"And Another Thing ..." will be the sixth novel in the now improbably named "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" trilogy. Eight years after the death of its creator, Douglas Adams, the author's widow, Jane Belson, has given her approval for the project to be continued by the international number one bestselling children's writer, Eoin Colfer, author of the "Artemis Fowl" novels. Douglas Adams himself once said, 'I suspect at some point in the future I will write a sixth Hitchhiker book. Five seems to be a wrong kind of number, six is a better kind of number.' Belson said of Eoin Colfer, 'I love his books and could not think of a better person to transport Arthur, Zaphod and Marvin to pastures new.' Colfer, a fan of Hitchhiker since his schooldays, said, 'Being given the chance to write this book is like suddenly being offered the superpower of your choice. For years I have been finishing this incredible story in my head and now I have the opportunity to do it in the real world.' Prepare to be amazed...
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"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 onto the spirit of Douglas Adams and not laying a single finger on his five books." -- Eoin ColferAbout the Author:
Eoin Colfer was a primary school teacher in until he secured the largest ever advance for a children's novel by an unknown author in October 2000 for Artemis Fowl. Total UK sales of Artemis Fowl titles now exceed a staggering 4.5 million copies in the UK and Ireland and over 18 million worldwide. His work is published in fourty-four countries. Colfer, who is fourty-three, lives in Wexford, a seaside town in the south-east of Ireland, with his wife, Jackie, and their sons, Finn and Sean.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141044128
Book Description Penguin Books, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141044128