Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Eoin Colfer

I've been a fan of the Artemis Fowl series for years and a fan of Eoin Colfer since I heard him speak at BEA a few years ago. He was just so funny, even very early in the morning.

I am also a HUGE fan of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series (did you know that this is the 30th anniversary of the publication of the first book in the series?). So I can't tell you how excited I am that tomorrow, Wednesday October 28, at 6.30 pm Eoin Colfer will be at Kepler's to talk about And Another Thing... the sixth novel in the ever-more increasingly inaccurately named trilogy.

So don't panic. Arthur Dent is hitchiking through the galaxy again! His accidental association with that wholly remarkable book, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, has not been entirely without incident. Arthur has traveled the length, breadth, and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forward and backward through time. He has been blown up, reassembled, cruelly imprisoned, horribly released, and colorfully insulted more than is strictly necessary. And of course he's comprehensively failed to grasp the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.

Arthur has finally made it home to Earth, but that does not mean he has escaped his fate. His chances of getting his hands on a decent cup of tea have evaporated rapidly, along with all the world's oceans. For no sooner has he touched down on the planet Earth than he finds out that it is about to be blown up . . . again.

And Another Thing . . . features a pantheon of unemployed gods, everyone's favorite renegade Galactic President, a lovestruck green alien, an irritating computer, and at least one very large slab of cheese.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet Eoin, hear about this newest book in the Hitchhikers Guide series, and even get to see Eoin sitting in the above photographed egg chair! Come and join me.


espd said...

So how was it?!

Bookgeek said...

Will post review tomorrow with photos and video. The book is great, He was wonderful, absolutely wonderful. Charming and incredibly funny.