Category: Updates

Virginia Edition

We’re Giving Away another Virginia Edition in 2023!

  For the seventh year in a row, the Society will raffle off a complete set of the Virginia Edition in September, 2023.  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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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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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 (http://www.lfs.org/). 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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Random Payment Processor Issues (July 4, 2022)

For about a week we have been having issues with our payment processor and cart system. For those of you that are trying to purchase a Regular or other type of Membership we apologize for the inconvenience. We are working on the fastest resolution possible with our card processor and if that’s not possible, need…
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David Gerrold Wins 2022 Robert A. Heinlein Award

David Gerrold Wins 2022 Robert A. Heinlein Award and will attend Balticon 56. David Gerrold, novelist and screenwriter, is the 2022 winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Award and will attend Balticon 56, May 27-30, 2022. The award is bestowed for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration…
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Heinlein Society Scholarships

THS 2022 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM

January 1, 2022 Announcing our eleventh annual scholarship essay contest for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. This year we will be awarding four $4,000 scholarships to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities. The “Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship” is dedicated to a female candidate majoring in engineering, math, or biological or physical sciences. The…
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Membership Subscriptions Changeover December 2021

Members of The Heinlein Society: As a volunteer organization, we attempt to provide good customer service with 21st-Century tools via the internet at the lowest cost possible so most of your membership dues may go to our charitable programs. Sometimes, things change and we need to react and it causes a little more work for…
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The Heinlein Journal Wins Design Award

The recent redesign of The Heinlein Journal was chosen as one of 6 winners in the Editorial category of Communication Arts’ 62nd annual design competition, the most exclusive major design competition in the world. “This redesign matches the quality of the publication with the stature of its authors and their scholarship,” said Managing Editor and Designer Mark Bult. “We’ve…
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A Note if you are having trouble Joining or Downloading The Heinlein Journal

To all Members or Prospective Members: At the moment, “guest” functionality is disabled on our website store “Cart” system.  If you are a member that previously has just had a PayPal ‘subscription’ (not through the website payment cart system) you may never have had an account on the website.  If you are new to us,…
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Q&A: How is The Heinlein Society Different Than The Heinlein Prize Trust

Recently a friend asked me to explain the difference between The Heinlein Society (THS) and The Heinlein Prize Trust (HPT).  That’s really an interesting question.  Both were founded by Virginia Heinlein, but that’s where the similarities end.  The Heinlein Society is a charity, and our only source of income is through memberships and donations.  We…
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Website Changes

Dear Members: We have revised our overall website presence.  To better serve our membership, since they are the overwhelming number of Heinlein Journal readers, we have merged the heinleinjournal.com website’s content into heinleinsociety.org. When we publish our next issue, you will be able to use an appropriate coupon code as a Regular or Lifetime member to receive new issues, or…
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Dead Dog Party RSVP Instructions

  RSVP Instructions 1. Please RSVP to . This address will be monitored frequently by staff of The Center For Ray Bradbury Studies. Your email address will be used for later contact and identification. 2. If you wish to keep your email address private, John Tilden (President of The Heinlein Society), Jason Aukerman (Managing Director…
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Life-Line Redux by Jon Harbour

This ‘fanfiction’ story has been removed (as of July 16,2020) from the Heinlein Society’s servers due to an issue of potential unauthorized trademark use. No offense to any party was intended.

Email Services Switching for The Heinlein Society

We just kicked off an email switch for the Society.  If all goes well, no one should see any bounces or ‘delayed sending’ messages for any of the email addresses listed on our website.  If you get a delayed message, don’t worry.  If you get a bounce/reject message please try again.  It can take 48…
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WorldCon 2019

Worldcon 2019

2019 Dublin Worldcon By Keith Kato The 77th World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”) was held in Dublin, Ireland, 15-19 August 2019.  Most con activity happened at the Convention Centre Dublin, near the docks.  The Heinlein Society had a smaller-than-last-year but still significant presence, with Board members (Herb Gilliland, Joe Haldeman, Mike Sheffield, Betsey Wilcox), Committee…
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Scholarship Winners Announced

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce the winners of our 2019 – 2020 academic year scholarships. Take a look at our Scholarships Page for the full list of winners and finalists. Congratulations to all of them.

Scholarship Winners Announced

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 – 2020 academic year scholarships. Take a look at our Scholarships Page for the full list of winners and finalists. Congratulations to all of them.

Heinlein Society Launches 2019-2020 Scholarships Program

For the eighth year in a row, The Heinlein Society will be awarding scholarships to qualifying undergraduates for the 2019-2020 academic year. As it has for every year of the program thus far, the financial commitment made by the Society and its members is increasing. This year’s scholarships will be $2,000 each, an increase of…
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2018 San Jose Worldcon Write-up

by Keith Kato The 76th World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”) was held in San Jose, California, 16-20 August 2018. The Heinlein Society was well-represented by Board members (Herb Gilliland, Joe Haldeman, Keith Kato, Geo Rule, John Seltzer, John Tilden, Betsey Wilcox), Committee chairs and contributors (Carlin Black, Marie Guthrie, Will Hamilton, Mike Sheffield, Sharon Sheffield,…
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Mission & Vision Meeting at the 2018 San Jose Worldcon

By John Tilden A THS Goals, Mission & Vision Meeting was held Wednesday 15 August 2018, approximately 6:30-8:30 PM, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose CA, Room 1090. A meeting of this type first occurred at the 2016 Kansas City Worldcon, and allowed Society members to have extended conversations with Board officers, other Directors, and…
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THS Offers Electronic Delivery of “Discovery of the Future” Heinlein 1941 Guest of Honor Speech

Time moves on. Once upon a time, the famous “4E” recorded Robert A. Heinlein’s Guest of Honor speech to the 3rd Worldcon, Denvention, in 1941, on disc. Many years later (Oh, roughly sixty), Ginny Heinlein, a founding director of THS, authorized the Society to offer this recording as an audio CD as a members-only premium,…
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THS WORLDCON ACTIVITIES by Keith Kato

The Heinlein Society’s plans for the upcoming San Jose Worldcon are slowly solidifying from conjecture to actuality. Here is what we’re planning, keeping in mind that “no plan survives first contact with the enemy”. THSers Michael and Peter Spierig just released their latest movie, “Winchester”. For the curious, the Winchester Haunted House is about 5…
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