Unseen Hitchhiker’s Guide material in new Douglas Adams biography

From The Guardian:

Extracts from an abandoned draft of a Hitchhiker’s Guide novel by Douglas Adams are set to be included in a new biography of the late author after they were discovered amongst the papers in his Cambridge archive.

A selection is set to be included in his forthcoming biography of Adams, The Frood, from cut extracts from the first Hitchhiker’s Guide novel, The Dentrassi and Arthur’s Reverie, to extracts from the “lost” draft of Life The Universe and Everything, including one on “Inter-Species Sex”.

“The Salmon of Doubt was taken from the hard drive of all Douglas’s many different Apple Macs,” Roberts said. “Nobody had ever thought about a paper trail though. Douglas Adams was the king of new technology, and people probably thought he’d had a huge bonfire of all his papers. But there are boxes and boxes of notebooks, lots of typescript stuff, paper printed from the computer … it was just an enormous job.”

There is “an enormous amount of material out there that has never been seen before”, said Roberts. As well as Life, the Universe and Everything, the biography will feature an alternative original pitch for Hitchhiker, a lost rough script for the second television series, and further scraps of unused material, with names like Baggy the Runch and The Assumption of Saint Zalabad.