Thursday, May 17, 2012

As it was in the beginning...

To all Virginia Edition subscribers, prospectives, and general belligerents, It gives me great pleasure to announce that the final volumes of the Virginia Edition have finished printing and arrived at the fulfillment center to be shipped to customers over the next week. We will be making a formal announcement on May 25th at the National Space Society's 30th International Space Development Conference. For those that don't know, the National Space Society was formed from a merger of the National Space Institute and the L5 Society. Mr. Heinlein was director of the L5 society for a decade prior to the merger and so we are especially excited to be able to announce his complete works at ISDC. That has been a long project--longer than we anticipated though I casually note that we are still ahead of the original project's completion date--and rather than belabor the point and bore us all to death, I will simply say my thank you's and be done. Thank you to Bill Patterson and Robert James for helping with volume notes and correspondence. Thanks as well to Robert Gorsch, David Wright, Sr., Geo Rule, and Perry Chapedelaine for their help with the Heinlein-Campbell correspondence. Thank you to Windhaven Press for their editorial and layout work in the face of remarkable hardship. Thank you to the Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust for supporting this project and for vigorously supporting Robert and Virginia's vision of humanity's future in space. And, of course, thank you to all of our subscribers who bore with us over the last several years with remarkably good grace. Your support and kind words have made this experience enormously more bearable than otherwise. Never forget to pay it forward, Simon Jester

8 comments:

alrescha said...

Order confirmation received. And there was much rejoicing.

ddevers said...

WOOT! Excitement in Oklahoma. Thanks so much for your efforts...

Trys said...

I got an e-mail from Transon indicating the books were being shipped. That was May 23, 2011. The FedEx website showed the shipment in their website on May 25 as 'Shipment information sent to FedEx' with an estimated delivery date of May 32. So far the website has not been updated. I'm a bit concerned at this point. Has anyone received their books?

Trys said...

My books arrived today. It took almost two weeks but they are here. Yay!

alrescha said...

Books arrived in Boston this week. Time to celebrate!

ddevers said...

Heinlein's name is spelled "Heinlin" on the spine of Screenplay 1! :/

Unknown said...

Just wanted to say that I'm delighted the "Virginia Edition" is being built and is close to completion.

I've been hoping for a "Complete Works" of RAH set - well forever.

I spoke to someone in the IP chain decades ago who explained the issues of multiple publishers owning varying rights. Glad that's finally sorted out.

Much as I love RAH, I'm not a buyer for a Complete Works at $1,500.

I am however a buyer in the $100 - $200 range for a set with soft covers and cheaper paper. At less than $99.99 it becomes an attractive gift for a young reader.

whingeingpomish said...

Got the set and love it. Many thanks to all those who spent endless hours typesetting, proof reading, etc. the quality of the result is testament to your diligent work.