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What is up with the HS? Are they doing anything or are they defunct? I had looked them up to see if it was worth joining but I can't see what I would be joining, nothing seems to be going on. The last News item was 2004, last newsletter 2 years ago, and Recent Updates and Additions last change is dated 2 years ago. Then I saw threads here that mentioned how they weren't involved with his Centennial. I haven't figured out what their purpose is or if they have anything going on. Anyone here know what the score is?


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In very short, THS may technically still be in existence but has been in a deep coma for over two years.

There is little expectation that they will be revived any time soon, nor that there is much rhyme or reason to consider their revival. Despite their proud official status and launch with a good helping of the community's crown jewels and best wishes, they accomplished little in their years beyond squandering the received assets and goodwill. There are also questions about what all those years of dues paid by well-intentioned members were put toward.

(This is not in any way to belittle the individuals who accomplished much, usually in spite of all of the "help" THS could throw at them.)

Like all dogs, they're best left sleeping. Shhh.

Note: Substantial assets and community support await any serious new Heinlein-centric organization; inquiries invited.

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Well, I was feeling guilty recenty about missing Heinlein's centennial and all, and thought they might be someplace to do something in penance. Guess not. I've been reading Heinlein since I was a kid but only in the last year became much interested in his personal life. I even lived in Colo Springs a long time before I realized that his old homestead still existed. Now I wish I could find more pictures of the old place and hope some time to visit the grounds. Not having an honest interest or ability to buy the estate today, I don't know how that opportunity may present itself.


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