Douglas Adams talks to presenter James Naughtie and takes questions from the audience in this edition of the BBC radio show Bookclub from from January 2000. Do you think you know who Marvin the paranoid android was based on? You might be wrong. Hear it from the man himself (cheatsheet - he actually gives two answers.)

Also listen to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future


And then there's a reading of Richard Matheson's Duel as read by Nathan Osgood. Episode two comes next week.

And last but by no means last comes Ursula K Le Guin's haunting tale set in a near future dystopia. Read by Laurel Lefkow. Episode 2 next week.

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