I’d expect it to be a disaster if so; it’s not something that can be “updated” without completely transforming it, in which case why not do original work?
How often does a major newspaper publish an article on an author that’s not tied to a book or movie release? How often when the author has been dead 20 years?
The LA Times just did. On Heinlein, of course. The very existence of the article seems to somewhat undercut the content, which is mostly negative.
Stumbled across this through several LJ posts today:
Well, it’s official and I can talk about it now, in that unless the creeks rise and/or there’s a disaster on the order of the Great San Francisco Earthquake, Windhaven Press is officially producing the Virginia Editions of the complete works of Robert A. Heinlein for the trust that oversees RAH’s work.
As of when I checked, no information on the Windhaven Press site yet.
[Edited to add: Okay, got some clarifications. Windhaven Press is the new production company for the edition; they are not the publisher, hence are not setting the prices or controlling the textual content of the editions. And my confusion seems to have annoyed “editrx”, for which I apologize.]
At least with the MM edition, the cheapest way to get into it was $2200 in advance, and they’ve somewhat front-loaded the production order with the bad books to boot, so I doubt I’m getting it; let alone the $3500 leather-bound gilt-edged edition.