Colfer to add to Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide series

This is so exciting to me! I’ve been a fan of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series since I picked up the first installment, years and years ago. And I read my first Colfer book just this month!

Children’s book author Eoin Colfer will write a sixth book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by the late Douglas Adams. Colfer’s book, called And Another Thing …, will be published in the U.S. by Hyperion in October 2009.

In a statement, Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series, said he considers the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy “like nothing I had read before, or since for that matter. It is a slice of satirical genius. A marvel of quantum tomfoolery. A dissection of the absurdities of our human condition. A space odyssey that forces us to face ourselves and collapse in hysterics … My first reaction was semi-outrage that anyone should be allowed to tamper with this incredible series. But on reflection, I realized that this is a wonderful opportunity to work with characters I have loved since childhood and give them something of my own voice while holding on to the spirit of Douglas Adams. I am bloody determined that this will be the best thing I have ever written.”

I’m looking forward to it.

Via Shelf Awareness.

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4 responses to “Colfer to add to Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide series

  1. I would be more excited about this if I hadn’t really disliked Artemis Fowl. My son will be thrilled, though!

  2. When I read your comment, I went and found your post about Artemis Fowl. I think much of what you said is fair, but I still liked it. It wasn’t for the characters that I stayed, and it wasn’t for the plot. I stayed with Artemis Fowl because of the clever words and the way he explained the creatures.

  3. Yeah, the clever words were fun. So were the creatures!

    Anyway, you won Dear American Airlines. I’m just putting up a post now. But I noticed that your comment mentioned the book being nonfiction, and it actually isn’t. It’s fiction. It just sort of sounded like nonfiction when I explained it, I guess!

  4. Oh, OK. My bad. 🙂 All the better!

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