Sequel to the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – Autumn 2009

Not sure what to make of this – it seems that Eoin Colfer has been asked to write a sequel to Douglas Adams’ famous SciFi series.

“Penguin announced today that it is to publish the sixth novel in the ever-more increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy. Eight years after the tragically early death of its creator, Douglas Adams, widow Jane Belson has sanctioned the project to be written by the international number-one bestselling children’s writer, Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl novels. The new book is entitled “And Another Thing…” and will be published in hardback by Penguin in October 2009. The deal was done with Sophie Hicks and Ed Victor of Ed Victor Ltd., agents for both Colfer and the Douglas Adams estate.”

Has anybody read his Artemis Fowl books? Is his writing style anything like DNAs? To me, HHGTTG is a holy book (I just bought a new “complete edition” leather bound version), so this is a serious topic. Anyway, Jane Belson has endorsed it, so I’m looking forward to the result.

What do you think?

Douglas Adams plays Pink Floyd

It was Douglas Adams's 54th birthday (or it would have been, were he still alive..) on March 11th.

Reading Industrial Technology & Witchcraft (german), I found references to Douglas playing guitar during a Pink Floyd concert:

"Adams's official biography shares its name with the song "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd. Adams was friendly with their guitarist David Gilmour and, on the occasion of his 42nd birthday (the number 42 having especial significance, being The Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything), was invited to make a guest appearance at one of their 1994 concerts in London, playing rhythm guitar on the songs "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse". Adams chose the name for Pink Floyd's 1994 album, The Division Bell by picking the words from the lyrics to one of its tracks. Gilmour also performed at Adams's Memorial Service."

You can find pictures on David Gilmour's site, and thanks to the readers of IT&W, now there are bootleg recordings of the two songs! Go to the article's comments to find the download links.

Ok guys, that's not bad. Now where are the videos?