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Geek Gear: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ‘Mostly Harmless’ Shirt
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Mostly Harmless Shirt

The deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel today is a design inspired by the Douglas Adams Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy universe called “Mostly Harmless” by tonynichols.

The shirt went on sale at RIPT today, Saturday, January 4, 2014, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

The t-shirt is available in men’s (through 3XL), women’s, and youth sizes for $10 each. Kids sizes are $10 (Girls, Toddlers, and Onesies); Hoodies for $38 (in Men/Unisex sizes). See images on product page for shirt colors. You can also get the design on coasters for $25; prints 18″³x24″³ for $20 and 24″³x32″³ for $40; headphones for $40; laptop sleeves for $30-$40.

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$2 eBook Deal: Douglas Adams’ ‘Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul’
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Douglas Adams Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Part of today’s Kindle ebook deal of the day over at Amazon is the Douglas Adams novel Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, the follow-up to Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, for only $1.99 (that’s 75% off the regular price of $7.99). If you’d like to purchase a physical copy of Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, the book is also available in mass market paperback.

Note – this deal is valid only for today, Monday, December 23, 2013, until 11:59pm PST.

Be sure to check out this month’s Kindle deals: 100 Kindle Books For $3.99 or Less, which includes Stardust by Neil Gaiman for $1.99; Stephen King’s The Shining for $3.99; The Last Policeman: A Novel by Ben H. Winters for $2.79; and Divergent by Veronica Roth for $3.99.

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$2 eBook Deal: Douglas Adams’ ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’
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Douglas Adams Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Part of today’s Kindle ebook deal of the day over at Amazon is the Douglas Adams novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency for only $1.99 (that’s 75% off the regular price of $7.99). If you’d like to purchase a physical copy of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, the book is also available in mass market paperback.

Note – this deal is valid only for today, Wednesday, December 18, 2013, until 11:59pm PST.

Be sure to check out this month’s Kindle deals: 100 Kindle Books For $3.99 or Less, which includes Stardust by Neil Gaiman for $1.99; Stephen King’s The Shining for $3.99; The Last Policeman: A Novel by Ben H. Winters for $2.79; and Divergent by Veronica Roth for $3.99.

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Google Celebrates ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ Author Douglas Adams With Interactive Doodle
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Douglas Adams Interactive Google Doodle

Today marks the birthday of author Douglas Adams, best known for his humorous science fiction books, most notably The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In honor of the late author, who would have been 61, Google has posted an interactive Doodle on their home page today, March 11, 2012.

The interactive Doodle incorporates items from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, including the famed guide itself, and if you click through in the right places, you’ll get the whole story! Click on the objects in the doodle on Google‘s homepage to see everything in action. Be sure to turn up the sound! Below is a video that shows all the interactions, in case you miss any.

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Countdown To Doctor Who: Book Review: ‘Shada’
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Countdown to Doctor Who: Book Review: Shada

Countdown To Doctor Who: Book Review: ShadaDoctor Who: Shada
By Gareth Roberts
Original Script by Douglas Adams
Ace Publishing
Release Date: June 26, 2012
Cover Price: $12.99 (Kindle Edition)

In a rather captivating, though curious manner, you might find it astonishing that Gareth Roberts‘ adaptation of the Doctor Who adventure by Douglas Adams called Shada caused music to play in my head.

That sounds a little weird, of course. But when it comes to both Doctor Who and Douglas Adams, the strangeness should not only be expected by now, but mandatory par for the course.

Allow me to explain.

I have found, in my years of being an overly obsessive geek that the best adaptations of already established franchises inspire your mind to create the ambience of the universe you’re investing in. In all types of writing, a good author will not only be able to explain the scene to you, but totally immerse you in it: you can see the brightness (or gloominess) of the sky, you can almost feel the floors or walls of the setting, and you can smell the odors described, such as the scent of rain on a hot day”¦ or petrichor, for example…

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