From Fred Topel at Sci Fi Wire: Inside the Hitchhiker book Douglas Adams didn’t write
The next book in Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy just came out, which makes a lot of loyal readers nervous, given that Adams died before it was written. Of course, Adams’ widow gave Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer her blessing to write And Another Thing …, which Colfer describes as “an appendix” to Adams’ beloved five-book series.
The books Adams did write featured Arthur Dent’s space travels with Ford Prefect, Zaphod Beeblebrox and Trillian after the destruction of Earth. Colfer told us how he carried on Adams’ legacy:
This is just an appendix. Colfer’s said his sequel is actually just an addendum to Adams’ adventures, so if you don’t like it, it doesn’t soil the other five, but if you do, it’s a bonus. “It’s kind of a little side story or a tribute story, done in the spirit of fandom,” Colfer said. “So, yeah, it’s not an attempt to try and take over Hitchhiker’s or to say I’m the new Douglas Adams. It’s just another thing, a little appendix.”
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By Kara Warner at MTV : Four Fangs Up To New Book ‘Vampire Taxonomy’ For Teaching Us How To Date A Bloodsucker
Attention Vampire fanatics: For those looking to fill the void before “New Moon” opens, the next season of “True Blood” and “The Vampire Diaries” latest episode, check out “Vampire Taxonomy: Identifying and Interacting with the Modern-Day Bloodsucker,” by Meredith Woerner. One part witty how-to interaction guide and two parts vampire glossary, this book is a humorous, yet authoritative look at pop culture’s current fixation on all things fang-tastic.
Our favorite part of the book lies in Chapter 8: “Living in an Undead World, Real-life Applications,” in which Woerner lays out ground rules for dating a vampire, how to survive an attack, and some handy self-defense moves.
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The article about And Another Thing… actually makes me feel better. I’m such a purest when it comes to books; I don’t like people messing with a good thing. And that vampire book seems really cute. It’s a good way to compile all the recent changes in modern vampire mythology.
How do you prefer your vampires? More Edward or more Lestat?