Encyclopedia > Slartibartfast

  Article Content

Slartibartfast

Slartibartfast is a fictional character in Douglas Adams' The Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy.

He is a Magrathean, and a designer of planets, most notably the fjords found on the coast of Norway on planet Earth. Slartibartfast won an award for his coastal design. When Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect were on ancient Earth, they saw this award (and Slartibartfast's signature) deep inside a glacier in ancient Norway.

When Earth II was being made, Slartibartfast was assigned to the continent of Africa. He was unhappy about this, because he wanted to make more fjords, and fjords in Africa would be hard for him to explain without natural glacial movement.

In the event the new Earth was not required, and much to Slartibartfast's disgust its owners suggested he take a quick skiing holiday on his glaciers before dismantling it.

Douglas Adams writes in the notes accompanying the published volume of original radio scripts that he wanted Slartibartfast's name to sound very rude, but still actually broadcastable. His first attempt was "Phartiphukborlz".



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Metaphysics

... tangetnial matters: a philosophical lexicon, an attempt to define philsophy in general, and several extracts from the Physics repeated verbatim.) So ontology, theology, and ...