H2G2 Literary Society

Welcome to the H2G2 Literary Society. A small structure specifically designed to help you find an author to your taste, to find out more about an author that you already like, to promote world unity and the consumption of doughnuts, and to act as a definitive excuse for reading too much.

Here you will find a collection of entries from H2G2 on or relating to artists who have chosen as their medium of expression the written word. In a few circumstances we have included entries on musical artists, but only when these artists were as well-known for the songs they wrote as for the manner in which they performed them. Oliver began the project, but has since quit using the Internet altogether. Gavroche, is currently leading the effort, and trying to recruit more assistance.

Find a soft, comfortable chair to sit down in. Make sure you know where your towel is. And browse around. If you have written, or write a guide entry in the future that pertains to the Literary universe, please drop us a line. We'll add you to the list. If you spot any mistakes, please let us know this as well. We'll quickly find a scapegoat to pass the buck to (e.g. I must have downed too many glasses of Pussers the night I typed that...) But we will fix the mistake.

If you would like to write a guide entry on an author, but are having difficulty deciding, you can visit our list of Recommendations below.

Finally: Praise, criticism, suggestions, queries on where to send gifts of appreciation -- all of this is welcome. Without further ado...

The H2G2 Literary Society



Douglas Adams????
Dante AlighieriPoetry
Bertolt BrechtPoetry, Drama
Charles DickensFiction
Bob DylanSongwriter
James HerbertHorror
A.E. HousmanPoetry
Victor HugoPoetry, Fiction, Drama
Jack KerouacPoetry, Beat
Stephen R LawheadFantasy, Science Fiction
Tom LehrerSongwriter, Humor
Doris LessingFiction, Essays
H.P. LovecraftHorror
Anne McCaffreyFantasy
William McGonagallPoetry
George OrwellFiction
Raymond QueneauPoetry
Robert RankinScience Fiction, Humor
Arturo Perez ReverteFiction
William ShakespearePoetry, Drama
Shel SilversteinChildren's Poetry
Dylan ThomasPoetry
Hunter S ThompsonGonzo Journalist
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)Fiction
Kurt VonnegutFiction
Loudon Wainwright IIISongwriter
P.G. WodehouseHumor

Entries focusing on the work:

Alice in Wonderlandby Lewis Carroll
The Brethrenby John Grisham
Catch-22by Joseph Heller
Discworldby Terry Pratchett
Duneby Frank Herbert
Four Quartetsby T.S. Eliot
Harry Potterby J.K.Rowling
I Robotby Isaac Asimov
James Bondby Ian Fleming
Lord of the Ringsby J.R.R. Tolkein
Nancy Drewby Edward Stratemeyer
Neuromancerby William Gibson
1984by George Orwell
On the Roadby Jack Kerouac
Perry Rhodanby Karl Scheer and Walter Ernstling
Sandmanby Neil Gaiman
Stainless Steel Ratby Harry Harrsion
Ulyssesby James Joyce
Watership Downby Richard Adams

Literary types and movements

Beat Poetry
English 17th Century Nonsense Poetry
Great American Novel
Nursery Rhymes
Science Fiction and Fantasy

Words added to the language through fiction


Other links of interest

H2G2 Fiction CentralThe fiction of Researchers
Oddities of EnglishOddities of the English Language


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