Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc. is proud to announce that it has been chosen by the Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust and the Butler Library Foundation to publish The Virginia Edition: The Definitive Collection of Robert A. Heinlein.
This historical project will consist of forty-six titles spanning the entire writing career of Robert A. Heinlein. The Virginia Edition will contain all of Heinlein’s novels and short stories. It will also include all of his non-fiction titles along with the vast majority of his interviews, social commentaries, speeches and articles. Finally the Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust has agreed to allow us to include several volumes of Heinlein’s letters and personal correspondence.
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Sunday, May 08, 2005
The Virginia Edition
Woo-hoo! Check out the whole announcement. Despite his not infrequent wanderings into what seems to me straight-up political awfulness, Heinlein remains for me an incomparably rewarding American writer. I'm happy to admit that I am one of those freaks who adores The Number of the Beast and the other rambling and perverse concoctions of the later years while disdaining altogether the much beloved juvenalia. Come what may, I'll be happy tho' to give the whole immaculate collection nearly as much shelf space as I've earmarked for Twain (or for Dickens, for that matter). Only Bruce Sterling promises a body of work to merit a comparable edition in the genre one day as far as I can see, especially now that Octavia Butler seems to have vanished from the scene. Anyway, here's the news: