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September 17th, 2008


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11:08 pm - News from the land of JournalFen
So, apparently there's going to be an official sequel to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. And it's going to be written by the dude behind the Artemis Fowl series.

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I don't know how I feel about this.

In other news, there is an appeal about the Harry Potter Lexicon decision.

Truly, the wank that never ends.
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From:cryptile
Date:September 17th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
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So, apparently there's going to be an official sequel to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. And it's going to be written by the dude behind the Artemis Fowl series.

It's like, the first sentence is full of epic wrongness on its own, and then the second one somehow makes it a thousand times worse.

Of all the authors who might possibly do a halfway-decent Adamsesque resolution to the series, they picked this Fowler guy? Why, because everyone else had too much respect?
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 17th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Off the top of my head, the only one I think could really pull it off would be Terry Pratchett.

But the Colfer dude, well, he has decent ideas, but his actual writing I find average. And so much of H2G2's awesome is in the writing.

I can see wanting a continuation, though. The last book ended on one of the most depressing notes ever, and even Adams was planning on writing a more cheery next book before he died.
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From:cryptile
Date:September 17th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
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Off the top of my head, the only one I think could really pull it off would be Terry Pratchett.

Also my first choice, but I think he'd probably have turned it down out of respect. Or because he's got problems of his own.

The last book ended on one of the most depressing notes ever, and even Adams was planning on writing a more cheery next book before he died.

Yeah, but the only person I'd have trusted to do a 180 and make it seem plausible and funny and evil was Douglas Adams, so . . . I dunno.
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 17th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
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True, Pterry has more than enough to be getting on with himself.

But I think that about sums up my reaction to all this. I really want something done to change how it all ended, but I want it done by Adams.
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From:xwingace
Date:September 17th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
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I've always thought Pterry's and Adams's styles to be far too different from each other. I don't feel that Pterry would have been a good choice. If a continuation was necesarry.

As it is, I've only read the first Artemis Fowl book of Colfer's, and while he doesn't seem to have Adams' randomness or hit rate in terms of funny, he does okay. I think there could be worse people to ask. But nobody needed to be asked, really.

XWA
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From:lizvogel
Date:September 19th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
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If one really must have a non-Adams continuation (and really, one mustn't), one ought to be having Tom Holt do it. He's the most Adams-like author I know.
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 20th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
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I can't say I'm familiar with anything he's written.
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From:lizvogel
Date:September 22nd, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
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If Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams had had a love child, who was subsequently raised by old-school media fans, he would probably write a lot like Tom Holt. Humourous fantasy, sufficiently surreal to make your brain hurt even as you're nodding along with the world-view, thinking that yes, that explains a lot....
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From:__kali__
Date:September 17th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
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The Lexicon wank really is the wank that just keeps on giving!
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 18th, 2008 09:11 am (UTC)
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Yes. Yes, it is.
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From:__kali__
Date:September 19th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
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We'll be grey haired grannies and telling our grandkids, "I remember the days before Lexicon wank."
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From:drakyndra
Date:September 18th, 2008 09:11 am (UTC)
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I want a sequel. But one by Douglas Adams.

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