Read more about the first Grand Master of Science Fiction on the sites reached by the links below. Please remember that the contents of these links are the responsibility of their owners and represent the opinions and attitudes of the owners and not necessarily those of the Heinlein Society.
Site RAH: The Homepage for Science Fiction’s Grand Master
An excellent Site, home of the Heinlein FAQ. Its author, James Gifford, is one of the first generation of true Heinlein scholars.
The Robert Heinlein Interview
The longest interview Heinlein ever granted, in which he talked freely and extensively about his personal philosophy.
The Heinlein Prize Trust
Financed by Heinlein’s estate, the purpose of the Heinlein Prize is to encourage and reward progress in commercial space activities that advances Robert and his wife Virginia’s dream of humanity’s future in space.
The Heinlein Award
Presented for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings to inspire the human exploration of space.
The Robert A Heinlein Page by Heribert E. Severing also with German translations
Heinlein Works List in German
– Eine vollständige Aufstellung aller Heinlein-Werke, die in die deutsche Sprache übersetzt wurden, zusammengestellt von
The Full Story of Roger Young
A particularly notable essay contained on Mr. Wright’s page, deserving a link of its own is this by J.C. LeGere.(updated 11/03/2006. Includes link to 1959 West point choir version of ballad).
NASA & JPL pages with direct Heinlein references:
Apollo Lunar Surface Journal – main page – (includes audio and video clips)
“Driving to Elbow Crater” – Apollo 15 astronauts on the moon discuss Heinlein and his story “The Green Hills of Earth”
“Hammer and the Feather” – Apollo 15 astronauts quote from “The Green Hills of Earth”
NASA’s Biographies of Aerospace Officials and Policymakers – includes bio of Heinlein
NASA’s Cosmic and Heliospheric Learning Center – quotes Heinlein on the main page
NASA’s Mars of the Mind – interactive site aimed at young people, refers visitors to Heinlein’s “Podkayne of Mars”
NASA/JPL press release – includes mention of Dr. Carl Sagen posthumously receiving the Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award
Marianne Dyson–Ex-flight controller, now SFWAn and children’s author talks about how it all started with Heinlein.
NASA History page, “More Favored than the Birds”: The Manned Maneuvering Unit in Space by Anne Millbrooke – discusses Heinlein’s “Rocketship Galileo”, the movie “Destination Moon”, and “Have Space Suit, Will Travel”
NASA’s Aerospace Scholars Glossary – lists Heinlein and several of his works
NASA’s Planet Mars in Popular Culture – an annex off of the Center for Mars Exploration at NASA’s Ames Research Center website under a directory called “Fun”, talks about Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land”
NASA’s We Are Not the First: Space Station History – discusses Heinlein’s “Universe”
NASA History: NASA Engineers and the Age of Apollo – mentions Heinlein’s “Rocketship Galileo”
NASA/Quest – site answering a question about biospheres on Mars, recommends Heinlein’s “Farmer in the Sky”
NASA’s Mars Pathfinder (pdf) – recommends Heinlein’s “Red Planet”
Malin Space Science Systems – photos of Heinlein crater on Mars
pace Advocacy Organizations:
Space Frontier Foundation — “Dedicated to the human settlement of space in our lifetime” and counts Robert Heinlein as one of their founders.
Literary & Historical links:
The Literary Encyclopedia — Literature in English around the World. Their insightful Heinlein entry is here. A survey of the Scribner’s juveniles can be found here.
American Authors on the Web –A leading web resource for American Authors.
Perspectives in American Literature — A Research and Reference Guide by Professor Paul Reuben. The Heinlein entry is here.
Literary Resources on the Web — A highly-regarded site maintained by Professor Jack Lynch of Rutgers University.
Major SF/F Collections & Scholarly SF/F Organizations
Heinlein Archives at University of California, Santa Cruz
J. Lloyd Eaton Collection at University of California, Riverside. The world’s largest publicly accessible collection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and utopian literature.
The Speculative Literature Foundation — promotes literary quality in speculative fiction
Science Fiction Studies — scholarly journal at DePauw University
Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas
Bud Foote Collection at Georgia Institute of Technology
SF/F Magazines & Publishers
Analog Science Fiction and Fact – hard sf magazine
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Locus – primary news magazine of sf
Asimov’s Science Fiction – sf magazine
Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction – sf/f magazine
TTA Press –Publisher of Interzone and The 3rd Alternative
Baen Books — publisher of many of Heinlein’s titles
Del Rey — publisher of many of Heinlein’s juveniles
Atlanta Radio Theatre Company –The producer of many sf/f stories in fully dramatized radio play format. Their Heinlein collection and future plans, by arrangement with Ginny Heinlein, are here.
SF/F organizations, Authors’ pages, Forums
World Science Fiction Society – WorldCon: World Science Fiction Convention
SFWA – Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, links to members websites and online fiction
BSFA — British Science Fiction Association
Minnesota Science Fiction Society
The New England Science Fiction Association, Inc.
Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society — the world’s oldest continuously active science fiction society
Baltimore Science Fiction Society — hosts of Balticon
Reading for the Future — “Encouraging Literacy Through Speculative Fiction”
Golden Duck Awards for Excellence in Children’s Science Fiction Literature
H. G. Wells Society –Of the Americas and U. K. celebrating one of the major creative influences of Robert Heinlein.
Arthur C. Clarke Foundation –Advancing the legacy of one of the inspirational greats of the field.
Robert Silverberg — Majipoor.com, the Quasi-Official Robert Silverberg website
Gregory Benford –Physicist, space commentator, and hard s-f author.
Theodore Sturgeon: Official Site of the Theodore Sturgeon Literary Trust
L. Neil Smith: Three time Prometheus Award winner for Libertarian fiction
The SF Site: The Home Page for Fantasy and Science Fiction
SFF.Net – Discussion forums plus numerous author’s home pages, location of the Heinlein Forum
SciFan – helping readers discover new science fiction and fantasy books and authors
Scifi.com – online sf
The Internet Speculative Fiction Database
Internet Reference Material
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