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Young Zaphod Plays It Safe

(1986)
Author: Douglas Adams
Illustrator: Peter Cross
Publisher: Pan Books
Pages: 0
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Bindings:Compilation
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Found in:The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide [1996]
Classifications:Comedy
SciFi
Synopsis:
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