First Editor: William H. Patterson, Jr.
The author of the two volume Heinlein biography, and first official Heinlein Scholar, Bill Patterson was a personal friend to many in the Heinlein literary and science fiction world. Bill passed away on April 21st, 2014, only a month away from seeing the completed publication of the final volume of his master-work, the comprehensive biography of Robert A. Heinlein, In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 2, 1948-1988: The Man Who Learned Better, released in June 2014 from Tor.
With Virginia Heinlein, Bill Patterson was one of the founders of the Heinlein Society, and served as first president. He also published the outstanding magazine of Heinlein scholarship, the Heinlein Journal.
Second Editor: Dr. Marie Guthrie
Marie Guthrie was awarded her doctorate in English from the University of KY, where she wrote the first dissertation on science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein (with Virginia Heinlein’s gracious assistance and blessings). Dr. Guthrie is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Moldova, 2003-2005) whose travels have taken her to 24 countries, 45 US states, and 2 US territories (so far). She was active in Bowling Green, Kentucky’s local theatre scene as an actor and stage manager until she moved to the USVI last August. An avid SCUBA diver, she regularly dives The Wall at Cane Bay in St. Croix.