The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a comedy science fiction created by Douglas Adams. The novel was first published in 1979. This is the first book in the series of the same name. The main character Arthur Dent fights for his home that is about to be demolished and replaced by a new road. But these plans are spoiled by his friend, who turns out to be an alien and informs him that the Earth will soon be destroyed. The characters manage to get on the ship of the alien race of the Vogons a moment before Earth is destroyed. This is where their long journey full of adventures starts.