Category: Heinlein

Jerry Pournelle (1933-2017)

By Caroline Seals and Keith Kato With deep sadness we report that science fiction icon and Director on The Heinlein Society’s Board of Directors, Dr. Jerry Pournelle, passed away Friday, 8 September 2017, during a mid-afternoon nap.  He and Larry Niven had just returned from DragonCon in Atlanta, GA, and in his final blog entry…
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ROBERT A. HEINLEIN 1941 DENVENTION GoH SPEECH

The ROBERT A. HEINLEIN 1941 DENVENTION GoH SPEECH is available to Heinlein Society members for donations of $50. Payment can be made via PayPal or by sending a check to the Society at: The Heinlein Society 3553 Atlantic Avenue, #341 Long Beach, CA 90807-5606 This was the third World Science Fiction Convention. It was held…
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Old Friends, Influences, and Paying It Forward

Old Friends, Influences, Paying It Forward and the Joy of Synchronicity by Robert L. Slater A few weeks ago Deb Houdek of the Heinlein Society invited me to become a part of Heinlein for Heroes. Deb and I go way back to the Heinlein Forum on Prodigy, the ancient geek times of the internet. She…
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Heinlein Selected for Hall of Famous Missourians

Heinlein Selected for Hall of Famous Missourians The Kansas City Star reported December 7, 2013 that Robert Heinlein was selected for inclusion in the Hall of Famous Missourians. “The public also opted for science fiction writer Heinlein. He was born in Butler, and his works include Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land, and The…
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HEINLEIN QUOTES

HEINLEIN QUOTES: The Heinlein quotes are well known humerous sayings and one liners that come from Robert’s stories or The Notebooks of Lazarus Long or The Heinlein Archives.  Many are posted on Heinlein websites hosted by Heinlein’s fans like James Gifford.  These three came from file WRTG214-2 in the Heinlein Archives. My sister is eleven…
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Virginia Edition Publishing Supports Heinlein For Heroes

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE VIRGINIA EDITION PUBLISHING COMPANY: HOUSTON, October 22, 2013 – Beginning today all Virginia Edition sets purchased will also receive a $110 donation of Heinlein books to the Heinlein For Heroes (H4H) program on the purchaser’s behalf. H4H is a military appreciation program. Its goal is to place Heinlein’s books, and other…
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Heinlein For Heroes Donations Pour In!

Since our launch at LoneStarCon August 29, 2013 donations are starting to flood in, books and cash for books, to go to our troops and veterans! But we need more. We started with a legacy gift of $1000. Since then we’ve received: Oct. 8th – The Heinlein Prize Trust, Robert A. Heinlein’s main literary estate…
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Announcing: HEINLEIN FOR HEROES

Heinlein For Heroes is a program for placing books, especially Heinlein books, into the hands of active military personnel—particularly those deployed—and into the hands of veterans in veterans’ hospitals. Organizations already exist who identify military commands and hospitals with a declared desire for various kinds of reading material. Science fiction is one category always in…
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THE HEINLEIN CALENDAR: 2013

The Heinlein Calendar is written by Bill Patterson and began in Heinlein Journal # 23.  The purpose is to highlight noteable Heinlein anniversaries.  Bill hopes to publish one per year for the next 5 years.  He has graciously allowed The Society to post the 2013 Calendar before it’s release. Please click on this link to…
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Heinlein the Man

Heinlein the Man by Amy Baxter Amy Baxter, M.D. is the Heinleins’ ‘Adopted Granddaughter, ‘ a relationship she discussed in depth for the first time on the Heinlein Society site in an article about her medical invention, Buzzy®. Read Heinleins’ Adopted Granddaughter, Medical Inventor This piece, “Heinlein the Man,” also appears as the concluding article…
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Own Heinlein’s Bed!

How would you like to own Heinlein’s ‘second-best’ bed? Ebay auction coming during LoneStarCon! Robert Heinlein designed and built this bed with attached side tables for himself and his wife, Ginny. After Ginny’s passing in 2003, the bed came to The Heinlein Society. Now is your chance to own it. After unsuccessfully trying to find…
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The Heinlein Maneuver

Was Heinlein right or wrong in his descriptions of planetary orbits and spaceship maneuvers? Hard science fiction author, and astronautical engineer, G (Gerald) David Nordley takes a look at the Heinlein Maneuver from The Rolling Stones.

Friday, May 24th: Podcast Featuring Bill Patterson at Baen Books.

PODCAST FEATURING BILL PATTERSON at Baen Books. May 24th there will be a podcast featuring a lively discussion between Wen Spenser of Baen books and Bill Patterson, Heinlein Scholar, author of the Heinlein biography, and publisher of the Heinlein Journal (subscriptions available through the Heinlein Society). Baen Books Podcasts The podcast has two purposes — to…
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Remembering Robert Heinlein, 25 Years Later

May 8, 2013 marks 25 years since the passing of Robert A. Heinlein. Rather than a cause of sadness, this milestone reminds us of the strength and lasting impact of Heinlein, his wisdom, and his works, and how they are, and will, reach into the future. Heinlein has never been out-of-print, and thanks to the…
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Heinleins’ Adopted Granddaughter, Medical Inventor

The Heinleins’ Adopted Granddaughter Invents Medical Product by Deb Houdek Rule  “When your hero adopts you at age 12, there’s little that seems out of reach.” —Amy Baxter, M.D. Amy Baxter, the Heinleins’ adopted granddaughter, is gaining renown as the inventor of a medical device called Buzzy®. The Buzzy is designed to take the pain…
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Heinlein Publishing News: Citizen of the Galaxy Graphic Novel

Heinlein publishing history was made on March 26, 2013 when the Kickstarter project to fund a graphic novel version of Robert A. Heinlein’s Citizen of the Galaxy achieved its funding goal! With several days yet before the funding date of March 31st, pledges continue to come in from over 260 backers pledging amounts of up…
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Citizen of the Galaxy Comic, #2

Citizen of the Galaxy Graphic Novel

A Kickstarter program has been started to turn Heinlein’s Citizen of the Galaxy will be the first graphic novel adapted from Robert Heinlein’s Virginia Edition.

The Ensign’s Prize Court

The Ensign’s Prize Court As detailed in the June 2007 NewsletterGinny Heinlein discovered a publisher selling illegal copies of some of Robert A. Heinlein’s best known works on the internet. Through perseverance and at no small cost to herself, she fought the pirates and won. A consent decree awarded her the publisher’s entire stock of…
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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Robert A. Heinlein, his works

Heinlein Society FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Robert A. Heinlein, his works Updated Feb. 2013 and reviewed by William Patterson, Robert James, PhD and J.H. Seltzer. ©2003-2013 – no reproduction or distribution without consent of author. This material may not be copied and put on another website without permission.   Where can I find free…
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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Robert A. Heinlein, the person.

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Robert A. Heinlein, the person Updated and reviewed Feb. 2013 by William Patterson, Robert James, Ph.D. and J.H. Seltzer. ©2003-2013 No reproduction or distribution without consent. This material may not be copied and put on another website without permission. What is Heinlein’s full name? Robert Anson Heinlein   How is…
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A Guided Tour of the Heinlein Archive Part 2

The Heinlein Society presents… More of… A Guided Tour of the Heinlein Archive guided by William H. Patterson, Jr. This is copyrighted material and may not be copied or reproduced in any form, including on other websites, without permission of the copyright holder. Introduction and Captions by William H. Patterson Several pictures were found hanging…
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A Guided Tour of the Heinlein Archive

The Heinlein Society presents… A Guided Tour of the Heinlein Archive guided by William H. Patterson, Jr. This is copyrighted material and may not be copied or reproduced in any form, including on other websites, without permission of the copyright holder. Introduction and Captions by William H. Patterson   Only a few Heinleiners have had…
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A Photo Tour of the Heinlein Archive Part 3

The Heinlein Society presents… A Photo Tour of the Heinlein Archive guided by William H. Patterson, Jr. Part 3 This is copyrighted material and may not be copied or reproduced in any form, including on other websites, without permission of the copyright holder. Introduction and Captions by William H. Patterson The Exhibit was brought to…
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Heinlein’s Universe: The Robert A. Heinlein Archive Exhibit part 2

The Heinlein Society presents… Heinlein’s Universe: The Robert A. Heinlein Archive Exhibit (on display April 1 – June 12, 2004) A Photo Tour guided by William H. Patterson, Jr. plus a photo tour of the Heinlein Archive Part 2 This is copyrighted material and may not be copied or reproduced in any form, including on…
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Heinlein’s Universe: The Robert A. Heinlein Archive Exhibit Part 1

The Heinlein Society presents… Heinlein’s Universe: The Robert A. Heinlein Archive Exhibit (on display April 1 – June 12, 2004) A Photo Tour guided by William H. Patterson, Jr. plus a tour of the Heinlein Archive Part 1 This is copyrighted material and may not be copied or reproduced in any form, including on other…
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