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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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Tentative Society Activities at MidAmeriCon II

By Keith G. Kato The 2016 Kansas City World Science Fiction Convention, “MidAmeriCon II” is less than four months away. The Kansas City Science Fiction & Fantasy Society provided essential operational support at the 2007 Heinlein Centennial in Kansas City, and as the group running MidAmeriCon II, they have asked for The Heinlein Society’s input…
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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.

For Your Consideration: A review of works by Robert A. Heinlein, and their eligibility for 2016’s Retro Hugo Awards

by Dr. Marie Guthrie “Let There Be Light” under the pen name Lyle Monroe, short story, c. 6000 words, published in Super Science Stories 1.2 (May 1940). This is a future history tale that was not anthologized in The Past Through Tomorrow, which contained all the other FH tales. “The Roads Must Roll” novelette, c.14,270…
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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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H4H THANK YOU EMAILS 5-7-2017

H4H Report May 7, 2017 H4H is right on target so far this fiscal year having already completed 200 shipments.  The new total is 10,000.    Do you have extra books that you can send us?  Please ship them to: Heinlein 4 Heroes,  c/o John Seltzer,  2906 Alvarado Dr,  Bellingham,  WA,  98229.   We take cash donations…
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Worldcon 2015 By Keith Kato

Representatives of The Heinlein Society attended Sasquan, the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, held on Wednesday August 19 through Sunday August 23, 2015 at the Spokane Convention Center and affiliated hotels in Spokane, Washington. Sasquan’s Guests of Honor were artist Brad Foster, SF author David Gerrold (whose first career sale was “The Trouble With Tribbles”…
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The 2015 Heinlein Society Annual Meeting

Follow these instruction to attend the 2015 Annual Heinlein Society Meeting: The Heinlein Society

2015 ANNUAL MEETING SLIDES

The 2015 Annual Meeting is next Saturday.  The slide program is available now at the link below.  You can log on to the FreeScreen website and participate in the live meeting or you can click on this link and follow the slides at your own pace. THS 2015 Annual Meeting We hope to see you…
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2014 Annual Meeting Minutes

Click on the link below to review the meeting minutes from last year’s Annual meeting.  The first order of business in the 2015 Annual Meeting is to approve these minutes.  Time  is important because some attendees might be on a toll call.  Please read the minutes before the meeting.  Regular members of the Heinlein Society…
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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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How to vote for The Heinlein Society Exoworld nomination

(If you’re asking, “Why am I doing this?” You can go back and read our proposal.) Go to http://nameexoworlds.iau.org/exoworldsvote This takes you to the Vote Now Page Read instructions, the scroll down to Mu Arae system Click on orange Vote button Scroll down to proposed names then scroll down until you see: ROBERTHEINLEIN Podkayne Pixel…
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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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Westercon 2015

By Keith Kato Representatives of The Heinlein Society attended Westercon 68, the traditional 4th of July weekend western regional SF convention, held on July 2-5, 2015 at San Diego, CA’s Town and Country Resort Hotel. Westercon’s Guests of Honor were author Spider Robinson (in absentia), artist John Picacio, fan Seanan McGuire, additional guest Mira Grant,…
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The Heinlein Society NameExoWorlds contest submission completed

The NameExoWorlds contest, organized by the IAU and Zooniverse, recently accepted naming proposals from registered clubs and non-profit organizations. THS selected the Mu Arae system to name. Mu Arae, often referred to by its designation in the Henry Draper catalogue HD 160691, is a main sequence G-type star around 50 light-years away from Earth in…
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Nominations for THS Board of Directors, Polls Open Aug 13 2015

The following members have been nominated to run for THS Board of Directors. All three are currently sitting on the BOD, one in an elected position and the other in board vacancy appointed positions. This year we will again be using a web-based voting system. The polls will open on 13 August 2015 and close…
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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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