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.