Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Got Your Towel?

Word is that Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer is set to write the next book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.

I'm not sure how I feel about this. I love Eoin Colfer's books, that's for sure, but I always felt that Douglas Adams had such an individual voice and outlook that it would be impossible to duplicate.

What do you guys think?

6 comments:

meta4mix said...

That's just weird. I don't know that I'd consider it canon. Or at least, it'd be canon in the same way that all the different authors writing for the C'thulu mythos are canon...

Chris Barton said...

I think Artemis Fowl is going to be my 9-year-old son's gateway to the Hitchhiker books...

Brian said...

I think the end is nigh.

Bibliovore said...

Chris, that's one of the things that makes me not entirely thrilled about this news. Whether you're coming from the Eoin Colfer or the Douglas Adams side of things, I think it's going to be not entirely satisfying.

Of course, nobody's read it yet. Maybe Colfer will transform the Hitchhiker-verse.

Then again, do we really want the Hitchhiker-verse to become another Star Wars universe, where books of various degrees of quality are all part of one vastly confusing string of canon?

*m* said...

its like having some one else write terry pratchett's discworld. is someone else really going to be able to channel the true genius of the hitchhikers galaxy?

i dunno yet.

Anonymous said...

I for one am very excited about this.

I love both authors and am confident Colfer will do a good job.