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Amph DON'T PANIC: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Books and Comics' started by JediTrilobite, Jan 3, 2006.

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  1. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ok, read it this summer and find out :)
     
  2. MrZAP

    MrZAP Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    You mean Fenchurch? You'll see what happened to her. It's delightfully silly.:p
     
  3. Obi Wan Bergkamp

    Obi Wan Bergkamp Jedi Master star 3

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    If anyone's interested, the cover for And Another Thing Eoin Colfer's 6th book in the Hitch Hiker Trilogy can be viewed [link=http://eoincolfer.com/news/]here, about two thirds of the way down[/link]

    "Part six of three" [face_laugh]

    It's due out on 12th October. Anyone going to get it?

     
  4. Rogue...Jedi

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    Hmmm... once its in paperback I'll probably look at it. Don't know if I'll get it though, it would be easy to disappointed if it doesn't hold to the standard of Adams' books.
     
  5. NYCitygurl

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    WHAT? Why is the Atremis Fowl guy writing a Hitchhiker's book?
     
  6. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What the ****?
     
  7. Obi Wan Bergkamp

    Obi Wan Bergkamp Jedi Master star 3

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    He was approached to do it by Douglas Adams' widow. Being a fan of the originals, Colfer jumped at the chance. Further details are available [link=http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/sep/17/douglasadams]Here, story from The Guardian[/link]
     
  8. Strilo

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    Still not sure how I feel about this.
     
  9. NYCitygurl

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    I don't think I like it. It's not quite like the Jordan/Sanderson situation. And though I've not read the last book (So they all die, huh RJ?) so I can't say that I was dying for another one with the characters returning, I'm not excited. Plus, it appears that (again, unlike Jordan/Sanderson) the widow isn't controlling the content; Colfer can do whatever he wants (unless he can't, but that article made it seem like he had pretty free reign).
     
  10. Rogue...Jedi

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    Actually, I have half the OP written for a thread on the topic of different authors writing in series not their own that I was thinking about specifically because of the differences between this and WoT 8-}

    In case my opinion wasn't clear from the above, I'm fairly ambivalent about this one. Which is why I'll look at it (again, in paperback - no way am I buying this in hardback) but am not at all sure about actually getting it. It's a call I'll have to make later.
     
  11. Strilo

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    Any word on when it's coming out?
     
  12. Obi Wan Bergkamp

    Obi Wan Bergkamp Jedi Master star 3

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    12th October.
     
  13. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So, who's read the 6th book? Did Colfer do Adams justice?
     
  14. ShrunkenJedi

    ShrunkenJedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Not unless you include catching the radio-play adaptation from the BBC through their online iPlayer (a truly wonderful thing, online streaming radio). Which wasn't bad at all. The plot, iirc, was fairly random, (forgive the pun - you'll know what I mean if you read/hear it) perhaps even for this series.
     
  15. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Whilst being confusing some of the time(scratch that, most of the time) all of Adam's books are works of genius, pure and simple. I especially love the alien who goes around insulting every person in the universe.

    What did happen to Zaphod, anyway? I didn't get what happened, even though I read the whole series. Did he die?
     
  16. Rogue...Jedi

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    Finished rereading the original 5 again... still as good as ever :)

    Also flipped through Colfer's book in the bookstore... looks pretty interesting but I'm still not getting it until its in paperback.
     
  17. NYCitygurl

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    It's been a while and I haven't read the 5th, but I don't recall him dying in the forth - he just goes off, and he and Trillion are apart for a while.
     
  18. Rogue...Jedi

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    He disappears, but he doesn't die.
     
  19. Darth_Turtle

    Darth_Turtle Jedi Youngling

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    For those who are interested, May 25th,2 weeks after the date of D-A's passing, is international Towel Day. Carry around a towel on this day to pay tribute to his genious.
     
  20. Rogue...Jedi

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    Yep, I've observed that day before. Carry the towel and watch Star Wars! :p
     
  21. Darth_Turtle

    Darth_Turtle Jedi Youngling

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    I actually celebrate his life by carrying a towel everywhere, not only on Towel Day; its just smart thinking. You never know when you might need a towel!
     
  22. NYCitygurl

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    [face_laugh] Yeah, my firat thought was that May 25 is Star wars day (though May 4 would be cooler :p ). Do you guys get weird looks for carrying around a towel all day?
     
  23. Rogue...Jedi

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    Actually, May 4 is [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Day]Star Wars Day[/link]. May 25 is just the anniversary of SW, as well as Towel Day :D
     
  24. NYCitygurl

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    Well, then I was subconciously awesome :p Though May 25 sticks in my mind as SW somehow 8-}
     
  25. MagratheanMag

    MagratheanMag Jedi Youngling

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    Just wanted to point out that 42 at the time Adams wrote it was the number of matches per season that every team would play in the English Premier League. As he was a lifelong die hard Arsenal supporter those matches would have been life. In England the fixtures list is the meaning of life than and now.
     
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