The poor man died in 2008. This sequel has the same smell as the Dune sequels:
From Wikipedia: On February 26, 2019, Crichton's website and HarperCollins announced the publication of The Andromeda Strain Evolution, the sequel to Andromeda Strain, a collaboration with CrichtonSun LLC. and author Daniel H. Wilson. It will be released on November 12, 2019.