It has been announced that Irish author Eoin Colfer will write the next instalment of ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’. The Wexford man, famous for his bestselling Artemis Fowl series for children, will write the sixth in the ‘Hitchhiker’s’ famous ‘trilogy’. It should be noted that when the fifth book came out, the guide was described as a trilogy told in five parts. And it appears it’s a trilogy that just keeps giving.
The sixth book in the series will be published in October by Penguin, and although nothing is known about the plotline, the title of the book has been announced and will be called ‘And another thing’.
This is obviously great news for fans of the ‘trilogy’ who could have reasonably expected that when the original author, Douglas Adams, died of a heart attack in 2001 at the age of 49 that the story died with him. Purists, however, may disagree.
‘The hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ has sold 16million copies and has been translated into 35 languages since its original inception as a radio play in 1978.
Eoin Colfer comes from an extremely talented family. His brother Niall is a rather handy musician (google him to find out more) and his father is considered a bit of a legendary historian down in Wexford.