About ZZ9

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is a club for fans of "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" created by Douglas Adams. We organise meetings for members around the UK (and occasionally in other countries), produce a magazine four times a year, and offer a range of Guide related merchandise available to members by post. (At least we do when we have a merchandise officer) Our membership is varied and diverse, encompassing the widest range of humanity (and, quite likely, inhumanity) imaginable. Our youngest ever member was not even born, and our oldest has pushed 70. Besides the prestige of being a member of the best and greatest appreciation society the Galaxy has ever known, membership of ZZ9 will entitle you partake in the democratic election of the committee, and to the all the following:

Mostly Harmless

The society's (approximately) quarterly newsletter is cram packed with news, reviews, articles, rants and other amazing things. Published as regularly as clockwork - albeit clockwork that has trouble deciding which order it should go through the seconds - this is an unmissable tool for all aficionados of Douglas Adams's work. You can even download a sample issue.


We stock and distribute a wide range of Hitchhiker's related merchandise - from T-shirts to Beeblebears - that is available by mail order to members only. (Currently taking a break from sending out Merchandise since we don't have a merchandise officer)

Social gatherings

ZZ9 is a social experience. Originally formed as an excuse to get together and re-appreciate the works of one Douglas Adams, it continues the grand tradition of bringing people together. With monthly social gatherings, weekend slouches, occasional parties and annual picnics (Beeblebear and Towel), as well as mass attendance of Science Fiction conventions, ZZ9 is a way of life. It is life.

Dr Who script novelisations

Two new Doctor Who novels have recently been published from Douglas Adams scripts

Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet

Thursday 1 February 2018. Paperback edition of James Goss's novelisation of the Douglas Adams script. ISBN: 9781849906784 http://amzn.to/2sR090s

Doctor Who and the Krikketmen

Thursday 18 January 2018. Hardback edition of James Goss's novelisation of the Douglas Adams script. ISBN: 9781785941054 http://amzn.to/2sOHhPw


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