Irish young-adult SF author Eoin Colfer has been given permission to write the sixth book in the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, from The Register:
Colfer, 43, admitted: “My first reaction was semi-outrage that anyone should be allowed to tamper with this incredible series. But on reflection I realised 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.”
Um. I quite liked the Artemis Fowl series, it’ll be interesting to see what Colfer makes of HGttG.
The only person I’d really trust with a new HGttG novel is Terry Pratchett, but that would mean fewer Discworld books, which would be a bad thing.
Still, Colfer seems to have the right attitude, I hope he does well.