Heinlein Bio Another Step Closer

The second volume of William H. Patterson Jr.’s biography of Robert Heinlein has been sent to typesetting, the author told his blog readers today, November 11.

The publishing experience has not proven to be as collegial as he’d like —

I didn’t have a chance to post here about receiving the copyedit — it was quite sudden (I do not understand why, since this biography has been 13 years so far in production, and they’ve had the complete ms. since 2006, the publishers still feel they have to conduct the production process by ambush), and I had to work at it very concentratedly.

Patterson also covers some of the editing decisions in detail, a topic I find interesting and if you do too, click through.