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Every May 25th, fans around the globe celebrate Towel Day in tribute to the late author Douglas Adams, who brought us The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (currently being adapted into a BBC AMERICA original series, premiering October 22).

Who was Douglas Adams, and why was his influence on pop culture so wide-ranging? How should newcomers approach his deeply satirical work? Who better to ask than his devoted readers? Anglophenia’s Maude Garrett did just that at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

How were you introduced to Douglas Adams? Tell us below:

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.