October 22, 2013 – Beginning today all Virginia Edition sets purchased will also receive a $110 donation of Heinlein books to the Heinlein For Heroes (H4H) program on the purchaser’s behalf.
H4H is a military appreciation program. Its goal is to place Heinlein’s books, and other science fiction titles, into the hands of active military personnel, particularly those deployed, as well as in the hands of veterans in veterans’ hospitals.
Virginia Edition purchasers may also elect to donate the Heinlein books to their local school or library in lieu of H4H.
The Virginia Edition Publishing Company and the Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust are proud to present The Virginia Edition.
The Virginia Edition contains authoritative texts for all of Robert Heinlein’s published fiction and non-fiction, with text taken from the last volume in which Heinlein had a hand in the preparation, or those works restored to their intended state in publications directly overseen by Virginia Heinlein after her husband’s passing.
Also included are 450,000 words of newly selected correspondence, most never before published. Each volume is introduced by Heinlein scholar and biography author, William H. Patterson, Jr., detailing the circumstances under which the work was written.
Each Virginia Edition set is bound in leather and printed on buffered, acid-free paper that meets all US archival standards. Only 2000 sets were produced and each volume of the set is hand-numbered.
Virginia Edition owners also receive unlimited access to the online Heinlein Archives which offers all of Heinlein’s documents, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and personal materials in digital form.
The Virginia Edition is fully authorized by The Heinlein Prize Trust, the Heinlein literary estate, whose mission is to encourage and reward progress in commercial space activities which advances the Heinleins’ dream of humanity’s future in space.