Talk:So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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Characters[edit]

Just to be straight here: Fenchurch is the character Arthur falls in love with. Her brother is Russell. The lorry (truck) driver is Rob McKenna, who has a minor part in the book, and more of a role in the radio series adaptation.

About the characters,... Where are Zaphod and Trillian throughout the book?! Why didn't Adams put Ford in more too? This is more romance than science fiction —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tommyinglis (talkcontribs) 16:24, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

apple computers[edit]

in this page it says Douglas Adams bought the second, and Fry the first, whilst in Fry's page it says he (Fry) bought the second and Adams the first...

Stolen biscuits[edit]

<<During the story Arthur Dent recounts a story of something that once happened to him at a train station. He bought a packet of biscuits and sat down to wait for the train. Then a man, who was already sitting there at the opposite side of the table, opened the packet, took one biscuit and ate it. So Arthur took one, saying nothing, and they went through the whole packet like that. After the man had left, Arthur looks under his newspaper and discovers his packet of biscuits.>>

I've read a similar story in Reader's Digest, probably sometime in the 1990s. It was a column of reader-submitted military experiences, and someone in the military had this happen to him. The person who he thought was eating his biscuits was a higher-ranked officer. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 66.92.144.74 (talk) 19:23, 22 December 2006 (UTC).

Lost parts from "So Long"[edit]

Does someone know whats this? I've read it and it looks like the continuation of the fourth book. Though the topic covering the fourth book on Wiki has no info about it. -- himself 14:16, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

You may want to ask on one of the fansites, but I'd be pretty certain it's a fake (especially if it has 'This is a fake' written on the canvas in black felt marker!) --JohnDBuell 23:05, 11 March 2007 (UTC)
Regulars at the Douglas Adams Continuum confirm it's fan fiction. --JohnDBuell 00:45, 12 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. That topic, right? Well, at least the origin is known now. Still I'd be happier if that weren't a fake; it's somehow brighter than the fifth novel of the series. -- himself 18:00, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Plot "summary"[edit]

This is 2,293 words long. How is that a summary? Tirailleur 12:55, 2 October 2007 (UTC)


Opening sentence[edit]

I changed one word in the opening sentence from "trilogy" to "series." The phrase, "...is the fourth book of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy..." makes no sense, as a trilogy by definition would not have a fourth book. 14:16, 9 January 2011 (MST) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 162.18.238.27 (talk)

-- That was the joke, it was originally a trilogy then he kept righting more books - the blurbs for the 4th & 5th books (90s editions anyway) & what felt like everything written about the books in the 90s, offically described it as a "...trilogy of...parts"

109.224.137.121 (talk) 07:15, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

...found its way into the scientific literature?[edit]

The article mentions God's final message, "We apologise for the inconvenience", has also found its way into the scientific literature.

This "scientific literature" are obviously april fool jokes. This is contrary to the impression the sentence in the artice appear to give. --Klaws (talk) 09:49, 15 April 2012 (UTC)