All the characters have been blown to pieces, and the trilogy is already two books too long.
But the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has never had a problem with highly improbable events.
Adams himself said: “I suspect at some point in the future I will write a sixth Hitchhiker book…I would love to finish Hitchhiker on a slightly more upbeat note.
“Five seems to be a wrong kind of number, six is a better kind of number.”
My initial response to this was one of hesitation… The movie was just kind of “so-so” to be honest, and I still somewhat prefer the BBC series. So my first thought of hesitation is simply because the movie didn’t turn out quite right and I’m afraid the new book might not either.
But since I’ve recently been re-reading the books, and still hang on every word just as I did several years ago, the first time through, part of me really wants to know what happens next, after Stavromula Beta. So I’m bordering on excitement at the idea…
Best of luck to newly-crowned King of Satirical Genius, Eoin Colfer. I will be waiting with bated breath…