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New 'Hitckhiker''s Writer Named

17 September 2008 3:38 PM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

Eoin Colfer, best known for the Artemis Fowl series, has been tapped to write new novels set in Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Adams’ widow, Jane Belson, personally selected the author.

According to a profile at the BBC, Colfer said the opportunity was akin to "being offered the superpower of your choice".

Penguin International will make the announcement in London today including the news that the new book will be titled And Another Thing... to be published in October 2009.  Colfler joins a growing list of authors brought on to write works in another author's world, a practice that has seen very mixed results from John Gardner's underwhelming James Bond pastiches to Alexander Ripley's hated sequel to Gone with the Wind.

Years ago, Adams said, "I suspect at some point in the future I will write a sixth Hitchhiker book…I would love to finish Hitchhiker on a slightly more upbeat note. »

- Robert Greenberger

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