Crichton’s Last Novels

HarperCollins will publish Michael Crichton’s final pair of novels. One was finished before the author died last year, the other will be completed from his notes.

The HarperCollins publishing house said a completed novel called “Pirate Latitudes,” an adventure story set in Jamaica in 1665, was discovered in Crichton’s files after this death and will be published this November.

HarperCollins Senior Vice President Jonathan Burnham described it as “a fantastically enjoyable and light-hearted adventure yarn.”

The second book, to be published in late 2010, is a technological thriller “which explores the outer edges of new science and technology,” HarperCollins said in a statement.

[Thanks to David Klaus for the story.]

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