Author Archives: The Heinlein Society

David Silver Memorial

If you’ve seen our February newsletter, you know that a past president of The Heinlein Society, David Silver, passed away on February 4th. We have information on his memorial service. The service will be Monday, April 21, 2014 at the … Continue reading

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2014 Heinlein Society Scholarship Contest Open

March 16, 2014 The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce our third annual scholarship essay contest for the 2014-2015 academic year. We are increasing the amount of the two scholarships we award to $750. The scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students … Continue reading

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Virginia Edition Publishing Supports Heinlein For Heroes

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE VIRGINIA EDITION PUBLISHING COMPANY: HOUSTON, October 22, 2013 – Beginning today all Virginia Edition sets purchased will also receive a $110 donation of Heinlein books to the Heinlein For Heroes (H4H) program on the purchaser’s behalf. … Continue reading

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Heinlein For Heroes Donations Pour In!

Since our launch at LoneStarCon August 29, 2013 donations are starting to flood in, books and cash for books, to go to our troops and veterans! But we need more. We started with a legacy gift of $1000. Since then … Continue reading

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Only hours to go on the Ebay auction of Heinlein’s bed

The reserve has been met. The bed, designed and built by Robert A. Heinlein, WILL BE SOLD. Bid early. Bid often. Details at: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Robert-A-Heinleins-Bed-/251317839942?pt=US_Bedroom_Sets&hash=item3a83b5e846

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Announcing: HEINLEIN FOR HEROES

Heinlein For Heroes is a program for placing books, especially Heinlein books, into the hands of active military personnel—particularly those deployed—and into the hands of veterans in veterans’ hospitals. Organizations already exist who identify military commands and hospitals with a … Continue reading

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Own Heinlein’s Bed!

How would you like to own Heinlein’s ‘second-best’ bed? Ebay auction coming during LoneStarCon! Robert Heinlein designed and built this bed with attached side tables for himself and his wife, Ginny. After Ginny’s passing in 2003, the bed came to … Continue reading

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The Heinlein Maneuver

Was Heinlein right or wrong in his descriptions of planetary orbits and spaceship maneuvers? Hard science fiction author, and astronautical engineer, G (Gerald) David Nordley takes a look at the Heinlein Maneuver from The Rolling Stones. Continue reading

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Readercon Blood Drive – Saturday, July 13

Blood Drive info at: readercon.org/information.htm On Saturday, the American Red Cross Bloodmobile http://www.redcrossblood.org/ will serve Readercon for the first time for a Heinlein Society Blood Drive! Your consistent support over years means so much, especially during midsummer. Thank you! The … Continue reading

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Scholarship Winners for 2013

We’re very pleased to announce the winners of this year’s scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. This year we received a total of 18 applications from students in 7 countries. Although only two scholarships were advertised, we in the scholarship committee … Continue reading

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Friday, May 24th: Podcast Featuring Bill Patterson at Baen Books.

PODCAST FEATURING BILL PATTERSON at Baen Books. May 24th there will be a podcast featuring a lively discussion between Wen Spenser of Baen books and Bill Patterson, Heinlein Scholar, author of the Heinlein biography, and publisher of the Heinlein Journal … Continue reading

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Heinlein Publishing News: Citizen of the Galaxy Graphic Novel

Heinlein publishing history was made on March 26, 2013 when the Kickstarter project to fund a graphic novel version of Robert A. Heinlein’s Citizen of the Galaxy achieved its funding goal! With several days yet before the funding date of … Continue reading

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Citizen of the Galaxy Graphic Novel

A Kickstarter program has been started to turn Heinlein’s Citizen of the Galaxy will be the first graphic novel adapted from Robert Heinlein’s Virginia Edition. Continue reading

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Heinlein Society Announces 2nd Annual Scholarship Program

February 10, 2013   The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce our second annual scholarship essay contest for the 2013-2014 academic year. There are two $500 scholarships which will be awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities … Continue reading

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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Robert A. Heinlein, his works

Heinlein Society FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Robert A. Heinlein, his works Updated Feb. 2013 and reviewed by William Patterson, Robert James, PhD and J.H. Seltzer. ©2003-2013 – no reproduction or distribution without consent of author. This material may not … Continue reading

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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Robert A. Heinlein, the person.

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Robert A. Heinlein, the person Updated and reviewed Feb. 2013 by William Patterson, Robert James, Ph.D. and J.H. Seltzer. ©2003-2013 No reproduction or distribution without consent. This material may not be copied and put on … Continue reading

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Recent News

New Treasurer – John Tilden was elected to the Board of Directors as new Treasurer of the Heinlein Society. Welcome, and thanks, to JT for helping to Pay It Forward. more… New Blood Drive Chair – In the wake of … Continue reading

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Scott Hann – A Tribute

We’re sorry to have to convey some very sad news. Scott Hann, our blood drive chair, has passed away. On November 7, Scott stopped breathing as was rushed to the hospital. He was put on life support, but remained unconscious. … Continue reading

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Centennial Credits

The Kansas City Centennial event was the effort of a group of Heinlein scholars and admirers who rose to fill the void and ensure that the celebration of Robert Heinlein’s 100th birthday happened in grand style. The consensus seems to … Continue reading

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It’s Your Turn

Below is what was written in 2008 after the Heinlein Centennial had ended. Sadly, the Heinlein Society at that time had officially taken no part. However members of the Heinlein Society, and those now in positions of leadership and volunteering … Continue reading

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Renovation

Beyond the required Annual Meeting, the Heinlein Society also spent considerable time and effort to create a strong presence at Renovation. The Society’s Information Table was manned essentially all daylight hours of the convention.  As the Table was outside the … Continue reading

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Heinlein Society 2012 Scholarship Program

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce that for the 2012-2013 academic year we will be offering the first of many scholarships. There will be two $500 scholarships awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities majoring in engineering, math, or physical sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry), or in Science Fiction as Literature. Continue reading

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PCA/ACA Heinlein Paper Award

The Heinlein Society is offering a $500 prize for the best Heinlein paper presented at the PCA/ACA (Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association) conference April in Boston. The 42nd Annual PCA/ACA National Conference will be held at the Copley Marriott Hotel … Continue reading

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2011 10th Annual Membership Meeting

The Heinlein Society’s 10th Annual General Membership Meeting by Keith G. Kato The 10th Annual General Membership Meeting of The Heinlein Society was held at Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, on Friday, 19 August 2011, 2:00 PM PDT, … Continue reading

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Dragon Con 2011 Blood Drive

Dragon Con 2011 Blood Drive report by Alan R. Koslow. The Heinlein Society’s 2011 Dragon Con Blood Drive is possibly the most successful blood drive in the entire United States! Continue reading

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