When your planet has been blown up, the woman you love has disappeared due to a misunderstanding of space/time, the spaceship you are on crashes on a remote and Bob-fearing planet, and all you have to fall back on is a few simple sandwich-making abilities. Instead of becoming disheartened, however, ... Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life a bit–and all hell breaks loose immediately.
Hell takes a number of forms: there is the standard version of the Ford Prefect, in the shape of an all-new edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and a completely unexpected manifestation in the shape of a teenage girl who shocks Arthur Dent by being his daughter when he didn't even know that he had one.
Is Arthur able to save the Earth from total multidimensional erasure? Can he save the Guide from a hostile takeover by an alien? Can he rescue his daughter from herself, Random? Clearly not. He never works out what exactly happens. Will you?
What was the self-sacrifice?" I jettisoned half of a much-loved and I think irreplaceable pair of shoes." Why was that self-sacrifice?" Because they were mine!" said Ford, crossly. I think we have different value systems." Well mine's better.
Anything that happens, happens. Anything that, in happening, causes something else to happen, causes something else to happen. Anything that, in happening, causes itself to happen again, happens again. It doesn’t necessarily do it in chronological order, though.
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In this installment of the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy saga, Ford Prefect of the planet Betelgeuse relies on serendipity and his own quick wits to protect a new edition of the Hitchhiker's Gu