First the good news: The seventh book in the Artemis Fowl series, Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex, comes out in just eight days (August 3, to be precise).
The bad news? In an interview with The Guardian newspaper, Colfer stated that it will be the penultimate Artemis adventure:
"One more book, and then that'll be the end of that," [Colfer] said. "He will be faced with a choice where he can be kind to somebody and he won't gain anything, or he can be unkind and he will find a million dollars in a suitcase, and he will choose the nice way, and that will be the end," he explained. "That's how I'm going to finish it, on a very simple choice."
Are you disappointed by this news? Excited about a new chapter for Colfer?
For more on the author, read a hand-written Q&A about And Another Thing..., the final book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series (Colfer was chosen by Douglas Adams' widow to write the book).