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YAAJones, of Monty Python fame, has successfully translated Adams's vision into a manic interstellar romp that is a welcome companion to the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series. Starship was launched into the public's consciousness as a brief sentence in Life, the Universe and Everything (Pocket, 1990) and, after experiencing Spontaneous Massive Existence Failure, has resurfaced as a well-received CD-ROM game and as this amusing novel. With not much more plot than a Seinfeld episode, Starship follows the efforts of a cast of daft characters who must earn a free upgrade on the most extravagant and technologically advanced ship ever created. Their mission is to bring the ship's lobotomized computer brain back online while distracting a single-minded bomb and battling an army of hostile shipbuilders who do more good than harm. Absurdities pile on oddities, leaving oxygen-starved readers gasping between giggles. This collaborative effort between Jones and Adams sparkles with the inane humor and fondness for the ridiculous that has earned them a cult following. It will be popular with their many fans and the release of the CD-ROM in April will create new converts among the few who have thus far missed the boat.ARobin Deffendall, Prince William Public Library System, VA
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Conceived by Adams, author of the cult classic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and executed by Sheckley (The Draconian New York, Forge, 1996), this story concerns the most technologically advanced starship ever designed and the very human tensions that arise among the Architect, the Manager, and the Accountant when the ship is finished.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Douglas Adams was a genius. if you have not yet read his works, you have to! i am especially fond of his dirk gently books and last chance to see. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shahab
An awesome read. It's not as awe inspiring as the classic point-and-click adventure game. However, it's comedy is totally Terry Jones. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Wesley
Anyone using Doug as a reason to pretend to write should be ashamed, not Doug, and wrong. Sorry, it is all the same.Published 16 months ago by dkwomer
What else do you need to know? Douglas Adams, channeled through the brilliance and talent of Terry Jones.
Funny doesn't get much funnier than this.
I was interested in reading something new that Douglas Adams had done .I have read most but not this one.If you are a fan of his,try this .It is classic Adams,Wonderful.Published on December 25, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I really didn't like this. I wanted to like it, but I didn't.
Maybe I would have enjoyed it if I was able to not compare it to Douglas Adam's writing, but I couldn't... Read more
Tthe style is nearly "Adams" with the familiar bizarre allusions and delightful asides. It lacks the coherence of plot that bound the wit to a unifying purpose. Read morePublished on April 15, 2012 by stephen.digby
PLEASE remember that Douglas Adams began this series as a radio program - that is where his books come alive. Enjoy it in the format that it was meant for...Published on January 14, 2012 by Tabitha Dyer