Just wanted to say that I am not the only one who can answer questions about Vasa, there is a lot of technical knowledge on this forum. Could we change the name of this directory to something like "Technical questions" ? Fred Hocker
Hello Fred. Allow me to be the first member (Clayton is administrator so he doesn't count ) in welcoming you here. I'm so glad we can ask questions directly to you. You have been very thorough in answering questions in the past. So first question. When is the Vasa II Archaeology of a Swedish Warship coming out? And how many volumes will be on this series?
Thank you in advance. BTW I find reading your latest book on the Vasa most informative.
There aren't but two options: Do it fast, or do it right.
Ulises, At present, it looks like editing and illustrating of Vasa II should finish at the end of the year and I can deliver it to layout in January. I would like to be done with this, since I am getting tired of answering the "when is Vasa II coming out" question! There are always things which can get in the way, since we also have to complete a new exhibition in that same time frame and I have become the principal proofreader for it, and we are casting a replica cannon. But things are looking relatively good for layout in the winter, which would put the book release in the spring.
The complete series looks like this:
I: Excavation report (appeared in 2006) II: Rigging and sailing III: Hull IV: Crew as individuals V: Crew as a community VI: Military function and armament
I will not answer questions about the timing of these, since I do not control enough of the relevant factors to be able to predict what the progress looks like, except to say that I will retire in 15 years and have to be done by then!