Get set for sixth Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book - seven years after author's death


Adams died of heart failure aged 49

Adams died of heart failure aged 49

A sixth book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series was announced yesterday, 16 years after the last one and seven years after the death of author Douglas Adams.

And Another Thing will see the hapless Arthur Dent and Zaphod Beeblebrox resurrected by Eoin Colfer, whose Artemis Fowl children's books have sold 18 million copies worldwide.

The Penguin Books plan has been approved by Adams's widow Jane Belson.

Adams, who died of heart failure at the

Children's author Eoin Colfer, 42, who launched his best-selling 'Artemis Fowl' series in 2001.

Children's author Eoin Colfer, 42, who launched his best-selling 'Artemis Fowl' series in 2001.

age of 49, once said: 'I suspect at some point I will write a sixth Hitchhiker book.

'Five seems to be a wrong kind of number, six is a better kind of number.'

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