Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A super delayed update

In the months since I wrote you last (sorry). We have made some progress toward getting the last 15 ready to print. As a reminder we have the following books left to print:
  • 32 - Creating a Genre
  • 33 - The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
  • 34 - New Worlds to Conquer
  • 35 - Glory Road
  • 36 - Puppet Masters
  • 37 - Non-Fiction 1
  • 38 - Non-Fiction 2
  • 39 - Letters 1 - Correspondence between RAH and one of his publishers John Campbell
  • 40 - Letters 2
  • 41 - Letters 3
  • 42 - Farnham's Freehold
  • 43 - Tramp Royale
  • 44 - The Screenplays of RAH 1
  • 45 - The Screenplays of RAH 2
  • 46 - Requiem
The first 5 are just about finished, just requiring some final touches before being given official permission as print-able.
Nonfiction 1 is with the second proofreader.
Nonfiction 2 and Letters 1 are finished with their first proofreads.
Letters 2 is with the first proofreader.
Letters 3, Farnham's Freehold, and Tramp Royale are being typeset.
Both the Screenplays just received better versions of files that need scanning.
Most of Requiem is scanned or typeset, but this book will be the last to be finished with setting because we will be putting the index of all the pieces included in the VE in this volume.

Out of the 5 that I edited over the summer (the same 5 that are ready to print) I think The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress was my favorite, although some of the short stories in Creating and New Worlds are really good too.

I should have the first of the non-fictions later this month.

We are beginning to see some new subscribers come on board due to at least two factors.
The major contributor is probably Bill Patterson, who just released the first volume of his Heinlein biography. I have just sent him some material to distribute at the various press events and panels he will be participating in. Another possible source of instigation is our recent presence (as a poster) at the International Astronautical Congress, which was held in Prague the last week in September.

Quite on the publishing front,

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