Eoin Colfer’s Guide to the Galaxy

Wednesday, 17 September 2008 — 12:13am | Literature, Tie-ins and fanfic


Eoin Colfer is a witty, tech-savvy guy, and based on author’s credentials alone, when his continuation of the Hitchhiker’s Guide “trilogy” arrives on shelves I’ll be sure to take a look. I’m guilty of being party to this kind of brand-driven exploitation, and I know it. Setting aside for a minute my serious qualms about the brand-name licensing trend in fiction publishing, two reservations spring to mind:

  • Didn’t we already see, with Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony (I have yet to read The Time Paradox), that Eoin Colfer is a cautionary case study in wells drying up?
  • Didn’t we already see, with Mostly Harmless (and to a lesser extent, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish), that Douglas Adams is also a cautionary case study in wells drying up?

Hitchhiker’s is finished. Let’s move on.


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One rejoinder to “Eoin Colfer’s Guide to the Galaxy”

  1. Sometimes the worst thing you can do to a wonderful thing is keep it alive.

    Wednesday, 24 September 2008 at 8:55am

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