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Famed Actor Will Receive the Heinlein Memorial Award for 2024

William Shatner (Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore) to Appear at the National Space Society’s Annual International Space Development Convention Famed Star Trek actor, celebrity, and private astronaut William Shatner will appear at the National Space Society’s 2024 International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in May. Mr. Shatner will be accepting the Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award, which…
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Tom Doherty Wins Heinlein Award

Tom Doherty, founder of TOR Books and Chair of Tom Doherty Associates, publishing under the Tor, Forge, Tordotcom, Starscape, Tor Teen, and Nightfire imprints, is the 2024 winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Award. The award is bestowed for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space.…
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A New Issue of THJ is Out!

It was worth the wait!  follow the link for Issue #31 of The Heinlein Journal to purchase outright or download with a coupon code as a regular or Lifetime member.  Check your email by 16 Feb 2024  for the particular code you should use.

Virginia Edition

We’re Giving Away another Virginia Edition in 2024!

  For the eighth year in a row, the Society will raffle off a complete set of the Virginia Edition in September, 2024.  All you have to do is join or stay a member!   A  $45 Regular membership is all it takes to enter.  The rules follow: Eligibility: “Regular” members who join or renew their…
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New Officers for THS

The Board of the Society voted tonight for its new leadership & Executive Committee effective immediately: President & Chairman: Ken Walters Vice President: Walt Boyes Treasurer: Geo Rule Secretary: Betsey Wilcox Congratulations to all of them!  Note: The website contact addresses will be updated over a short period of time; you may continue to use…
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2023 Election Results

Thanks to all who voted in the Society’s recent election for the Board of Directors. There were 4 open slots voted upon due to Herb Gilliland resigning from the Board. •The 3-year terms will be filled by Geo Rule, Jim Dutton, and John Seltzer (reelected) •Walt Boyes (reelected) will fill the remainder of Herb Gilliland’s…
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2023 Annual Meeting Information

Our 2023 Annual Meeting was held on 10 September 2023 starting at 4:00 pm Eastern. The 2022 Annual Meeting Minutes were reviewed and accepted as a part of business.  You can read a copy of the 2023 Annual Meeting Presentation with housekeeping information deleted. We will be posting a reading copy of our 2023 Annual…
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July 2023 Email to original PayPal Subscribers–“Change in Payment Systems”

The following email went out on 9 July 2023 to our longest PayPal subscribers.  Rest assured you are still members with an active subscription. This cancellation on PayPal was necessary to have users do renewals through our website. Dear Member:   Thank you for being a member of The Heinlein Society with a recurring PayPal…
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June/July 2023 Membership-Website Changes

This email was sent out on 12 July 2023 but some PayPal subscription cancellations took place on 8 July 2023. Dear Member:   Firstly, thank you for being a member of The Heinlein Society. Recently, we have made some changes you should know about.  Since our inception we have been keeping manual records via an…
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A Very Scalzi Balticon

Balticon 57 May 26-29, 2023 The Society had a wonderful time at 2023’s Balticon, held again at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel.  Balticon, run by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society and many volunteers, is a very reader/writer/artist-centric convention.  The Heinlein Society has maintained a presence at Balticon for almost its entire existence. Since THS has a…
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What I Am Reading 12.0

What I am Reading 12.0 By Betsey Wilcox Heads up: The next “The Thursday Murder Club” book from Richard Osman, and “Starter Villain” by John Scalzi, are scheduled for publication Sep 19, 2023.            John Scalzi – “The Android’s Dream”; Narrated by Wil Wheaton, Audible, HC, PB, Kindle Yes, I have read…
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THS VP on Heinlein-related Podcast

Society Vice President Ken Walters was recently featured on episode 81 of Since The World’s Been Turning.  The podcast that discusses the points mentioned in Billy Joel’s song, We Didn’t Start The Fire.  While the topic of discussion was nominally the book Stranger in a Strange Land, the podcast touches on most of Heinlein’s biography. …
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Errant Email sent through 2/18/2023

Update 2/20/23: The email was an mistake by our website support company. I can also verify that member information was NOT compromised with the email being sent out. Those that responded to the email, it sets passwords etc. within a testing instance of our website, so it is safe to ignore. ——————————————————- Original Post: An…
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John Scalzi Wins the 2023 Heinlein Award

John Scalzi, novelist and internet personality, is the 2023 winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Award. The award is bestowed for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space. This award is in recognition of Mr. Scalzi’s body of work of 16 novels and numerous short stories.…
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David Crosby and Heinlein

I received the sad news today that David Crosby had passed away.  It will be easy to find out about his musical career culminating with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, the first “super group.” What most people don’t know is that David Crosby was a lifelong fan of Robert A. Heinlein.  He commented in an…
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Announcing Our Scholarship Fund Drive!

The Society is proud to announce our scholarship fund drive!  We are raising money to fully-fund an investment account to take care of scholarship giving going forward at our 2022 levels. Find out how you could own a book from Heinlein’s library as a thank-you for donating to this drive.  Full information here.

A Heinlein Christmas Memory

December 1947 was a tough time for Robert and Ginny. Robert’s divorce from Leslyn was not final, so the only way they could be together was on the road. He invested some of his dwindling cash in a tiny house trailer he nicknamed the Gopher Hole, which he joked was formerly a piano box!  They…
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The Heinlein Society Sponsors Chicago Blood Drive

WorldCon chose not to sponsor a blood drive this year. For the convenience of those expecting to Pay It Forward by donating blood The Heinlein Society and Virgin Hotels, a block away from the Hyatt, will have a blood drive on Sunday. Schedule your appointment early as the drive is open to the public before…
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2022 Annual Meeting Information

This is a post to hold the information about the Society’s Annual Meeting which was held on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern time. until about 5:45 p.m. All meeting materials have been posted to allow anyone dialing-in by voice-only to follow along. 2022 Annual Report (this document has the Board of…
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Mike Sheffield Live From The Bunker

Our own Mike Sheffield was featured on Live From The Bunker.  Mike discusses Heinlein Society history and programs in this fascinating interview. Follow the below link to view the entire interview.      

Citizen of the Galaxy Wins Prometheus Award

Citizen Of The Galaxy, a Robert Heinlein novel, has won the 2022 Best Classic Fiction award and will be inducted into the Prometheus Hall of Fame ( Arguably the best of his “juveniles,” Heinlein’s 1957 novel strongly dramatizes an anti-slavery theme while exploring the meaning of freedom and defending the right to use force in…
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2022 Scholarship Winners Announced

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2022 – 2023 academic year scholarships. Take a look at our Scholarships Page for the full list of winners and finalists. Congratulations to all of them.

Happy 115, RAH!

Happy 115th Birthday to Robert A. Heinlein

Robert  Heinlein was born on 7/7/1907.  For a man that has been dead for for over thirty years, he is still having an impact on Science Fiction.  The above photo of Robert and Ginny was taken on the front porch of their Bonny Doon home.  Please leave us a message with how Robert has impacted…
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RESOLVED: potential security issue has been flagged with our Site (July 3, 2022)

Our site has been certified clean and is not alerting on any client security scanners now. Sorry for the inconvenience.  No user data was accessed (it wasn’t that severe of an issue, thankfully). Original Post (7/3/22): Our webhosting company has been notified and is working on determining if this is a false positive or an…
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Balticon 56 Report

President JT here with a report on the weekend’s activities at Balticon 56, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.  This year we started off with the induction of David Gerrold as the 2022 recipient of the Robert A. Heinlein Award given by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society with support from THS. Dr. Beatrice Kondo, THS Treasurer and award…
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