Heinlein Selected for Hall of Famous Missourians
The Kansas City Star reported December 7, 2013 that Robert Heinlein was selected for inclusion in the Hall of Famous Missourians.
“The public also opted for science fiction writer Heinlein. He was born in Butler, and his works include Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Heinlein received more than 10,000 votes,” the Kansas City Star said of Heinlein being one of the 2013 recipients of this honor.
The Heinlein Society campaigned for this, and is very pleased with the support and votes Robert A. Heinlein received.
“Wonderful news! A fine Christmas present!” was the reaction of the trustees of the Heinlein Prize Trust, Heinlein’s literary estate.
A fan in Russia, hearing of the honor, said, “It really is a wonderful event! Accept my sincere congratulations! …in the name of his blessed memory.”