Ensign’s Prize Offer now open to Non-Members!

The Heinlein Society is offering sets and individual copies of some of Robert A. Heinlein’s better known novels and short story collections to the general public.

These books were gifted to The Heinlein Society by Virginia Heinlein, widow of author Robert A. Heinlein, after her successful prosecution of copyright infringement by the publisher. The settlement included all remaining copies of the pirated books in the infringer’s possession. Read the whole story here.

The Ensign’s Prize books were initially offered to members of The Heinlein Society only. There are only 8 sets remaining. THS has reserved set 1 for the society. Each set will contain a copy of Methuselah’s Children; Stranger In A Strange Land; Life Line; Ordeal in Space; Sixth Column; The Green Hills of Earth; The Menace From Earth and The Notebooks of Lazarus Long which is the only known hardcover ever published of Notebooks. A set of eight hardcover books is offered for a suggested donation of $425 plus $15.00 shipping & handling. Overseas shipping will be determined at time of donation.

There are some rare editions here to add to your collection. A prime example is the only known hardcover edition of The Notebooks of Lazarus Long with lettering by D.F. Vassallo.

The numbers of available individual copies varies by book with no individual copies of Methuselah’s Children. Only a handful of individual copies of Stranger in a Strange Land (5) are available. All individual copies will be offered for a suggested donation of $60 each except for The Notebooks of Lazarus Long which is offered for a suggested donation of $75 each with shipping & insurance on single books at $6.00 in the US. Overseas shipping will be determined at time of donation.

These books/sets are used as a fundraiser to support projects and programs of The Heinlein Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to paying it forward. Proceeds from these books/sets will be used to support projects and programs of The Heinlein Society such as the scholarship program and Heinlein For Heroes.

This link will take you to a page where you can read a description of the books being offered and then click the “Details” link at the bottom of the page to be directed to the ordering site.


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