Squornshellous Zeta is a insignificant planet in the trilogy "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams.

squorn.de is my small planet in this universe

The following small scene from the third book " Life, the Universe and Everything" describes the planet Squornshellous Zeta. There are two other short references
to Squornshellous Zeta in chapter 5 of the first book, but both are not really of any improtance. Well nothing happens in this excerpt, but in the book the scene continues with some real action. You should read the books.

Another world, another day, another dawn.

The early morning's thinnest sliver of light appeared silently.

Several billion trillion tons of superhot exploding hydrogen nuclei rose slowly above the horizon and managed to look small, cold and slightly damp.

There is a moment in every dawn when light floats, there is the possibility of magic. Creation holds its breath.

The moment passed as it regularly did on Squornshellous Zeta, without incident.

The mist clung to the surface of the marshes. The swamp trees were grey with it, the tall reeds indistinct. It hung motionless like held breath.

Nothing moved.

There was silence.

The sun struggled feebly with the mist, tried to impart a little warmth here, shed a little light there, but clearly today was going to be just another long haul across the sky.

Nothing moved.

Again, silence.

Nothing moved.


Very often on Squornshellous Zeta, whole days would go on like this, and this was indeed going to be one of them.

Fourteen hours later the sun sank hopelessly beneath the opposite horizon with a sense of totally wasted effort.