This is the manifestation of a series fan’s eternal fear – that a beloved author will pass away before the completion of the series. And this has happened before. Sometimes the series is discontinued, sometimes other writers take it up. When the latter happens, they might take the story in an unexpected direction or may not live up to the previous books, or may outshine the story. Whatever happens, this change of authorship defines the series, as it has done in these books. Here we have listed some famous authors who died before finishing a book series.

फ्रैंक हर्बर्ट (दून)

प्रसिद्ध लेखक जो एक पुस्तक श्रृंखला समाप्त करने से पहले मर गए - फ्रैंक हर्बर्ट
Famous Authors Who Died Before Finishing a Book Series – फ्रैंक हर्बर्ट

Herbert’s magnum opus and a work that defined the genre of science fiction, Dune, isn’t written entirely by him. Post the release of the debut of the series, Frank Herbert write six more books over a period of twenty years. After this, it was his intention to write more books but he unfortunately passed away. Thirteen years later, his son Brian and sci-fi author Kevin Anderson fulfilled Herbert’s dream by materializing two more books to conclude the series.

रॉबर्ट जॉर्डन (समय का पहिया)

रॉबर्ट जॉर्डन
Famous Authors Who Died Before Finishing a Book Series – रॉबर्ट जॉर्डन

जब जॉर्डन ने विज्ञान कथा, व्हील ऑफ टाइम की उत्कृष्ट कृति को आगे बढ़ाया तो जॉर्डन ने अपनी योजनाओं को पार कर लिया। उन्होंने प्रीक्वेल और साथी उपन्यासों के अलावा, श्रृंखला को एक इच्छित छह खंड एक से चौदह पुस्तकों तक फैली श्रृंखला तक बढ़ाया। हालांकि, उन्होंने जल्द ही निराशा से महसूस किया कि वह श्रृंखला खत्म करने के लिए कभी नहीं जी सकते। इसलिए उन्होंने उसी के लिए प्रचुर मात्रा में नोटों की रूपरेखा तैयार करना शुरू कर दिया। अब, प्रसिद्ध फंतासी लेखक ब्रैंडन सैंडरसन ने अपने नोट्स में से एक नहीं बल्कि तीन पुस्तकें समाप्त कीं।

Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

प्रसिद्ध लेखक जो एक पुस्तक श्रृंखला समाप्त करने से पहले मर गए - डगलस एडम्स
Famous Authors Who Died Before Finishing a Book Series – डगलस एडम्स

Post finishing the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams started writing another book, ‘The Salmon of Doubt’ for his Dirk Gently series. But then he changed his mind and decide to incorporate the material of that book into a sixth Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. Apparently, in this version of the series, he wanted to end on a happier and less grim note. However, unfortunately this never happened and he passed away. However, the material was then published in a collection of his unpublished works, posthumously and without editing.

जेआरआर टॉल्किन (बर्बाद के बच्चे)

जे.आर.आर. टोल्किन
जे.आर.आर. टोल्किन

Everyone knows Tolkien for his worldbuilding and as the heralder of the epoch of fantasy (to be really dramatic). Anyway, Tolkien is the author of the most famous fantasy series ever, The Lord of the Rings. However, he was also a master fantasy author and wrote copious notes on worldbuilding, fantasy writing and more. So when he passed away without finishing the Children of the Ruin or Silmarillion. Thankfully, his son Christopher Tolkien compiled those notes and created books to keep his father’s legacy alive.

गॉर्डन डिक्सन (द चाइल्ड साइकिल)

प्रसिद्ध लेखक जो एक पुस्तक श्रृंखला समाप्त करने से पहले मर गए - गॉर्डन डिक्सन
Famous Authors Who Died Before Finishing a Book Series – गॉर्डन डिक्सन

द चाइल्ड साइकिल एक अद्भुत सैन्य विज्ञान कथा है जिसमें चौदह मानवता की दुनिया है जो एक दूसरे पर जीत हासिल करने के लिए अंतरतारकीय यात्रा का संचालन करती है। एक सावधानीपूर्वक नियोजित श्रृंखला, डिक्सन ने कहानी को पूर्ण करने में कई वर्ष बिताए। हालांकि, दुर्भाग्य से, आखिरी किताब खत्म करने से ठीक पहले उनका निधन हो गया। उसके बाद से उनके विशाल जूतों को भरने के लिए किसी ने कदम नहीं उठाया।

एल रॉन हबर्ड (मिशन अर्थ)

एल रॉन हबर्ड
Famous Authors Who Died Before Finishing a Book Series – एल रॉन हबर्ड

The author of Mission Earth, L Ron Hubbard passed away after releasing only the first book in the series. Afterwards, Xenu continued writing the series on his behalf. This book is a sweeping science fiction that includes interstellar travel and alien invasions – and is considered a masterpiece of its genre today.

रॉबर्ट लुडलम (जेसन बॉर्न श्रृंखला)

प्रसिद्ध लेखक जो एक पुस्तक श्रृंखला को समाप्त करने से पहले मर गए - रॉबर्ट लुडलुम
Famous Authors Who Died Before Finishing a Book Series – रॉबर्ट लुडलुम

This espionage thriller series about a man who wakes up with no memory of the past was Ludlum’s passion project. However, he passed away after writing the first three books. Post this, Eric Van Lustbader took up the project. Since, eight books in the series have come out. Thankfully, this is one of the series in which the quality has been maintained.

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