Highly regarded during his time, British author Douglas Adams left behind a powerful legacy with his witty and extremely incisive brand of irreverent science-fiction. With both intelligence and creativity, he was to create a universe that would shed light on some of the greatest philosophical questions known to mankind. This is something that has not only been seen in print, but also within a variety of different mediums, such as radio, film, video-games and television.

Early and Personal Life

Born in 1952 on the 11th of March, Douglas Adams was brought up in East London after his family moved there from Cambridge. Shortly afterwards his sister, Susan, was born three years later followed by the divorce of their parents in 1957, as his mother then went to live in an RSPCA shelter in Brentwood with his grandparents. Douglas himself attended Brentwood School after passing their entrance exam before going onto learn at the prestigious Cambridge University where he graduated with a B.A. in English literature.

With an interest in writing formed at an early age, he was remembered for his creative work even as a ch