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Robert A. Heinlein Award

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The Baltimore Science Fiction Society provides logistical support for this award including processing of donations, manufacture of award materials, shipping and this webpage. Selection of winners is by a committee originally selected by Virginia Heinlein and not by BSFS as a group.

Method

Selection by a committee originally selected by Virginia Heinlein.

Eligibility

The Heinlein is a career award for a writer who has created “outstanding published work in hard science fiction or technical writings inspiring the human exploration of space.”

Categories

Writer

Winner receives

A 3.5 Avoirdupois ounce sterling silver medallion bearing the image of Robert A. Heinlein as depicted by the artist Arlin Robbins. The medallion is matched with a red-white-blue lanyard. In addition, the winner receives two lapel pins for use when a large medallion is impractical, and a certificate plaque designating the award suitable for home or office wall display.

Submissions method

None. The judges have to know who you are.

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