The Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS) has announced that Kim Stanley Robinson will be the recipient of the 2016 Heinlein Award, “For outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings to inspire the human exploration of space”. The award was founded in 2003, with Ginny Heinlein and Michael F. Flynn as the first recipients. The awardees are determined by an independent committee originally formed by Dr. Yoji Kondo, a former Board member of the Society, and the current committee is chaired by Michael Flynn and includes current THS Board member C. Herbert Gilliland, Ph.D.
As SF fans will recognize, Mr. Robinson is a worthy recipient, with many “hard” SF titles to his credit, including his most famous, the Red/Green/Blue Mars trilogy. His most recent novel, published in 2015, is Aurora and is about a generation ship on its way to Tau Ceti. THS congratulates the committee and Mr. Robinson on the award.
For the last several years, THS and its members have supported BSFS in administering and organizing the awards ceremony, most recently by increasing our yearly grant to $1,000 as of the 2016 award.
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