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New Treasurer – John Tilden was elected to the Board of Directors as new Treasurer of the Heinlein Society. Welcome, and thanks, to JT for helping to Pay It Forward. more… New Blood Drive Chair – In the wake of the sad loss of our friend and Blood Drive Chair, Scott Hann, a volunteer has…
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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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The Heinlein Society presents… A Photo Tour of Bonny Doon Part 4

The Heinlein Society presents… A Photo Tour of Bonny Doon Part 4 This is copyrighted material and may not be copied or reproduced in any form, including on other websites, without permission of the copyright holder. ©Virginia Heinlein, used with her permission Captions by William H. Patterson go to Bonny Doon photos part 1 go…
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The Heinlein Society presents… A Photo Tour of Bonny Doon Part 3

The Heinlein Society presents… A Photo Tour of Bonny Doon 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. ©Virginia Heinlein, used with her permission Captions by William H. Patterson go to Bonny Doon photos part 1 go…
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The Heinlein Society presents… A Photo Tour of Bonny Doon Part 2

The Heinlein Society presents… A Photo Tour of Bonny Doon Part 2 This is copyrighted material and may not be copied or reproduced in any form, including on other websites, without permission of the copyright holder. ©Virginia Heinlein, used with her permission Captions by William H. Patterson go to Bonny Doon photos part 1 go…
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The Heinlein Society presents… A Photo Tour of Bonny Doon Part 1

The Heinlein Society presents… A Photo Tour of Bonny Doon Part 1 This is copyrighted material and may not be copied or reproduced in any form, including on other websites, without permission of the copyright holder. ©Virginia Heinlein, used with her permission Captions by William H. Patterson Bonny Doon was the name of the area…
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Robert Heinlein Remembered by L. Neil Smith

Robert Heinlein Remembered by L. Neil Smith Take big bites. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love Imagine a lonely kid, undersized and overbright, living on an American air base overseas. Comic books taught him to read years before he started school and he’d tackle anything that fell open…
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ROBERT HEINLEIN and THE TOM CORBETT SPACE CADET UNIVERSE

Heinlein Society This is copyrighted material and may not be copied or reproduced in any form, including on other websites, without permission of the copyright holder. ROBERT HEINLEIN and THE TOM CORBETT SPACE CADET UNIVERSE by Ed Pippin ©1996-2004 TOM CORBETT SPACE CADET website: Introduction, Facts and History During the first part, of the 5th…
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“Starry-eyed internationalists” versus the Social Darwinists: Heinlein’s transnational governments

Heinlein Society This is copyrighted material and may not be copied or reproduced in any form, including on other websites, without permission of the copyright holder. “Starry-eyed internationalists” versus the Social Darwinists: Heinlein’s transnational governments by Rafeeq O. McGiveron ©Kent State University Press, 1999 Permission for this article to appear here has been non-exclusively licensed…
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So Where Did You Get Your Ideas, Mr. Heinlein?

Heinlein Society This is copyrighted material and may not be copied or reproduced in any form, including on other websites, without permission of the copyright holder. So Where Did You Get Your Ideas, Mr. Heinlein? A Review of Robert Heinlein’s “Tramp Royale” By John J. Reilly, ©1997 Tramp Royale by Robert A. Heinlein The Berkley…
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Rah, Rah, R. A. H.! by Spider Robinson

Heinlein Society This is copyrighted material and may not be copied or reproduced in any form, including on other websites, without permission of the copyright holder. Rah, Rah, R. A. H.! By Spider Robinson, ©1980 This essay has previously appeared in Destinies magazine (Jim Baen, ed., Summer, 1980), Time Travelers Strictly Cash (Spider Robinson, 1981),…
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Voyage to a Thousand Cares by David M. Silver

Heinlein Society – Scholastic/Academic articles Voyage to a Thousand Cares: Background on Slavery in Citizen of the Galaxy This is copyrighted material and may not be copied or reproduced in any form, including on other websites, without permission of the copyright holder. Voyage to a Thousand Cares: Background on Slavery in Citizen of the Galaxy…
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“How I first encountered Heinlein…” by David Silver

“How I first encountered Heinlein…” David Silver, Heinlein Society Past President Past President Silver on his introduction to the works of Robert A. Heinlein: “When I was eleven in 1954, bored tearless one smoggy summer with the books in the children’s library in Los Angeles that I was ‘allowed’ to read, a librarian handed me…
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How I Found Heinlein

Robert Heinlein Remembered by L. Neil Smith Take big bites. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love Imagine a lonely kid, undersized and overbright, living on an American air base overseas. Comic books taught him to read years before he started school and he’d tackle anything that fell open…
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The Martian Named Smith: Book Review

Heinlein Society – Scholastic/Academic articles The Martian Named Smith: Book Review This is copyrighted material and may not be copied or reproduced in any form, including on other websites, without permission of the copyright holder. The Martian Named Smith: Book Review  by Jane Davitt There are as many opinions about Robert Heinlein’s ‘Stranger In A…
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THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST

Considered by some to be one of the more confusing of Heinlein’s works, the novel THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST was written late in his career. It begins with the fastest falling in love sequence since ROMEO AND JULIET and ends with a party at which many of RAH’s characters and many of his real…
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ТРАСТОВЫЙ ФОНД, ОТВЕТСТВЕННЫЙ ЗА ПРЕМИЮ ХАЙНЛАЙН

ВИРЖИНИЯ ХАЙНЛАЙН In English 1916 – 2003 Виржиния Герстенфелд (Virginia Gerstenfeld) закончила Университете Нью-Йорка в 1937 году и работала химиком вплоть до начала Второй мировой войны. Она служила лейтенантом в Военно-морских силах США, будучи сначала сотрудником Бюро аэронавтики, а затем – экспериментальной станции военно-воздушных сил морского базирования в Филадельфии. Там она встретилась с Робертом Хайнлайном…
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Heinlein Timeline

On January 7, 2013  I posted a Heinlein timeline on the Heinlein Facebook page for a reader who asked for assistance in determining the order of Robert’s books.  The post drew a lot of looks, many more than I expected,  so I decided to create an improved timeline which of course wouldn’t fit in Facebook.  …
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John Tilden – Society Treasurer

John Tilden, known as JT on the long-running Heinlein Forum (now on Facebook), has stepped in to serve as a board member of the Heinlein Society and as Treasurer. John was born in New York and currently resides near Baltimore, Maryland. He first  encountered Robert Heinlein’s work as one of the cool books with the…
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Scott Hann – A Tribute

We’re sorry to have to convey some very sad news. Scott Hann, our blood drive chair, has passed away. On November 7, Scott stopped breathing as was rushed to the hospital. He was put on life support, but remained unconscious. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. With no hope of recovery his family made the…
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Happy 100th to Lazarus Long!

11-11-12: It’s Lazarus Long’s 100th Birthday ! Happy 100th Birthday Woodrow Wilson Smith, aka Lazarus Long; Ernest Gibbons; Captain Aaron Sheffield; “Happy” Daze; His Serenity Seraphin the Younger, Supreme High Priest of the One God in All His Aspects and Arbiter Below and Above; Proscriber Prisoner No. 83M2742; Mr. Justice Lenox; Corporal Ted Bronson; Dr.…
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