News & Updates

Recent Website Changes

  • October 2004
    A general cleanup and freshening. Also added two magazine article facsimiles to the Multimedia page.
  • 19 April 2004
    Added a link to a nice German translation of the FAQ to the Links page.
  • 11 February 2004
    Added a link on the Archives/Originals page to an online copy of Major Douglas's Social Credit, referenced in two early novels.
  • 8 February 2004
    A marvelous paper by Jane Davitt and Tim Morgan, listing all of Heinlein's book dedications and explaining who each individual is, has been added to the Data page of the Archives.
  • 2 February 2004
    A pair of postcards showing "Electric Park" in the era of Heinlein's childhood have been added to the Multimedia archives.
  • 29 January 2004
    Added Rodger Young material to the Links page.
  • 27 January 2004
    The June 1952 article on the Heinleins' Colorado Springs house has been added to the Archives, in the Multimedia section. My thanks to Jim Nowotarski for breaking apart his copy of the magazine to provide these fine scans!

Recent Events

  • July 2007
    The Heinlein Centennial is held in Kansas City on the July 7th weekend and is a tremendous success. Oh... wait... timeslip...)
  • January 2004
    Heinlein's last major unpublished work, For Us, The Living, is published.
  • 18 January 2003
    Virginia Heinlein dies while hospitalized.
  • 28 August 2001
    The Heinlein Chair in Aerospace Engineering, established with a $2.6 million grant, is filled by its first holder. (There does not appear to be a good summary page for this position. However, the USNA Press Release can be found here.)

Future Perfect

Comments and suggestions welcome.

  • The FAQ will continue to be extended.
  • A new short biography of Heinlein will be posted.
  • The "Panshin Papers" project will be restored with considerable new material.
  • Several major essays are in the planning, research and writing stages and will appear at intervals.