Humourous SF Writers - Douglas Adams
is famous for the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
, although his work includes far more than this imaginative and hilarious... what? Film? Radio series? Books? TV series? HHG appeared in a wide range of media, including games from the dawn of the home computer era.
My first taste of his work was watching the TV series on a black and white telly, back in the mid 80's. I was about 16, and after nine years in Spain without TV I would have watched anything. HHG wasn't just anything, it was original and funny, and along with Minder, Dr Who and other programs of that era, it had a big influence on the way I write my own fiction. Entertainment comes first!
The world lost a friend when Douglas Adams passed away in 2001. There is nobody I'd rather have representing Earth when aliens finally drop by for a cuppa.