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THS Opens 2017-2018 Scholarship Applications

The 2017-2018 Scholarships Applications process is now open. Please visit our page at THS Scholarships to download the application form (it’s a “Rich Text Format” document this year that must be filled out and emailed back to us). THS will award three scholarships of $1,250 each for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is the sixth…
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Robert J. Sawyer Named 2017 Heinlein Award Winner

Robert J. Sawyer has been announced as the 2017 winner of the Heinlein Award, which in recent years has been handed out at Balticon over Memorial Day weekend, run by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS). Last year’s winner was Kim Stanley Robinson, and previous winners include Ginny Heinlein as the inaugural winner in 2003.…
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THS Announces Sixth Annual Scholarships with Increased Awards

THS is very pleased to announce our sixth annual scholarship essay contest for the 2017-2018 academic year. Three $1,250 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities. The “Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship” (first awarded in 2016) is dedicated to a female candidate majoring in engineering, physical or biological sciences, or math. The…
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The Heinlein Society to Conduct Raffle for a Virginia Edition

  In an effort to draw attention to Heinlein’s writing and increase Society membership the Society will raffle off a complete set of the Virginia Edition in September, 2017.  All you have to do is join.   A  $45 Regular membership is all it takes to enter.  The rules follow: Eligibility: “Regular” members who join or…
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THS Announces 2016 Board Election Results

Per Society Bylaws, an election for 1/3 (three) of the Society’s Board of Directors was held by online voting, with the results announced at the Society’s Annual Meeting on September 11th, 2016. All eligible members (193) were sent voting instructions by email on August 15th with a two week window in which to complete their…
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2015 Annual Meeting Minutes

Draft Minutes for the 2015 Annual Meeting (to be considered at 2016 Annual Meeting) are here.

2016 Annual Meeting Slide Presentation

The THS 2016 annual meeting presentation is available at the link.

The 2016 Heinlein Society Annual Meeting

2016 annual meeting instructions

Scholarship Opportunity

August 26, 2016 Here is an excellent scholarship opportunity from the American Red Cross. Blood donation is vitally important, and one of our core programs for Paying It Forward. Visit    

Board of Directors Voting Opens Soon

As required by Article VI, Section 2, of the Bylaws of The Heinlein Society (, and ratified by the Board of Directors on 14 April 2014, electronic voting of the General Membership of The Heinlein Society for the Board of Directors will be done using the website. The poll will open on Friday, 12…
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THS Schedules 2016 Annual Meeting

As required by Article IV, Section 1, of the Bylaws of The Heinlein Society (PDF file at, the Annual Meeting of the General Membership of The Heinlein Society will convene on Sunday, 11 September 2016, beginning at 1:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time. If you are in a different time zone, you are encouraged to…
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UPDATED Society Activities at MidAmeriCon II

By Keith G. Kato The Heinlein Society’s activities at the 2016 Kansas City World Science Fiction Convention, MidAmeriCon II 40th Anniversary Heinlein Blood Drive: The convention committee has now scheduled THREE days for 40th Anniversary Heinlein Blood Drive: Thursday, August 18 through Saturday, August 20, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. The blood…
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Interview with Eric Gignac | Have Space Suit – Will Travel Graphic Novel

The Heinlein Society: Have Space Suit – Will Travel is the second graphic novel you’ve adapted from Robert A. Heinlein’s works. Did you even take a breather after Citizen of the Galaxy, or did you just plunge right in to the next project? Eric Gignac: We took a bit of a break, but we also…
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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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2016 Post-Worldcon Trip to Jefferson City, Anyone?

By Keith Kato As you all know, The Heinlein Society is procuring the Robert A. Heinlein exhibit for the Missouri House of Representatives’ Hall of Famous Missourians. A link to the finished bust photos and time-lapse movie of the completed clay sculpture is here. It is the Society’s plan to coordinate with the 2016 Worldcon,…
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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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