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Articles about Heinlein's works:


"Starry-eyed internationalists" versus the Social Darwinists:
Heinlein's transnational governments

by Rafeeq O. McGiveron

new 08.18.04



Selected and introduced by
Robert Gorsch

new 06.11.04


A Heinlein Concordance by M. E. Cowan - People, places, and things in Heinlein's works, and their real-world counterparts indexed and described new 02.26.04


Robert A. Heinlein:
Murder Suspect
by D. A. Houdek and  G. E. Rule
new 03.30.04


Voyage to a Thousand Cares: Background on Slavery in Citizen of the Galaxy by David M. Silver

new 02.22.04


The Martian Named Smith: Book Review by Jane Davitt

new 02.21.04


Heinlein's Women: Role Model Characters in the Heinlein Juveniles by D. A. Houdek

new 02.18.04


Heinlein’s Women: Strong Women Characters in Early Heinlein by G. E. Rule new 02.01.04


Robert A. Heinlein's Novel: If This Goes On--

A Study of “If This Goes On—” by Bill Patterson

The 1953 novel by Robert Heinlein now eligible for a Retro Hugo

new 01.18.04


Robert A. Heinlein's Short Story: Coventry

"Coventry" by David M. Silver

The oft-ignored Future History short story

new 01.15.04


"A Flight of Speculation" by Edward M. Wysocki, Jr.

examining Robert A. Heinlein and atomic weapons

new 01.01.04


Robert A. Heinlein's Novel: Citizen of the Galaxy:

Citizen of the Galaxy Review by Alan Milner

Examines the concepts of slavery and freedom, and fatherhood, in "Citizen of the Galaxy".

new 11.02.03

Robert A. Heinlein's Novel: For Us, the Living:

The last of the wine, or, still sane after all these years by Spider Robinson

Spider Robinson, writer of the intro to Heinlein's "For Us, the Living," talks about the new/old upcoming RAH novel.

new 10.04.03

Robert A. Heinlein's Novel: Red Planet:

Red Planet-Blue Pencil by Jane Davitt

Examining the differences between the originally published version and the restored, uncut version

new 10.03.03

Robert A. Heinlein's Novel: I Will Fear No Evil:

An Angry Fabulist's Expression of "Rejection Syndrome" by David M. Silver

A study of the author's meaning and motivation behind "I Will Fear No Evil."

new 10.03.03



Vision Statement

That Robert A. Heinlein be recognized world-wide as a literary figure of the first rank, whose works will continue to have relevance to the human condition for as long as man strives to better himself and the lot of his fellow man.

Mission Statement

1. Promote the widespread dissemination of quality existing scholarship on the life and career of Robert A. Heinlein.

2. Promote the creation and widespread dissemination of quality new scholarship on the life and career of Robert A. Heinlein, both in basic research and analytical scholarship.

3. To prepare and maintain a Heinlein Research Guide to include the following:

a. Bibliography of existing Heinlein scholarship

b. Concordance of Heinlein works

4. Support the Society’s “Heinlein Award” for hard science-fiction.

5. Pursue the publication of a complete collection of the works of Robert A. Heinlein, including rarities that have not generally been available to the public.

6. Cooperate with, and support the activities of, the Heinlein Archives at University of California Santa Cruz.


Vision Statement

That Robert A. Heinlein be recognized as an early visionary leader in the effort to move the human race into space, ensuring an unlimited and prosperous future for all mankind, and the recognition that his contributions in this area are still felt today and will continue to be felt as humanity spreads out through the cosmos.

Mission Statement

1. Educate the public on the role of Robert A. Heinlein in inspiring the generations of Space professionals that took us to the Moon, and continue to lead efforts to take humanity to the stars world-wide.

2. Support the efforts of the Heinlein Prize Trust ( to encourage the development of Space by entrepreneurs, with the goal of opening up Space to the masses.

3. Engage in aggressive outreach to the Space professional and enthusiast communities to create a broad pool of Space expertise within THS to advise the Board on the Society’s efforts, and represent THS in communicating the Society’s goals to their colleagues.

4. Create a recurring “Heinlein Space Conference” to encourage scholarly discourse within the new academic specialty of “Space Studies”.

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