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THS Opens 2017-2018 Scholarship Applications

The 2017-2018 Scholarships Applications process is now open. Please visit our page at THS Scholarships to download the application form (it’s a “Rich Text Format” document this year that must be filled out and emailed back to us). THS will award three scholarships of $1,250 each for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is the sixth…
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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 Kim Stanley Robinson, and previous winners include Ginny Heinlein as the inaugural winner in 2003.…
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THS Announces Sixth Annual Scholarships with Increased Awards

THS is very pleased to announce our sixth annual scholarship essay contest for the 2017-2018 academic year. Three $1,250 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities. The “Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship” (first awarded in 2016) is dedicated to a female candidate majoring in engineering, physical or biological sciences, or math. The…
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THS Announces 2016 Board Election Results

Per Society Bylaws, an election for 1/3 (three) of the Society’s Board of Directors was held by online voting, with the results announced at the Society’s Annual Meeting on September 11th, 2016. All eligible members (193) were sent voting instructions by email on August 15th with a two week window in which to complete their…
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Board of Directors Voting Opens Soon

As required by Article VI, Section 2, of the Bylaws of The Heinlein Society (http://www.heinleinsociety.org/bylaws/), and ratified by the Board of Directors on 14 April 2014, electronic voting of the General Membership of The Heinlein Society for the Board of Directors will be done using the simplyvoting.com website. The poll will open on Friday, 12…
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THS Schedules 2016 Annual Meeting

As required by Article IV, Section 1, of the Bylaws of The Heinlein Society (PDF file at http://www.heinleinsociety.org/bylaws/), the Annual Meeting of the General Membership of The Heinlein Society will convene on Sunday, 11 September 2016, beginning at 1:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time. If you are in a different time zone, you are encouraged to…
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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 Michael Flynn. Heinlein Award Chairman Michael Flynn (and the entire Committee) and Balticon 50 do…
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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 more than shocked. Bill was not just a colleague in the Heinlein legacy vineyards, but…
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The Heinlein Society Announces Opening of 2016 Scholarships

Read about the details here. Winners will be announced on July 7, 2016.

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 honoring Virginia Heinlein reserved to young women majoring in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and…
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Kim Stanley Robinson to Receive 2016 Heinlein Award at Balticon

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.…
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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 of the prizes. Well, it did, and Middlesex Savings Bank of Massachusetts has donated $1,000…
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Heinlein Bust Model is Complete

As our friends at File 770 have reported, the clay model of the bust of Robert A. Heinlein that will be used to make the final bronze bust to be on permanent display in the Missouri House of Representatives Hall of Famous Missourians has been completed by the artist. The Board of THS had decided…
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THS Offers Lifetime Membership

For the first time in its 15 year history, the Board of THS has authorized a “Lifetime Membership”, available immediately. It will be priced at $750, which at current annual membership rates works out (for the bookies amongst you) to a bet of 21 years and change to break even on your investment, assuming no…
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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 for women undergraduates majoring in STEM (scientific—physical or biological, technical, engineering, mathematics) subjects. The candidates…
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Notice of 2015 Heinlein Society Annual Membership Meeting

As required by Article IV, Section 1, of the Bylaws of The Heinlein Society (PDF file at http://www.heinleinsociety.org/bylaws/), the Annual Meeting of the General Membership of The Heinlein Society will convene on Saturday, 12 September 2015, beginning at 1:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time. If you are in a different time zone, you are encouraged to…
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THS Announces 2015-2016 Scholarships Winners

We’re very pleased to announce the winners of this year’s scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. This year we received a total of 16 applications. The winners are: Elias Anderson – Elias will be attending St. Vincent college in Pennsylvania as a fresheman, majoring in Engineering and Mathematics. He hopes to pursue a career in…
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Heinlein Plaque Wording Contributions Sought

Now that THS has completed fundraising for the bust of Robert A. Heinlein to be included in the Missouri State Capitol’s “Hall of Famous Missourians”, the next step is to decide on the wording that will appear on the accompanying plaque. For example, here’s Mark Twain’s. And here’s Walter Cronkite’s (Yes, Cronkite was a Missourian…
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Kinnison Donation Pushes Heinlein Bust Fund Over the Top

THS is pleased to announce we have met our fund-raising goal of $14,000 in support of creating and placing a bronze bust and accompanying plaque of Robert A. Heinlein in the Missouri State Capitol building’s “Hall of Famous Missourians”. Donations are now closed. Details on the timing of the completion and unveiling of the bust…
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Heinlein Bust Contributions Reach 35% of Goal

Donations by “Heinlein’s Children” towards the creation and placing of a bronze bust of Robert A. Heinlein in the Missouri State Capitol building have reached $2,500. This number is before accounting for the dollar-for-dollar matching offered by the Heinlein Prize Trust (www.heinleinprize.com). Between the two, we’ve reached $5,000 of the $14,000 fund raising goal for…
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THS Doubles Heinlein Award Support

Since 2013, Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS) has been the home of the “Heinlein Award”, given “For outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings to inspire the human exploration of space.” The history of this award goes back to 2003, and Ginny Heinlein (and Michael Flynn) were the first awardees. Since BSFS has…
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Heinlein Prize Trust Announces Matching for Hall of Famous Missourians

The Heinlein Prize Trust (www.heinleinprize.com) has agreed to partner with THS in the fundraising for the new Robert A. Heinlein bust to be displayed in the Missouri state capitol’s “Hall of Famous Missourians”. HPT has pledged to match dollar for dollar contributions made by “Heinlein’s Children” to raise the necessary funds for the bust and…
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THS Announces $14,000 Fund Raising Goal for Hall of Famous Missourians Bust

THS announces that the Board has considered all the costs associated with creating a bust, plaque, display column, and unveiling ceremony for the new bust of Robert A. Heinlein to be permanently displayed in the Missouri capital’s “Hall of Famous Missourians”, and has set a target fund-raising goal of $14,000.00. We urge all of “Heinlein’s…
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2015-2016 Scholarship Application Deadline May 15th

Just a reminder there’s only four more days to get your application for one of our two 2015-2016 academic year scholarships submitted. Deadline is May 15th!