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Virginia Edition Raffle Nears Deadline for Entry

We are nearing the August 31st deadline for entry into our raffle for a Virginia Edition of Heinlein’s collected works (which by the way, also includes some stuff most of you have never read, including two volumes of the best of RAH’s letters, one of which is dedicated to his fascinating correspondence with John W.…
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THS Annual Directors Election Polls Open Aug 13-27

Pursuant to our Bylaws, the annual election of one third of the Directors of the Society will commence on August 13th and remain open through Sunday, August 27th. Members please keep an eye on your email for a link to the ballot. The Directors elected will be announced at our online Annual Meeting on Sunday,…
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By Keith G. Kato 2017: The 2017 World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”) will convene from 9-13 August 2017 at the Messukeskus Exposition & Convention Centre in Helsinki, Finland. Details can be found at the Worldcon website. Should you get the urge (and funds) to attend at the last minute, please be aware there is no…
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The Heinlein Centennial—10 Years Later

By Keith G. Kato Robert A. Heinlein was born on 7 July 1907 (7-7-07, which he said made him very lucky at craps). One hundred years later, 7 July 2007, was a Saturday, and in anticipation of this weekend date, a small group of intrepid/crazy Heinleiners decided to create and run the Heinlein Centennial in…
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THS Announces Winners and Finalists in 2017-2018 Scholarship Program

Read all about it here. And Happy 110th birthday to Robert A. Heinlein, and all of Heinlein’s Children who celebrate it!

2017-2018 Scholarship Applications Close with 100% Increase over 2016

Scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year closed on 5/15/2017. THS received 163 applications, almost doubling last year’s total. The three winners will be announced on July 7, 2017, and an additional seven finalists will receive a certificate noting that they were amongst the top 10 in this year’s competition.

2017 Scholarship Entries Due by 5/15/2017

Dear STEM undergrads –the “last minute” is now upon you (and who doesn’t wait for those, right?). Get your entries in for THS 2017-2018 Academic year scholarships no later than next Monday (5/15/2017) or you will have missed your opportunity! Three scholarships of $1,250 (a 25% increase over last year) will be awarded. Go to…
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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.