Picking Up a Posthumous Hitchhiker

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.]


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