A 6th Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is being written
September 24th 2008 01:20
Yes, it's true. The 6th installment of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is being written, but not by Douglas Adams.
How could it be? Adams died in 2001 and, as far as I know, all necromantic attempts to raise him from the dead have been dismal failures. It's a good thing, too - as an undead lich, Adams would not have believed in the supernatural, but would have grudgingly accepted the fact that some dark arts brought him back.
The Zombie Adams would be a powerful writing force, finally able to complete the sixth book in the Hitchhiker's Trilogy. Adams often mentioned that the fifth book finished on a down note, and he would have preferred the series to have ended happily.
Sadly, death interrupted Adams' search for a happy ending. Yet, Adams' death does not mean the end of the series, unfortunately.
Adam's widow, Jane Belson, has given permission for a sixth book to be penned by children's author Eoin Colfer. I have to assume this is all about the dolla-dolla-bills, yo, as there's no good reason to destroy her late-husband's legacy with an inferior product.
Inferior, it will be, as the series was a highly personal project, full of life and character. The best Colfer can hope for would be a near-imitation.
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