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Nominations For Annual Heinlein Society Elections Scheduled For May 2015

Last year, web based voting worked so well that we’re using it again this year. The nominating period for Board members is coming next month; 18 May to 1 June. There are three Board openings that need to be filled. Present board members; Keith Kato, Betsey Wilcox and Herb Gilliland, whose current Board positions are…
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THS Doubles Heinlein Award Support

Since 2013, Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS) has been the home of the “Heinlein Award”, given “For outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings to inspire the human exploration of space.” The history of this award goes back to 2003, and Ginny Heinlein (and Michael Flynn) were the first awardees. Since BSFS has…
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Heinlein Prize Trust Announces Matching for Hall of Famous Missourians

The Heinlein Prize Trust ( has agreed to partner with THS in the fundraising for the new Robert A. Heinlein bust to be displayed in the Missouri state capitol’s “Hall of Famous Missourians”. HPT has pledged to match dollar for dollar contributions made by “Heinlein’s Children” to raise the necessary funds for the bust and…
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THS Announces $14,000 Fund Raising Goal for Hall of Famous Missourians Bust

THS announces that the Board has considered all the costs associated with creating a bust, plaque, display column, and unveiling ceremony for the new bust of Robert A. Heinlein to be permanently displayed in the Missouri capital’s “Hall of Famous Missourians”, and has set a target fund-raising goal of $14,000.00. We urge all of “Heinlein’s…
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2015-2016 Scholarship Application Deadline May 15th

Just a reminder there’s only four more days to get your application for one of our two 2015-2016 academic year scholarships submitted. Deadline is May 15th!


  HELLO AGAIN FROM THE H4H SHIPPING CENTER Shipping to our military veterans continues; we have been fully funded for FY2016.  Thanks to everyone who donated money and books to the H4H program.  Please continue to help us as the program continues to grow.  We have now sent over 8,000 books to our troops all…
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THS Begins Accepting 2015 Scholarship Applications

The new 2015 application is now active, and applications are being accepted for the 2015-2016 school term for two $750 scholarships. Please visit here for more detail:

2015-2016 Scholarship Essay Questions

The Heinlein Society announces the essay questions for the 2015-2016 Scholarships as follows: a. How Robert Heinlein affected my career choice. b. My favorite Robert Heinlein story and why. c. My favorite and least favorite Heinlein stories, and why. d. Robert Heinlein said “The golden age of science has yet to begin.” Evaluate this statement…
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2014 Worldcon Report | 72nd World Science Fiction, Loncon 3

The 72nd World Science Fiction, Loncon 3, was held August 14-18, 2014, at the ExCel Centre Docklands, London, United Kingdom. The Docklands is a fairly recently developed area, so far removed from London proper that the famous London Underground Tube system does not extend there. A modern above-ground, robotically-controlled Dockland Light Rail train system services…
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A Message From The New President Of The Heinlein Society

Hello, fellow Heinleiners! I am Keith Kato, and at the 15 September 2014 meeting of The Heinlein Society’s Board of Directors, I was honored to be elected the fourth President of the Society. I succeed my good friend Mike Sheffield, who—like Cinncinnatus—could have stayed in office, but relinquished it willingly. Mike decided, after over a…
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Heinlein Society Announces 4th Annual Scholarship Contest

The Heinlein Society is pleased to announce our fourth annual scholarship essay contest for the 2015-2016 academic year. The two $750 scholarships will be 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. Applicants will need to submit…
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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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THS to Lead Fund Raising for Heinlein Bust at Hall of Famous Missourians

The Board of The Heinlein Society recently agreed to lead efforts to raise funds for a bust (with associated plaque and pedestal) of Robert A. Heinlein to be displayed in the Hall of Famous Missourians maintained at the Missouri capital building by the Missouri state legislature. Heinlein was honored to be included in a public…
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Jack McDevitt to Receive 2015 Heinlein Award

BSFS (Baltimore Science Fiction Society) has announced that Jack McDevitt will be the 2015 recipient of the Heinlein Award, and the 19th honoree since the Award’s inception in 2003. The first recipients were Virginia Heinlein and Michael Flynn. The Heinlein Award was founded by ex-THS board member Dr. Yoji Kondo in 2003 with the blessing…
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The Heinlein 4 Heroes program has shipped a grand total of 6,459 books.  The program has now hit it’s stride and we know we can sustain shipping 3,000 books and 300 shipments per year. Got any old science fiction books?  Ship them to us and we’ll ship them to people from the military who are…
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This thank you came to Heinlein for Heroes today.  Thanks to everyone that is supporting our H4H program. November 28


The total keeps growing.  We now have shipped 5,419 books.  Special thanks to Geo Rule, Vice-President of The Heinlein Society; he has donated 195 Heinlein books. You can donate too; H4H needs science fiction books and takes audio books.  Even if well worn or slightly damaged we’ll take them.


Since the first shipment in November 2013 we have shipped 4,767 science fiction books to the military.  This includes 1,420 mostly hard cover books shipped by The Heinlein Prize Trust.  The Heinlein Society is also pleased to announce the Trust is donating the cost of shipping for the H4H program.  The program is a huge…
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These thank you notes came recently (10-20-2014) as a result of recent mailings of hard covers from THE HEINLEIN TRUST and THE HEINLEIN SOCIETY.

2014 Annual Meeting Materials Posted

Did you miss the Annual Meeting of the Heinlein Society?  You may still review the materials that were presented.  The copy linked in this notice has a little bit more information than previous copies.  2014 Annual Meeting Slides

Instructions for Attending the 2014 Annual Meeting

The Heinlein Society is running its Annual Meeting as a teleconference with online materials for the first time this year.  We will be discussing results of our 2014 work, announce the results of our elections, and briefly talk about our plans for the 2015 year, which officially starts for us September 1st.  While all members are…
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2013 Annual Meeting Minutes Posted

The minutes from The Heinlein Society’s Annual Meeting of the membership held at LoneStarCon3 (WorldCon 71) on September 1, 2013 are posted with this website entry:  THS_2013_AGM_Minutes . These minutes will be reviewed at the 2014 Annual Meeting to be held 9/7/14. (See separate entry with instructions on how to attend the Annual Meeting in 2014).


With the shipment of books going to the VA Hospitals today, the trust has shipped 1,420 H4H books, almost all of them hardbacks, to the the men and women of the armed services.   The books including postage were donated by the TRUST and sent out on behalf of THE HEINLEIN FOR HEROES program.


August 6, 2014 To the Heinlein Society: >             I am writing this letter as an expression of my thanks, for the books you sent to us, the 108th Sustainment Brigade. In the moments of waiting, as are common in military service, the books you sent us provided many hours of entertainment. I specifically enjoyed Heinlein’s…
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