A press release from the Baltimore Science Fiction Society:
The Heinlein Award is given to writers of science fiction and technical writers whose work inspires the exploration of space. The recipients are selected by a panel from the Heinlein Society and the award is presented by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society.
Steele is the author of 28 novels and short-fiction collections and has received numerous awards in the field, including three Hugos for short fiction. Kondo written many stories and non-fiction articles, and has edited Requiem, a major collection of Heinlein’s short fiction.
The award will be presented Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Balticon 47 science fiction convention in Hunt Valley, Maryland. The winners will receive a plaque, a sterling silver medallion engraved with Heinlein’s likeness, and two lapel pins.