First look at Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy sequel cover

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

At a presentation to retailers last night, Penguin Books unveiled the cover for the newest novel in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy universe.

And Another Thing..., which will be released Oct. 12 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the publication of the first book in the series by the late Douglas Adams, is a sequel commissioned by the publisher from Eoin Colfer. Colfer is the author of the best-selling Artemis Fowl series.

While Penguin will publish the latest book, Pan Macmillan, which was Adams' paperback publisher, will repackage his backlist, adding new introductions to the books, which will be released monthly leading up to the release of the new title.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy novels have sold more than 16 million copies worldwide.