Sunday, August 30, 2009

A little more Dirk

I was watching an old 'Dr. Who' show from Netflix and noticed it was written by Douglas Adams. I went to Wiki to see what else he may have written besides HH-Guide and the two Dirk Gently novels. He had written a number of radio and TV comedy episodes and a couple of Dr. Who stories. These included some Monty Python skits. He also wrote some non-fiction about saving animals.

The Salmon of Doubt was published posthumously. It is a collection of bits and pieces of stuff with the largest part being an unfinished Dirk Gently novel called The Salmon of Doubt. The title is a reversal of the Irish mythical story of The Salmon of Knowledge. A lot of Adams' comedy revolved around God and religion. He enjoyed the topic because he himself was a devout atheist.

I put in on hold at the library.

1 comment:

Greg said...

The answer is, of course, 42.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Answer_to_Life,_the_Universe,_and_Everything#Answer_to_Life.2C_the_Universe.2C_and_Everything_.2842.29
"What do you get if you multiply 6 by 9? 42." And as Adams later said, "I may be a sorry case, but I don't write jokes in base 13."
Now my main question becomes: what kind of nerd does it take to notice that 6x9 really is 42...in base 13?