The Best Douglas Adams Books

List Rules
Vote for the Douglas Adams novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Douglas Adams books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Douglas Adams is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Adams is best known for his hugely popular science fiction novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which is also a pop culture touchstone. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Douglas Adams who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different books, like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Mostly Harmless. What are Douglas Adams's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
Ranked by
    • First Published: 1979-10-12
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Comic novel, Comic science fiction, Humour, Science Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
    • First Published: 1980-01-01
    • Subjects: Humour, Adventure
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Comic science fiction, Humour, Fiction, Science Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
    • Subjects: Humour, Adventure
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Comic science fiction, Humour, Fiction, Science Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
    4
    Douglas Adams, Jean Bonnefoy
    • First Published: 1984
    • Subjects: Humour, Adventure
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Comic novel, Comic science fiction, Humour, Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
    • First Published: 1987
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Comedy, Science Fiction, Fantasy
    • Original Language: English Language
    • First Published: 1988-10-10
    • Subjects: Astrophysics
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Comic novel, Mystery, Fiction, Comedy
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Salmon of Doubt
    7
    Douglas Adams
    • First Published: 2002
    • Subjects: Literature, Humour, Classics, Adventure
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Humour, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Mostly Harmless
    8
    Douglas Adams, Jean Bonnefoy
    • Subjects: Literary, Humour, Adventure
    • Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Comic science fiction, Humour, Fiction, Science Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Last Chance to See
    9
    Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine
    • First Published: 1990
    • Subjects: Science, Zoology
    • Original Language: English Language
    • First Published: 1998
    • Genres (Book): Comic novel, Science Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • Deeper Meaning of Liff
    11
    Douglas Adams, Bert Kitchen, John Lloyd
    • Genres (Book): Humour