The author's dead but the books keep coming :
Keroac's (left) "lost" first novel My Brother, The Sea is to be published for the first time.
David Foster Wallace committed suicide last September , but two hundred pages of a new novel, The Pale King, were discovered by his wife, and the book due to be published next year.
Then there's Roberto Bolano ... whose 2666 was published posthumously. Two more novels were found among his papers.
And now, it seems, there are two more Michael Crichton (right) novels set to appear! One is apparently an historical adventure story and the other a techno-thriller.
Being dead shouldn't be considered a handicap at all!
Leave dead authors work alone, says Stephen Moss on The Guardian blog.