Author Archives: Deb Houdek Rule

Scholarship Winners 2014-2015

July 7, 2014 We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. This year we received a total of 21 applications from students in 4 countries. The winners are: Skyler Saleebyan – Skyler will … Continue reading

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Join the Heinlein Society Now!

We need you to JOIN THE HEINLEIN SOCIETY! We have over 1500 followers on Facebook, and we need you all to become members! And SHARE THIS POST with your friends, encouraging them to become members too. Your $35 yearly membership … Continue reading

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Amy Baxter – Heinleins Adopted Granddaughter – on Shark Tank TONIGHT!

Heinleins’ Adopted Granddaughter on SHARK TANK “When your hero adopts you at age 12, there’s little that seems out of reach.” —Amy Baxter, M.D. Amy Baxter, the Heinleins’ adopted granddaughter, will be on SHARK TANK on ABC tonight, February 28, … Continue reading

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H4H Updates

April 18 – H4H has not been shipping recently while we’re building our inventory.  You can help by sending us books.  This thank you came in yesterday. Good afternoon,  I just wanted to send out a huge thank you to … Continue reading

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H4H Coordinator

Herb Gilliland, a former naval officer, is Professor of English at Robert Heinlein’s alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He is a member of the Heinlein Award Committee, which each year recognizes distinguished science fiction writers with … Continue reading

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Are YOU a COWARD?

Join the Heinlein Society PARTY at LonestarCon. We’re celebrating 50 years of traveling Heinlein’s GLORY ROAD. If you’re going to the World Science Fiction Convention, join us FRIDAY at 8:30 pm (room to be announced), for dragons, goodies, books, quizzes, … Continue reading

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Heinlein the Man

Heinlein the Man by Amy Baxter Amy Baxter, M.D. is the Heinleins’ ‘Adopted Granddaughter, ‘ a relationship she discussed in depth for the first time on the Heinlein Society site in an article about her medical invention, Buzzy®. Read Heinleins’ … Continue reading

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Remembering Robert Heinlein, 25 Years Later

May 8, 2013 marks 25 years since the passing of Robert A. Heinlein. Rather than a cause of sadness, this milestone reminds us of the strength and lasting impact of Heinlein, his wisdom, and his works, and how they are, … Continue reading

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Heinleins’ Adopted Granddaughter, Medical Inventor

The Heinleins’ Adopted Granddaughter Invents Medical Product by Deb Houdek Rule  “When your hero adopts you at age 12, there’s little that seems out of reach.” —Amy Baxter, M.D. Amy Baxter, the Heinleins’ adopted granddaughter, is gaining renown as the … Continue reading

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John Tilden – Society Treasurer

John Tilden, known as JT on the long-running Heinlein Forum (now on Facebook), has stepped in to serve as a board member of the Heinlein Society and as Treasurer. John was born in New York and currently resides near Baltimore, … Continue reading

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Happy 100th to Lazarus Long!

11-11-12: It’s Lazarus Long’s 100th Birthday ! Happy 100th Birthday Woodrow Wilson Smith, aka Lazarus Long; Ernest Gibbons; Captain Aaron Sheffield; “Happy” Daze; His Serenity Seraphin the Younger, Supreme High Priest of the One God in All His Aspects and … Continue reading

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My Virginia Edition Arrived!

My Virginia Edition of the Complete Works of Robert A. Heinlein arrived and has a new home on shelves in my office! My goodness… with as many things having to do with Heinlein and his legacy I’ve been involved in … Continue reading

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Chicago-sf.org Double Star Book Discussion

Chicago-sf.org will be having a book discussion of Double Star by Robert Heinlein September 15, 2012 at 2pm in the Oak Park Public Library. “One minute, down and out actor Lorenzo Smythe was — as usual — in a bar, … Continue reading

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Annual Meeting Notice

Our by-laws, adopted by the Board of Directors in 2002, and as amended, require that the board conduct an annual general membership meeting each year during the time and at the place of the annual World Science Fiction convention, when … Continue reading

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John Seltzer – Facebook Page Admin

Welcome Heinlein Society member and volunteer John Seltzer who has taken over as main admin for the Heinlein Society’s Facebook page! John says he discovered Heinlein by accident and then read all of Heinlein’s works in a four month span. … Continue reading

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Butler Public Library Donations

In the current issue of the Heinlein Society Newsletter, Winter 2012, I reported two people had taken up the challenge to Pay It Forward by donating books to the Butler Public Library. Michael Cassutt donated an autographed copy of his … Continue reading

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Prophets of Science Fiction – About the Production

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 the Science Channel program Prophets of Science Fiction will run its episode focusing on Heinlein. In August of 2011, the producers of the Discovery Science Channel’s series Prophets of Science Fiction contacted The Heinlein Society with … Continue reading

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Susan Lewis Paciga – Grammar Goddess

Though Heinlein said, “Shakespeare and I never let grammar interfere with expressing ourselves,” we would much prefer our website and newsletter promoting Heinlein’s legacy be done correctly. To that end, Susan Lewis Paciga has volunteered to assist with the newsletter … Continue reading

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Elisabeth Weir – Twitter Account Leader

Welcome to Elisabeth Weir who has volunteered to take the lead of the Heinlein Society’s new Twitter account! Elisabeth is a web design and graphics professional, skilled in social media, and Heinlein Society member. Visit her website at weir2X.com. The … Continue reading

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Scott Hann – New Blood Drive Chair

We’re sorry to have to convey some very sad news. Scott Hann, our Blood Drive Chair, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2012. We are very grateful to Scott for his service in Paying It Forward. He will always be … Continue reading

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Annual Meeting

Our by-laws, adopted by the Board of Directors in 2002, and as amended, require that the board conduct an annual general membership meeting each year during the time and at the place of the annual World Science Fiction convention, when … Continue reading

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Books and Stories

Books and Stories Between Planets Beyond This Horizon “The Black Pits of Luna” “Blowups Happen” The Cat Who Walks Through Walls Citizen of the Galaxy “Coventry” The Day After Tomorrow “Delilah and the Space Rigger” The Door Into Summer Double … Continue reading

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Heinlein History: Kansas City, Missouri

Heinlein History: Kansas City, Missouri around the time the Heinlein family lived there… ©2000 Deb Houdek Rule Robert A. Heinlein was born in 1907 in Butler, Missouri. A few years later the family moved to Kansas City where he grew … Continue reading

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Robert Heinlein: Murder Suspect

In his 1942 novel Rocket to the Morgue, Anthony Boucher captured this moment in science fiction history and preserved it by using his friends and fellow members of the Mañana Literary Society as the suspects in a murder mystery. Continue reading

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Robert and Rex Ivar Heinlein at the Naval Academy

Robert A. Heinlein and Rex Ivar Heinlein, Jr. at the Naval Academy at Annapolis contributed by Deb Houdek Rule and Geo Rule Robert A. Heinlein United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, class of 1929 “He does have uncanny ability to … Continue reading

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