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Heinlein Centennial – Day One

If Joan Eunice happens to read this account, I’d like to apologize to her.

Heinlein Centennial – Day Two

As Ginny began to read, up came Robert’s voice, and they read together, “This I believe with all my heart”

Heinlein Centennial – Day Three

“2107 in Luna City!” has been one of the recurring battle-cries of the weekend.

Heinlein Centennial – Day Last +1

We’ve already done Union Station, and now we head for Swope Park, featured in Time Enough for Love.

Prophets of Science Fiction: Reviewed by “Thinker”

I have mixed feelings about the RAH presentation.  It was very well done and had  excellent actors, visuals, graphics, references, commentary, etc. But, I came away from watching the program somewhat disappointed. I’m glad they stayed away from critical views and focused mainly on his contributions and visions but they skipped most all of his…
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John Seltzer – Facebook Page Admin

Welcome Heinlein Society member and volunteer John Seltzer who has taken over as main admin for the Heinlein Society’s Facebook page! John says he discovered Heinlein by accident and then read all of Heinlein’s works in a four month span. “I think I ruined my eyesight,” John said. But a happy, engrossing four months it…
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Butler Public Library Donations

In the current issue of the Heinlein Society Newsletter, Winter 2012, I reported two people had taken up the challenge to Pay It Forward by donating books to the Butler Public Library. Michael Cassutt donated an autographed copy of his latest, Heaven’s Shadow, and Mary Matthews, author of Splendid Summer, donated a copy of The…
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Prophets of Science Fiction – About the Production

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 the Science Channel program Prophets of Science Fiction will run its episode focusing on Heinlein. In August of 2011, the producers of the Discovery Science Channel’s series Prophets of Science Fiction contacted The Heinlein Society with a request for help for their episode on Robert A. Heinlein. The script was completed…
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Susan Lewis Paciga – Grammar Goddess

Though Heinlein said, “Shakespeare and I never let grammar interfere with expressing ourselves,” we would much prefer our website and newsletter promoting Heinlein’s legacy be done correctly. To that end, Susan Lewis Paciga has volunteered to assist with the newsletter and website, both in assuring correctness, and hopefully soon to be enterprising articles and other…
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Beyond the required Annual Meeting, the Heinlein Society also spent considerable time and effort to create a strong presence at Renovation. The Society’s Information Table was manned essentially all daylight hours of the convention.  As the Table was outside the secured room where Dealers, Exhibits, and Art Show were held, it had to be set…
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Heinlein Society 2012 Scholarship Program

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce that for the 2012-2013 academic year we will be offering the first of many scholarships. There will be two $500 scholarships awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities majoring in engineering, math, or physical sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry), or in Science Fiction as Literature.

PCA/ACA Heinlein Paper Award

The Heinlein Society is offering a $500 prize for the best Heinlein paper presented at the PCA/ACA (Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association) conference April in Boston. The 42nd Annual PCA/ACA National Conference will be held at the Copley Marriott Hotel in Boston from April 11 to 14, 2012. The Popular Culture Association (“PCA”) with the…
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Elisabeth Weir – Twitter Account Leader

Welcome to Elisabeth Weir who has volunteered to take the lead of the Heinlein Society’s new Twitter account! Elisabeth is a web design and graphics professional, skilled in social media, and Heinlein Society member. Visit her website at The Heinlein Society’s Twitter account is quite new and still growing. Interesting tidbits about Heinlein, including…
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Scott Hann – New Blood Drive Chair

We’re sorry to have to convey some very sad news. Scott Hann, our Blood Drive Chair, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2012. We are very grateful to Scott for his service in Paying It Forward. He will always be remembered. more… The Heinlein Society welcomes our new Blood Drive Chair, Scott Hann! Scott is…
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2011 10th Annual Membership Meeting

The Heinlein Society’s 10th Annual General Membership Meeting by Keith G. Kato The 10th Annual General Membership Meeting of The Heinlein Society was held at Renovation, the 69th World Science Fiction Convention, on Friday, 19 August 2011, 2:00 PM PDT, in Room D05 of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 South Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada 89502-6013,…
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Dragon Con 2011 Blood Drive

Dragon Con 2011 Blood Drive report by Alan R. Koslow. The Heinlein Society’s 2011 Dragon Con Blood Drive is possibly the most successful blood drive in the entire United States!

Encountering the Heinleins by Michael Cassutt

I heard a male voice on the line. “Is this Michael Cassutt?” “Yes.” “This is Robert Heinlein.” Heinlein readers can easily imagine my stunned reaction.

Review of the Heinlein Biography: Learning Curve

Hugo-nominated, winner of the Locus award, biography of Robert Heinlein by William H. Patterson, Jr. Review of Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Vol. 1: Learning Curve: 1907-1948 by Robert James, Ph.D.

Annual Meeting

Our by-laws, adopted by the Board of Directors in 2002, and as amended, require that the board conduct an annual general membership meeting each year during the time and at the place of the annual World Science Fiction convention, when held in North America, and when not at a place in North America, at whatever…
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Virginia Heinlein: A Biography

A biography of Virginia Gerstenfeld Heinlein, wife of Robert Heinlein, founder of the Heinlein Society by Robert James, Ph.D.

Robert A. Heinlein: A Biography

A brief biography of Robert A. Heinlein by William H. Patterson, Jr., author of the Locus Award-winning, Hugo-nominated biography of Heinlein: Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1 (1907-1948): Learning Curve

Books and Stories

Books and Stories Between Planets Beyond This Horizon “The Black Pits of Luna” “Blowups Happen” The Cat Who Walks Through Walls Citizen of the Galaxy “Coventry” The Day After Tomorrow “Delilah and the Space Rigger” The Door Into Summer Double Star Farmer in the Sky Farnham’s Freehold Friday “Gentlemen, Be Seated!” Glory Road “The Green…
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How I first encountered Heinlein…

How I first encountered Heinlein… by David Wright, Sr.

Dragon Con 2008 Blood Drive

A report on the Dragon Con Blood Drive 2008 by Dr. Alan Koslow, M.D. The Heinlein Society first started sponsoring the Robert Heinlein pay it forward blood drive at Dragon Con in 2003. From the very first year it has been our biggest success, thanks to the great support of the convention and the wonderful staff of LifeSouth

The Robert A Heinlein Centennial

The Centennial celebration of Robert A Heinlein’s birth took place in Kansas City over the period from Thursday July 5 to Sunday July 8, 2007.  The Program Schedule and Narrative Comments and Overview are presented here with permission from William Patterson, Editor and Publisher of the Heinlein Journal.   Robert A Heinlein Centennial