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The Heinlein Society

The Heinlein Society exists to preserve the legacy renowned writer Robert Anson Heinlein left us in novels, essays, speeches, and short stories that remain as fresh as ever. We need your help to do it.

We intend in Heinlein’s words to “PAY IT FORWARD,” since we can never pay back the benefits we got from him, by spreading the wisdom of Robert Anson Heinlein to others.

Robert Heinlein giving bloodThe Heinlein Society has established programs to:

Promote Heinlein blood drives.

Award scholarships to worthy young people.

Provide educational materials to teachers and librarians.

Promote scholarly research and overall discussion of the works and ideas of Robert Anson Heinlein.

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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THS WORLDCON ACTIVITIES by Keith Kato

The Heinlein Society’s plans for the upcoming San Jose Worldcon are slowly solidifying from conjecture to actuality. Here is what we’re planning, keeping in mind that “no plan survives first contact with the enemy”. THSers Michael and Peter Spierig just … 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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H4H Report 11-4-2017

H4H REPORT November 4, 2017 The Heinlein for Heroes program continues shipping SF books to deployed soldiers, veterans, military families and VA centers all over the world.  In October we shipped 180 fanzines to the 5 VA centers in the … Continue reading

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Jerry Pournelle (1933-2017)

By Caroline Seals and Keith Kato With deep sadness we report that science fiction icon and Director on The Heinlein Society’s Board of Directors, Dr. Jerry Pournelle, passed away Friday, 8 September 2017, during a mid-afternoon nap.  He and Larry … 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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Robert J. Sawyer Named 2017 Heinlein Award Winner

Robert J. Sawyer has been announced as the 2017 winner of the Heinlein Award, which in recent years has been handed out at Balticon over Memorial Day weekend, run by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS). Last year’s winner was … Continue reading

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Interview with Eric Gignac | Have Space Suit – Will Travel Graphic Novel

The Heinlein Society: Have Space Suit – Will Travel is the second graphic novel you’ve adapted from Robert A. Heinlein’s works. Did you even take a breather after Citizen of the Galaxy, or did you just plunge right in to … Continue reading

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Kim Stanley Robinson Receives Heinlein Award at Balticon 50

Mrs. Ursula Kondo (originator of the Heinlein Award along with her husband Dr. Yoji Kondo), THS Board Member and Award Recipient Connie Willis, 2016 winner Kim Stanley Robinson, THS Board Member and Award Recipient Joe Haldeman, Award Recipients Allen Steele,and … Continue reading

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THS Receives Permission from Patterson Estate to Continue The Heinlein Journal

The Heinlein world was shocked when RAH’s biographer, William H. Patterson, Jr., passed away suddenly on April 21, 2014, just as the second volume of his epic biography of RAH was about to be published. We here at THS were … Continue reading

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THS Preparing for 2016-2017 Scholarship Essay Contest

As we previously announced last summer, THS Scholarship program will continue for the 2016-2017 academic year, and with some exciting upgrades! Our two pre-existing scholarships will be increasing to $1,000/each (previously $750/each), and there will be a new third scholarship … Continue reading

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Who Says Sith Lords Are Always Evil?

In a bit of SFnal universes mash-up, Star Wars came to the succor of the Worlds of RAH recently, when a Friend of THS designated us as the charitable beneficiary should her entry in a pumpkin carving contest win one … Continue reading

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H4H THANK YOU EMAILS 5-7-2017

H4H Report May 7, 2017 H4H is right on target so far this fiscal year having already completed 200 shipments.  The new total is 10,000.    Do you have extra books that you can send us?  Please ship them to: Heinlein … Continue reading

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Worldcon 2015 By Keith Kato

Representatives of The Heinlein Society attended Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, held on Wednesday August 19 through Sunday August 23, 2015 at the Spokane Convention Center and affiliated hotels in Spokane, Washington. Sasquan’s Guests of Honor were artist … Continue reading

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THS Expands Annual Scholarships with Ginny Heinlein Memorial

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce, beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, it has accepted the offer from a donor (who wishes to remain anonymous) for a multi-year donation to endow a new annual “Virginia Gerstenfeld Heinlein Scholarship” specifically … Continue reading

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How to vote for The Heinlein Society Exoworld nomination

(If you’re asking, “Why am I doing this?” You can go back and read our proposal.) Go to http://nameexoworlds.iau.org/exoworldsvote This takes you to the Vote Now Page Read instructions, the scroll down to Mu Arae system Click on orange Vote … Continue reading

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The Heinlein Society NameExoWorlds contest submission completed

The NameExoWorlds contest, organized by the IAU and Zooniverse, recently accepted naming proposals from registered clubs and non-profit organizations. THS selected the Mu Arae system to name. Mu Arae, often referred to by its designation in the Henry Draper catalogue … Continue reading

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Nominations for THS Board of Directors, Polls Open Aug 13 2015

The following members have been nominated to run for THS Board of Directors. All three are currently sitting on the BOD, one in an elected position and the other in board vacancy appointed positions. This year we will again be … Continue reading

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New Heinlein Society Board Member: Welcome Dr. C. Herbert Gilliland!

It is with great sadness that we on the Board of Directors say goodbye to Michael Cassutt, who has served as a board member since October 2010. We welcome Dr. C. Herbert Gilliland, who has been appointed to fill this … Continue reading

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Nominations For Annual Heinlein Society Elections Scheduled For May 2015

Last year, web based voting worked so well that we’re using it again this year. The nominating period for Board members is coming next month; 18 May to 1 June. There are three Board openings that need to be filled. … Continue reading

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Heinlein Society Announces 4th Annual Scholarship Contest

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce our fourth annual scholarship essay contest for the 2015-2016 academic year. The two $750 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities majoring in engineering, math, or physical … Continue reading

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ROBERT A. HEINLEIN 1941 DENVENTION GoH SPEECH

The ROBERT A. HEINLEIN 1941 DENVENTION GoH SPEECH is available to Heinlein Society members for donations of $50. Payment can be made via PayPal or by sending a check to the Society at: The Heinlein Society 3553 Atlantic Avenue, #341 … Continue reading

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Thank you H4H program.

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