Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Stieg Larsson Stories Found

Stieg Larsson is the talk of the town -- every town -- these days. His three-book "The Girl Who..." series (although was it intended to be longer than three???) is selling like hotcakes. Roberta just finished reading the third book, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, and says it's even better than the first two. She said she had to force herself to put down the book so she could come to work!

And now we've just learned that two early science fiction stories by the late crime novelist have been uncovered at the Swedish National Library in Stockholm. Larsson sent them to a Swedish science fiction magazine when he was 17, hoping to have them published, but the magazine rejected them. The museum received them as a donation in 2007. Larsson was 50 when he died in 2004, not living long enough to experience the wild success of his Millenium series.

I'm willing to bet there will be something more by Stieg Larsson published within the next few years. After all, publishing books by dead people is relatively common in the book world. For example, we lost the wonderful Robert B. Parker in January, but his books are still coming -- the newest (and sadly last, I think) Spenser novel, Painted Ladies, will be published in October.

We'll let you know if we hear news about anything new from Stieg Larsson!

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