In 2006, Tor Books published Variable Star, a book written by Spider Robinson from a set of notes left by science fiction great Robert A Heinlein. Now, Spider Robinson sez, "This
year's winners of the Heinlein Award are Ben Bova…..and me.
I am startled, thrilled, and deeply moved by the news. I feel like I
can finally exhale the last of a breath I've been holding for four
years, since I agreed to write Variable Star in 2004. Reader reaction
and reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, but this is my first sign
that even old pros who knew Robert feel I didn't screw it up too badly.
That means a lot to me. I really wish I could have been there to thank