The Big Bang Burger Bar was written in 2007 by no one of consequence, penning under the name Adam S. Douglas. The author contacted a few sources in hopes of publishing, including the agent for Douglas Adams, and was told that Mr. Adams’s widow Jane Belson did not want any more Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books written or published. End of story.
In late 2008, the author discovered that Ms. Belson had commissioned Eoin Colfer to write the 6th book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. A second effort was made to contact the publisher, Mr. Colfer, Ms. Belson, and Mr. Adams’s agent. Further rebuffs and/or complete silence.
So And Another Thing was published in late 2009. Was it better than The Big Bang Burger Bar? Debatable. Had it been excellent, this web site probably would not have been set up. Well…. you can download The Big Bang Burger Bar and see for yourself.
Over the course of late 2010 to early 2012, the author wrote another book, Hello? Is Anybody There?, which picks up a bit after where The Big Bang Burger Bar left off and follows more misadventures of Arthur, Ford, Trillian, Zaphod, Marvin, and a few others. Mr. Adam S. Douglas doesn’t think that it’s quite as good as The Big Bang Burger Bar, but who knows? You may find it delectable.