From the Guardian:
Douglas Adams's increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy is to be extended to six titles, after Adams's widow Jane Belson sanctioned a project which will see children's author Eoin Colfer taking up the story.
Okay, so on the one hand: I hated Artemis Fowl and I generally don't like it when people continue the work of much-beloved-but-sadly-deceased authors (see Anne of Green Gables, Harriet the Spy, John Bellairs, etc.).
But on the OTHER hand: Douglas Adams wanted another book in the series, I was totally devastated by the end of Mostly Harmless (I was also, like, twelve), that new-ish Eoin Colfer book does sound pretty awesome so I've been meaning to give him another chance anyway, and Eoin Colfer is so popular that this book will introduce the work Douglas Adams to a whole ton of teens. Also, he seems very humbled by the idea.
And then there are the things that end up on both hands, like the fact that he's not trying to emulate Douglas Adams. So, on the one hand, what's the point? But on the other, I could see that as a good thing, too.
It is way too early in the morning for me to be dealing with something this large. I might have to go back to bed.