Thursday, September 18, 2008

Don't Panic?

No, not the financial markets. I'm talking about the fact that a new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book is being written:

Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer has been chosen to write the sixth book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. The new book, And Another Thing..., will be published by Hyperion in October 2009. The Bookseller reports a bit of backlash on the Hitchhiker fan site over the choice of Colfer, who is in turn defended on his own fan site. Ellen Archer at Hyperion negotiated the deal with Sophie Hicks and Ed Victor of Ed Victor Ltd., agents for both Colfer and the Douglas Adams estate.


One question: Why? I mean, the series has ended three times. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish was a fitting (second) finale. Mostly Harmless was Mostly Unnecessary. Do we really need another one?

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