Welcome to Planet Magrathea, the only site on the web which provides daily news updates about the world(s) of the late Douglas Adams and his creation The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I'm MJ Simpson: writer, journalist, occasional broadcaster and - so I'm told - the world's leading authority on the life and career of Douglas Noel Adams.
The 20+ years that I spent researching Douglas' work resulted in the award-winning biography Hitchhiker as well as numerous other publications; you can find out more about me and my books here. Douglas died in May 2001 at the appallingly early age of 49 but like many great artists his career refused to die with him and in fact the subsequent years were packed with new and repackaged Adams material, as well as tributes to the man. In summer 2003 I was wondering why all this stuff wasn't being reported anywhere on the web and then I realised: the only reason I knew about it was because of the unique and extensive network of contacts which I had built up over the years so it really fell to me to be the one reporting it.
Hence Planet Magrathea (or Magrathea as it was known before I bought this URL), the only site on the web which is constantly updated with accurate - often exclusive - news about the many and varied works which are the extraordinary legacy of Douglas Adams. Here is what I have for you:
If you have any news relating to Douglas Adams and/or The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...
(For reviews of cult movies and interviews with the people who make them, why not visit my other site - MJSimpson.co.uk.)