Color Me Suprised, the Sixth Hitchhiker's Guide

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Thursday, 02 July 2009

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Color Me Suprised, the Sixth Hitchhiker's Guide

When I bought the BBC "complete Hitchhiker's Guide Radioplays" boxset a few months ago, I read a review that mentioned "until the sixth!" I was not 100% sure what they were referring to, whether a book or a radioplay or if that was some random reference to another movie, but I came across a McNaughton Adult newsletter today and it mentioned that Eoin Colfer (if you know him, you know him from Artemis Fowl most likely) will indeed be doing the sixth book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy": And Another Thing....

My heart is mixed on this one. From what little bit of Artemis Fowl's adventures I have read, his writing is "of the type" that might make a H2G2 story work. However, as the world has shown multiple times in the past few years, follow-up writers and third party series completions can, and often will, go awry. Right now, my big hope is it will be an adequately told tale that will not piss me off. I'll settle for adequate. If this turns out to be another ... of Dune, though, I am done with the technique.

Besides, the "ironically happy" ending of the fifth book of the original H2G2 was the best part.

Si Vales, Valeo


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