pan Books published the novel as a paperback in October 1979 after the BBC turned it down, and it sold 250,000 in the first three months.

January of 1980, I was browsing the shelves in the Science Fiction Bookshop in Manhattan after class, looking for some light SciFi, preferably humor--and said as much to the guy who ran the shop. He was at the front desk, cutting open a box. He popped open the top and pulled out a paperback: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. "How's this?" he said. "The guy from the distributor said it was pretty funny."

I bought that paperback, and yeah, it was "pretty funny." It wasn't easy reading it on the D train back to Brooklyn, people kept giving me looks as I tried to stifle my laughter, completely unsuccessfully. And it occurs to me that, barring tourists who brought it back with them on the plane, there's a slim possibility I'm the first person in the USA who read HHGG. ;)
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Sooo, like, I went out and got me some Cambridge Culture, and it was awesome! I saw this:

That's the preview for Alice Vs. Wonderland! I wrote a detailed review for chelseagirl47; probably tl;dnr for most of you! )

Wow, that got long! More on the play after breakfast!

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