A science fiction magazine has discovered some short stories written by Stieg Larsson, the author of the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series of mysteries, when he was 17. Because Larsson died at age 50 before his books were ever published, there's a paucity of material for publishers to exploit. This means that these sci-fi stories, written when the author was a teenager, could see the light of day. I think this would be an awful mistake; nobody ever writes good science fiction when they are a teenager.

In somewhat related news, Columbia University Press is publishing David Foster Wallace's undergrad thesis on free will this fall. I don't claim to have any magical insights into the man, but I think I can pretty safely say that Wallace would have hated this.