High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! "Young Zaphod Plays It Safe" is a short story by Douglas Adams set in his The Hitchhiker`s Guide to the Galaxy universe. It is included with several collections but has never been released as a standalone work. It first appeared in The Utterly Utterly Merry Comic Relief Christmas Book (1986) which Adams also co-edited. It also appears in slightly modified form in the Adams retrospective The Salmon of Doubt. The story also appears in some versions of the complete omnibus editions of The Hitchhiker`s Guide to the Galaxy.