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“El Dia H”: Heinlein’s Day in Barcelona, Spain

The Otium Science Fiction Club in Barcelona Spain held its inaugural “El Dia—H” or “Heinlein’s Day” on 7 July 2018, Robert Heinlein’s 111th birthday. Juan Miguel de la Torre Quesada, Otium’s Vice President, contacted The Heinlein Society in April with … Continue reading

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2018 San Jose Worldcon Write-up

by Keith Kato The 76th World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”) was held in San Jose, California, 16-20 August 2018. The Heinlein Society was well-represented by Board members (Herb Gilliland, Joe Haldeman, Keith Kato, Geo Rule, John Seltzer, John Tilden, Betsey … Continue reading

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2019 Dublin Worldcon Planning

By Keith Kato Who’s ready to plan for next year! For those already thinking about the next Worldcon, here are some things to consider. Lodging will be snapped up quickly, and may be more expensive than in Helsinki last year. … Continue reading

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Mission & Vision Meeting at the 2018 San Jose Worldcon

By John Tilden A THS Goals, Mission & Vision Meeting was held Wednesday 15 August 2018, approximately 6:30-8:30 PM, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose CA, Room 1090. A meeting of this type first occurred at the 2016 Kansas City … Continue reading

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Heinlein Society Announces Results of 2018 Election and Leadership Transition

September 12, 2018—The Heinlein Society (www.heinleinsociety.org) announced today the results of their recent annual election for the Board of Directors, and the annual reorganization of the Board of Directors and election of officers for the Society’s FY19 (September 2018-August 2019) … Continue reading

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2018 Annual Meeting Instructions –September 9, 2018, 3pm EDT

The Heinlein Society is running its Annual Meeting as a teleconference. We will be discussing results of our 2018 work, announce the results of our elections, and briefly talk about our plans for the 2019 year, which officially starts for … Continue reading

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THS Offers Electronic Delivery of “Discovery of the Future” Heinlein 1941 Guest of Honor Speech

Time moves on. Once upon a time, the famous “4E” recorded Robert A. Heinlein’s Guest of Honor speech to the 3rd Worldcon, Denvention, in 1941, on disc. Many years later (Oh, roughly sixty), Ginny Heinlein, a founding director of THS, … Continue reading

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2018-2019 Academic Year Scholarships Winners Announced

Head over to our scholarships page to view our winners and finalists for this year.

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Heinlein Society Receives Record Number of Scholarship Applications

We are currently working our evaluation process. Thank you to all who submitted. See you with the results on July 7th!

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2018-2019 Academic Year Scholarships Application Deadline Approaches

Just a friendly reminder that Tuesday, May 15th, is the final day of eligibility for STEM undergraduates to submit their application for the three $1,500 scholarships being offered by THS this year. Don’t be late! Head over to our scholarships … Continue reading

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THS Opens 2018-2019 Academic Year Scholarship Applications, Honors Kondo and Pournelle

The Heinlein Society has opened applications for the 2018-2019 academic year award. Interested parties should head over to our Education page and download the PDF application form to be filled in and emailed, here. The award has grown in value … Continue reading

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Neal Stephenson Named 2018 Heinlein Award Winner

The Heinlein Award selection committee has chosen Neal Stephenson to be the 2018 winner. Stephenson is an eclectic writer, working across several sub-genres of speculative fiction (usually with a noticeably “hard S-F” edge), and is prolific in technology writing as … Continue reading

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We’re Giving Away another Virginia Edition!

For the second year in a row, the Society will raffle off a complete set of the Virginia Edition in September, 2018.  All you have to do is join or stay a member!   A  $45 Regular membership is all it … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Heinlein Society Names Walt Boyes to Open Board Seat

Acting unanimously at their regular monthly meeting, the Board of Directors of THS appointed Walt Boyes to serve the first year of the late Jerry Pournelle’s current term. Dr. Pournelle had been duly elected by the membership of the Society … Continue reading

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Pournelle Family Requests Memorial Donations to SFWA Emergency Medical Fund

As the entire science fiction world knows, science fiction community (and Heinleindom) icon Jerry Pournelle passed away on September 8th. We will have more to say about that shortly in our Newsletter, but for now we wish to pass along … Continue reading

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Virginia Edition Raffle Winner Announced!

We are pleased to announce Libby Sharpe as the winner of our first ‘Virginia Edition’ raffle giveaway!  Libby was announced at the end of our 2017 Annual Meeting held yesterday, September 10, 2017.  The contest was open to all Regular … Continue reading

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2017 Annual Meeting Instructions

2017 ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE: The Heinlein Society is running its Annual Meeting as a teleconference. We will be discussing results of our 2017 work, announce the results of our elections, and briefly talk about our plans for the 2018 year, … Continue reading

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Virginia Edition Raffle Nears Deadline for Entry

We are nearing the August 31st deadline for entry into our raffle for a Virginia Edition of Heinlein’s collected works (which by the way, also includes some stuff most of you have never read, including two volumes of the best … Continue reading

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Membership Cards in the Mail

We know it’s been a long wait for some of you, but the newly re-designed THS membership cards are “in the mail” for most folks (about 75% of the membership). Examples of the new regular Member card and Life Member … Continue reading

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THS Annual Directors Election Polls Open Aug 13-27

Pursuant to our Bylaws, the annual election of one third of the Directors of the Society will commence on August 13th and remain open through Sunday, August 27th. Members please keep an eye on your email for a link to … Continue reading

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WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION ACTIVITIES: 2017, 2018, AND 2019

By Keith G. Kato 2017: The 2017 World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”) will convene from 9-13 August 2017 at the Messukeskus Exposition & Convention Centre in Helsinki, Finland. Details can be found at the Worldcon website. Should you get the … Continue reading

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The Heinlein Centennial—10 Years Later

By Keith G. Kato Robert A. Heinlein was born on 7 July 1907 (7-7-07, which he said made him very lucky at craps). One hundred years later, 7 July 2007, was a Saturday, and in anticipation of this weekend date, … Continue reading

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THS Announces Winners and Finalists in 2017-2018 Scholarship Program

Read all about it here. And Happy 110th birthday to Robert A. Heinlein, and all of Heinlein’s Children who celebrate it!

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2017-2018 Scholarship Applications Close with 100% Increase over 2016

Scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year closed on 5/15/2017. THS received 163 applications, almost doubling last year’s total. The three winners will be announced on July 7, 2017, and an additional seven finalists will receive a certificate noting that … Continue reading

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