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Name: Young Zaphod Plays It Safe

Author: Douglas Adams
Year: 1986
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Genres/categories: Science fiction, Fiction, Short Stories, Humor, Fantasy

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Young Zaphod Plays it Safe is a novella by Douglas Adams set in his The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy universe. It doesn't appear as a standalone work, but is included with several collections. The story is a prequel to the events in The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and has the young Zaphod Beeblebrox working as a salvage ship operator. He guides some bureaucrats to a crashed spaceship which may be leaking some hazardous materials. The bureaucrats are determined to "make it safe". The comic asides in the story include some of the time travel paradoxes which are a common running theme in Adams' SF work, and plenty of material about lobsters
About the author:
Douglas Adams (1952-2001) was an English author, screenwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist. He is best known as the author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.

This book is part of the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series.
Here are some other books from this series:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
First published 1979
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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
First published 1996
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, Pop Rating:9.6/10
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
First published 1980
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, Pop Rating:9.5/10
Life, the Universe and Everything
First published 1982
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, Pop Rating:9.3/10
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
First published 1984
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, Pop Rating:9.2/10
Mostly Harmless
First published 1992
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The More Than Complete Hitchhiker's Guide
First published 1989
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