Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien finished atop of NPR’s Top 100 Science-Fiction and Fantasy survey. Over 60,000 voters participated. Coming in second and third were Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
A continuation of the Hitchhiker’s Guide series has been authorized by Douglas Adams’ widow.
Children’s author Eoin Colfer is to write a sixth novel in the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series, seven years after the death of its creator Douglas Adams, Penguin said Wednesday.
The Irish writer, best known for his Artemis Fowl fairy stories, has the blessing of
Adams‘ widow, Jane Belson, to continue the bestselling science fiction saga.
Called And Another Thing…, the new novel will be published in October 2009. Colfer said he was a big fan of the original books, which started as a BBC radio serial.
[Thanks to David Klaus for the link.]