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 Hitchhikerâ€™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 childrenâ€™s writer, Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl novels. The new book is entitled â€œAnd Another Thingâ€¦â€ 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?