‘[A] very readable and mind-expanding collection’ – The Guardian, 8/9/2012
My essay ‘The Finest and the Third Worst: Aesthetics and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ has been published on the fine blog interestingliterature.com. (If you are using the Chrome browser, the text on that blog may not look good. If so, you could use another browser to view the material. I can report that in Internet Explorer it looks well.)
Julian Baggini on the World Service’s Newshour programme (via BBC Listen Again) on Hitchhiker’s and how it is philosophical. That material starts 47 minutes through.
The slides from my Hitchhiker’s Towel Day talk (at Cambridge Central Library, May 25th 2013).
Radio interview from 12/09/2012: me talking about the Hitchhiker book with Sean Moncrieff (a philosophy graduate!) on Newstalk Ireland.
- The Guardian review mentioned above.
- The book has (at the time of writing) a 4.27-out-of-5 rating on Goodreads.
- Another review.
- A further review.
- Reviews are forthcoming in (1) Philosophy Now magazine (and here is a forerunner of that review), (2) the journal Philosophical Quarterly.
Try and Buy
Buy the Hitchhiker book (in handsome paperback or rather nice e-book) from:
- W. H. Smith’s (UK; cheap! EDIT: and almost sold-out)
- the UK’s Guardian newspaper
- the publisher, Palgrave Macmillan, either in the UK or North America or Australasia
- various independent U.K. bookshops (via ‘Hive’, a tool for shopping locally online; there’s also a tool to find your local UK bookshop and this list of tax-paying alternatives to Amazon)
Amazon.co.uk[link removed now that I am more aware of Amazon's treatment of employees] Amazon.com[link removed now that I am more aware of Amazon's treatment of employees] or from one of the other Amazon sites such as Amazon.caand Amazon.de[as above]
- or (e-book only) Google Play [and of course Google gives one something to worry about, too]
Excerpts (try before you buy!)
- the book’s front matter (PDF file) including the preface and the contents pages (the latter being separately available as a JPG) (and this whole bundle is the one available via the ‘send to’ link in the sidebar on the right of this page) ©
- part of the Introduction (PDF) ©
- the book’s index of ‘philosophers, sages, luminaries, and other thinking persons’ (webpage) ©
- a larger image of the cover (in a PDF) ©