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Larsson stories found

By Steve Greenlee
Globe Staff / June 12, 2010

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The Swedish National Library said two early science-fiction stories by the late crime novelist Stieg Larsson (inset) have been uncovered in Stockholm, the Associated Press reported. The best-selling author sent the short stories to the Swedish science-fiction magazine Jules Verne when he was 17, hoping to have them published, but the magazine rejected them. The library received the stories, titled “The Crystal Balls’’ and “The Flies,’’ as part of a private donation of the magazine’s archives in 2007, library spokesman Hakan Farje said. Larsson, who died in 2004 of a heart attack at 50, is the author of a trilogy of crime novels that began with “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’’ and concluded with last month’s publication of “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.’’ Farje told the AP that Larsson’s heirs should decide whether to publish the stories.

‘Annie’ on the rebound

“Annie’’ is returning to Broadway in 2012. Arielle Tepper Madov — who has produced “Hair,’’ “A Raisin in the Sun,’’ and “Frost/Nixon’’ — said yesterday she has acquired the production rights to “Annie,’’ according to the Associated Press. The Tony-winning musical, based on the “Little Ophan Annie’’ comic strip, debuted in 1977 and closed in 1983 after 2,377 performances. Productions have toured around the world ever since, and a Broadway revival played in 1997.

‘No Regrets’ for Frehley

Ace Frehley, the third-most-famous member of the rock quartet Kiss, is writing a memoir. We know what you’re thinking: “Can I pre-order my copy now?’’ Well, hang on there, buddy, because it’s not coming out until summer 2011. “No Regrets’’ promises to be a look back at a “life of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll’’ by the 59-year-old guitarist. My, that sounds different.