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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Which famous scifi writer was once a porter, builder, cleaner, bodyguard?

Clue: He wrote, performed and directed stage revues in London, Cambridge and for the Edinburgh fringe. As well as writing books about the universe and everything,  he was a radio producer and script editor of Doctor Who.
Answer: Douglas Adams, author of Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy 
Bit of background preparation for the Year 9 book review task.  I wonder how they'll enjoy descriptions like
'...Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindbogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you - daft as a brush, but very ravenous)...'
I wonder if the idea for 'daft as a brush' came from his cleaning work experience! Daft as a script editor lacks something, somehow. What do you think?

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