The son of followers of the Prophet
who refused to abandon their "faith" after the Interregnum's
overthrow. He only accepted the Covenant
after his father's death. Born in backwoods Tennessee, he joined the Cosmic
Construction Corps, where he learned he was a mathematical genius in spite
of his limited schooling.
Society was founded by Virginia Heinlein on behalf of her husband, science
fiction author Robert Anson Heinlein, to "pay forward" the legacy of Robert A. Heinlein to future generations of "Heinlein's Children."