BSFS (Baltimore Science Fiction Society) has announced that Jack McDevitt will be the 2015 recipient of the Heinlein Award, and the 19th honoree since the Award’s inception in 2003. The first recipients were Virginia Heinlein and Michael Flynn.
The Heinlein Award was founded by ex-THS board member Dr. Yoji Kondo in 2003 with the blessing of THS founding director, Ginny Heinlein.
THS makes an annual grant to BSFS that partially defrays expenses in support of the continuance of the Award, and the recipients are picked by an independent panel of judges.
The presentation to McDevitt will be made on Friday, May 22, 2015 at opening ceremonies during Balticon 49, the Maryland Regional Science Fiction Convention.