‘People of Earth, your attention please. This is Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council. Plans for the development of the outlying regions of the galaxy require the building of a hyperspatial express route through your star system and regrettably your planet is scheduled for demolition.  The process will take slightly less than two of your Earth minutes.  Thank you.’ For Arthur Dent, Earthling, this severe case of planning blight is the start of a remarkable set of travels guided by an equally remarkable book…Cover art by Ian Wright.