2021 Heinlein Award Winner: C. J. Cherryh

C J Cherryh

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society is pleased to announce that C. J. Cherryh is the 2021 winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Award for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space. Ms Cherryh’s body of work, particularly stories set in the Alliance–Union universe, are honored for their portrayal of the rich and complex social and economic life possible for a spacefaring culture and in particular one based on space-station life.

The award will be presented at Virtual Balticon 55 during the opening ceremonies on the evening of Friday, May 28, 2021 at 8:00 PM. Ms Cherryh will accept the award, a sterling silver medallion bearing the image of Robert A. Heinlein as depicted by artist Arlin Robbins, online from her home in Spokane, WA.

The Robert A. Heinlein Award was founded by Dr. Yoji Kondo, a long-time friend of Robert and Virginia Heinlein. A grant from the Heinlein Society funds half of the costs associated with the award with additional funding provided by the family of Dr. Kondo. Balticon and the Robert A. Heinlein Award are annual activities of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society. More information on the Robert A. Heinlein Award, including past winners, can be found at www.bsfs.org/bsfsheinlein.htm.

C. J. Cherryh’s official website is https://cherryh.com/

Balticon 55 will be held virtually from May 28-31, 2021. All events are free.