Here’s your chance to grab a rare piece of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy merchandise – a special vinyl release signed by Neil Gaiman!
Hitchhiker’s is, of course, the work of Douglas Adams (Doctor Who Script Editor and writer of The Pirate Planet and City of Death): based on the book series, this is the first time the original six episodes of the BBC radio series has officially been released on vinyl. And the DWC has had a delivery this morning, so we can confirm it’s an absolute beauty!
Here’s the synopsis:
More popular than the Celestial Home Care Omnibus! Better selling than 53 More Things To Do In Zero Gravity! This is the story of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy….
For the first time ever on vinyl, the original six episodes of the BBC radio series that became a global phenomenon released to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its original broadcast.
Presented on triple 180g heavyweight coloured vinyl, and housed in a beautiful 12″ x 12″ hardback book featuring newly commissioned sleeve notes, and including an exclusive note from author Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Coraline, Stardust). Each volume also includes a ‘Making of’ sleeve note by Jem Roberts, author of The Frood: The Authorised and Very Official History of Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Starring Peter Jones as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Susan Sheridan as Trillian, and Stephen Moore as Marvin the Paranoid Android. With guest cast including Jim Broadbent, David Jason, Richard Vernon, Roy Hudd, Bill Wallis, Jonathan Cecil and Beth Porter, and sound effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. This is the essential guide to seeing the galaxy on less than thirty Altairian dollars a day…
There are only 500 copies available, exclusively from Amazon, so if you want one, be quick!
Aside from his science fiction work, Doctor Who fans will know Gaiman from writing 2011’s The Doctor’s Wife and 2013’s Nightmare in Silver, so this is a great chance for autograph collectors to tick another one off their lists.
This is the first of five BBC radio series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy sets; further volumes will be released over the course of the next year and each will have 500 limited edition signed artwork print editions by its own guest sleeve note author.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Primary Phase collectors’ edition vinyl is out now, from Amazon.