Eoin Colfer has taken on the challenge to pick up where Douglas Adams
left off. The celebrated Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy gets new life
thanks to Colfer. It's impossible to create a universe, or to develop
the comedy style that Douglas has, but Colfer succeeds by using his own
brand and combining it with Adam's. The result is worthy and
satisfying. I'm sure Douglas Adams is delighted wherever he may be. So
let's all raise a glass of Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster and celebrate!
(by the way, according to the Hitchhikers Guide, the effect of this
drink is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped
around a large gold brick.)
— Mike, Albuquerque
And Another Thing ... will be the sixth novel in the now improbably named Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy. Eight years after the death of its creator, Douglas Adams, the author's widow, Jane Belson, has given her approval for the project to be continued by the international number one bestselling children's writer, Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl novels. Douglas Adams himself once said, 'I suspect at some point in the future I will write a sixth Hitchhiker book. Five seems to be a wrong kind of number, six is a better kind of number.' Belson said of Eoin Colfer, 'I love his books and could not think of a better person to transport Arthur, Zaphod and Marvin to pastures new.' Colfer, a fan of Hitchhiker since his schooldays, said, 'Being given the chance to write this book is like suddenly being offered the superpower of your choice. For years I have been finishing this incredible story in my head and now I have the opportunity to do it in the real world.' Prepare to be amazed...
About the Author
Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar, and Benny and Babe. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.