I’m not really sure about my feelings about this, from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7619828.stm :
New Hitchhiker’s author announced
Children’s author Eoin Colfer has been commissioned to write a sixth instalment of the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy series.
Maybe that universe just shouldn’t be tampered with by anyone but Douglas Adams…. Or maybe it will be a brillant followup that will enchant all of us for years to come?