Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Changing of the Guard

Greetings to all those following the Virginia Edition Updates.

My name is Leah and I have taken over most of the Virginia Edition concerns while the previous fearless leader, Sean, has moved on to bigger, better, and more torturous things - namely law school.

I have heard some whispers about the project and finally figured out how to log into and update this blog that was started by my predecessor.

Let me bring you all up to speed on what has happened since July, 2009.

I began working for the Virginia Edition in October and we are just about to go to print with the next ten books. Four of these books were prepared and edited by Sean as is reflected in his last entry. The other six were my first foray into the world of RAH. The list of books shortly to be printed are:
  1. The Future History of Robert Heinlein, Volume 1
  2. The Future History of Robert Heinlein, Volume 2
  3. Friday
  4. The Number of the Beast
  5. The Cat Who Walks Through Walls (my very first Heinlein)
  6. Sixth Column
  7. Job: A Comedy of Justice
  8. To Sail Beyond the Sunset
  9. Expanded Universe
  10. Podkayne of Mars
The hand-off of responsibility and health issues with our editors have contributed to the silence on the VE front. Today I found out just how much it costs to print just one chunk of this collection. I was a bit staggered (which as I write that phrase seems mistaken somehow, but fitting). But finding out the prices means we are very close to actually printing them - hopefully within the next week the files should head to the printer (as long as we get some copyright issues resolved).

I'm off to write some reminder emails that were brought to my mind as I let you know what we were up to over here. I hope this give you an insight into the project for the time being. I'll write again soon.

The New Sean - Leah


Zarf said...


Welcome to the blog, and (more importantly) to the VE "experience". Sean did a great job with rescuing the Virginia Edition after the collapse of the initial printer. His labors were Herculean, and I'm sure that law school is less challenging than his time shepherding this effort.

But that was then, and you are now! Thanks for the blog update --- please please continue to keep us up-to-date via blog (and email) notes!

And remember, like any archetypical Heinlein heroine, you will of course triumph in the end!!


airgetlam said...

Indeed, welcome, and thanks for being so quick to give us an update. News about delays is much more welcome than no news, and news about no delays is even better. I look forward to hearing more from you!


Michael said...

Hello Leah, and welcome. I had just about given up hearing any news at, even my e-mails to Sean and the Heinlein Trust haven't been answered. It has been a loooong time with no updates. Please keep us informed on a regular basis.

Thanks, and hope to hear more soon.

Michael M. Mahoney

John said...

Great to hear that progress is still being made, looking forward to the next books! I'll add my voice to the chorus welcoming you, and begging to keep us informed... :-)

--John N.

Athena said...

Hullo Leah,

Do you have an e-mail address we can write to?

Cartophilus said...

Just found out about the Viginia edt. before Christmas and signed up on the spot. Recieved the first 20 odd volumes a couple of days ago and I could not be more pleased with the appearence and quality. A very worthwhile investment I feel - and a pleasure to own.