Andrew B edited the summary of The Salmon of Doubt Saturday, April 17, 2010.
The Salmon of Doubt, itself, is a partial rough draft of Douglas Adams' newest Dirk Gently novel (though Douglas had reportedly been realizing that more and more it "felt" more like a sixth Hitchhiker book). Most readers will be intrigued to know that it does not encompass even one-third of the book. The majority of the pages in The Salmon of Doubt (the collection, as a whole) are filled with letters, journal entries, stories, and articles by and/or about Douglas' life and work.
These items were given to the publisher by Jane Adams, so that a more complete picture of Douglas could be understood. Get to know Douglas not only as an author, but as a scientist, technophile, activist and perpetual child (in a good way, of course).