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.