And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer
(The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

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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...
 

About Eoin Colfer

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Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist,Eoin Colfer’s Legend of... books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.
 
Published June 29, 2010 by Hyperion. 288 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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It would have been wilful of Colfer not to acknowledge the changes that have taken place in our, the allegedly real, world since Adams's first book was published 30 years ago – the internet and, in general, our far greater sophistication with computers – so he's unafraid to bandy about talk of do...

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It would have been wilful of Colfer not to acknowledge the changes that have taken place in our, the allegedly real, world since Adams's first book was published 30 years ago – the internet and, in general, our far greater sophistication with computers – so he's unafraid to bandy about talk of do...

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Publishers Weekly

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At long last, the motley band from Douglas Adams's renowned five-book Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy have returned, thanks to Artemis Fowl author Colfer.

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When Douglas Adams published the fifth book in his famous Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy trilogy in 1992, it was a bitter pill for fans to swallow.

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The Bookbag

Except none of that is true - although in sci-fi - and in Douglas Adams - terms - it can be true and false at the same time.

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SF Site

But author Eoin Colfer has come swooping in at the 29th second, rescuing Arthur, Ford, Trillian and Random from oblivion, and continuing their adventures anew in the Hitchhiker's trilogy's sixth novel, And Another Thing… The title, taken from a passage in So Long and Thanks for All the Fish (th...

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About.com

If you’re not yet a rabid devotee of Douglas Adams and the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series of science fiction novels, yet find your interest piqued by the numerous pop cultural mentions that have been scratching at the corner of your attention over the years, I suggest that you travel...

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SF Signal

While the first three books in the series are great, the fourth book, So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, doesn’t quite measure up, although it’s close and can be counted as near great.

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Wired

Or if halfway through the book you wonder, “where’s Marvin?” The narrative is broken up with entries from the Hitchhiker’s Guide itself, entries which may or may not have been written by Ford Perfect.

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Strange Horizons

This Arthur, an Arthur who feels, who has been in love and lost his love and who is anguished instead of exasperated at the destruction of his world, is not the same Arthur who asks how on Earth he is going to operate his digital watch now that his left arm has come off, or who could never get th...

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Open Salon

This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” –The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy It has been nine years since the death of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (H2G2) author Douglas Adams, and 18 years since the final H2G2 book Mostly Harmless, in which th...

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Grasping For The Wind

While maintaining the best of Adams, it charts some new territory, allowing Colfer to put his own stamp on the universe without compromising what made The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy such great reading in the first place.

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SciFiNow

The much-anticipated sixth instalment in the Hitchhiker’s Guide series was published on the 30th anniversary of the publication of Douglas Adams’s first book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.

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Crikey

I’ll admit when I heard that Eoin Colfer was ghostwriting a sixth Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy volume, nine years after the death of original visionary Douglas Adams, I fired up the torches and pitchforks and got me a good old fashioned village mob together.

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Technology Tell

Die hard fans won’t need this, and it’s not enough to introduce new readers to the series (although, seriously, if you’re new to the series, you absolutely shouldn’t be starting here), but I haven’t read any of these books in a few years, so I found it helpful for reminding myself what happened w...

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