Cold? Laughter Will Keep You Warm.

Cold?  Let laughter keep you warm with a scifi classic and some read-a-likes.

Hitch Hikers Guide







I hope I don’t have to tout the wonders of Douglas Adam’s Hitchhikers Guide series to most.  I think it is quite possibly the funniest series I’ve ever read.  From Millyways restaurant to Slartibartfast I don’t think I ever stopped laughing.

For those of you who haven’t read it:  After Earth is demolished to make way for a new hyperspatial expressway, Earthling Arthur Dent begins to hitch-hike through unforgiving space with his non-earth pal Ford Prefect.  While the story has been told in film, radio and book, my favorite medium to learn the meaning of life, the universe and everything is to grab the Ultimate Hitch Hikers Guide, a comfy couch, a cup of tea and read for hours. I hope you enjoy the series as much as I do

To those in love with the 'Guide, but looking for some other titles to try, I have a couple of worthwhile recommendations you may like.  If you have other favorite titles that I omitted, please leave them in the comments below. 


Year Zero






Year Zero by Rob Reid takes you on a headlong journey through the outer reaches of the universe--and the inner workings of our absurdly dysfunctional music industry. The entire cosmos has been hopelessly hooked on humanity's music ever since "YearZero" (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang. The resulting fines and penalties have bankrupted the whole universe. We humans suddenly own everything-- and the aliens are not amused.




If you ever dreamed of serving aboard the USS Enterprise (A-E), then be careful what color shirt you wear.  Redshirts by John Scalzi explores the mystery behind why the mortality rate of crew members wearing a red shirt is so high, and why officers never seem to die or get injured.