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Old Friends, Influences, and Paying It Forward

Old Friends, Influences, Paying It Forward and the Joy of Synchronicity by Robert L. Slater A few weeks ago Deb Houdek of the Heinlein Society invited me to become a part of Heinlein for Heroes. Deb and I go way … Continue reading

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Heinlein Selected for Hall of Famous Missourians

Heinlein Selected for Hall of Famous Missourians The Kansas City Star reported December 7, 2013 that Robert Heinlein was selected for inclusion in the Hall of Famous Missourians. “The public also opted for science fiction writer Heinlein. He was born … Continue reading

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Thank You From H4H

Thank You Members and Supporters! Heinlein For Heroes Passes 1000 Books Sent Our thanks to all those who have donated books and money to Heinlein For Heroes: Thanks to all of you for your wonderful support of H4H. Following our … Continue reading

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Heinlein For Heroes Ships 199 OVER 997 Books!

We honor Veterans’ Day today, November 11th, with the announcement that the Heinlein For Heroes program has shipped 199 over 350 10,000 books directly to our military personnel and their families! This November 11th… think about making a donation of … 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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Heinlein Society at LoneStarCon

The Heinlein Society at LoneStarCon 3 The Heinlein Society participated at LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, held in San Antonio, TX, August 29th-September 3rd . The Society shared a table in the exhibit area of the con … 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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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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THE HEINLEIN CALENDAR: 2013

The Heinlein Calendar is written by Bill Patterson and began in Heinlein Journal # 23.  The purpose is to highlight noteable Heinlein anniversaries.  Bill hopes to publish one per year for the next 5 years.  He has graciously allowed The … 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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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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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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Chattacon 2013 First Time Blood Drive

KC Charland shines as our new blood drive coordinator for the Society at Chattacon in Cahattanooga, Tennessee.  Blood Assurance, the service provider she chose, says, “We were very pleased with the drive overall, and the willingness of the donors to … 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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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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The Ensign’s Prize Court

The Ensign’s Prize Court As detailed in the June 2007 NewsletterGinny Heinlein discovered a publisher selling illegal copies of some of Robert A. Heinlein’s best known works on the internet. Through perseverance and at no small cost to herself, she … 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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