Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge in 1952, and was educated
at Brentwood School, Essex and St. John's College, Cambridge, where
he read English. As well as writing all the different and
conflicting versions of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the
Galaxy, he has been responsible for Dirk Gently's Holistic
Detective Agency, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul,
and, with John Lloyd, The Meaning of Liff and The
Deeper Meaning of Liff. In 1978-79, he worked as Script Editor
on Doctor Who. He wrote three scripts for the show: "The
Pirate Planet," "City of Death" [under the name David Agnew], and
"Shada." Adams died in May 2001.
Gareth Roberts was born in Chesham, Buckinghamshire in 1968.
His scripts for Doctor Who on television include "The
Shakespeare Code," "The Unicorn and the Wasp," "The Lodger," and
"Closing Time." He has also written many scripts for the spin-off
series, The Sarah Jane Adventures, as well as scripts for
such television shows as Emmerdale and Randall &
Hopkirk [Deceased]. He has written nine previous Doctor
Who novels, and lives in West London.