Robert J. Sawyer has been announced as the 2017 winner of the Heinlein Award, which in recent years has been handed out at Balticon over Memorial Day weekend, run by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS). Last year’s winner was Kim Stanley Robinson, and previous winners include Ginny Heinlein as the inaugural winner in 2003.
The Heinlein Award is supported by contributions from BSFS, the Kondo family, and The Heinlein Society, with BSFS being the ultimate guaranteeing administrator. It is awarded “For outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings to inspire the human exploration of space.” Winners are chosen by an independent committee initially set up by Virginia Heinlein and Yoji Kondo, and currently chaired by Michael F. Flynn.
THS congratulates Mr. Sawyer for this recognition.