Win tickets to celebrate the release of the 6th instalment of the 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' series

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Eight years after the death of its author Douglas Adams, a new chapter in the hugely successful Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is about to begin....

And Another Thing… is the latest book in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Written by Eoin Colfer, bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series, the novel will be launched on the 12 October to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the original book. To celebrate this, Colfer will be touring around the UK promoting and signing copies of his new book beginning with Hitchcon'09 in Central London, where a gathering of the largest number of Hitchhiker fans ever will take place.

To mark this mammoth occasion come along to the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre on Sunday 11 October for Hitchcon’09 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Hitchhiker’s Guide book and the launch of the new sequel And Another Thing....

The excitement doesn't stop there... Penguin are giving you the chance to win VIP tickets to the event itself as well as a signed copy of the book and some sought after Hitchhiker merchandise. If you're not lucky enough to win then you can purchase your own copy of the book and tickets to the event at To be in with a chance of winning, answer this question:

When was the first radio series adaptation of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy broadcast?

Click here to email your answer - please include your phone number and home address in your entry.

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Competition closes 2 October.

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