Michael A. Burstein
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|Michael A. Burstein|
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Michael A. Burstein is an American writer of science fiction.
He was born in New York City, and grew up in the neighborhood of Forest Hills in the borough of Queens. He attended Hunter College High School in Manhattan. In 1991 he graduated from Harvard College (where he was a member of the Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Association), with a degree in Physics, and in 1993 he earned a Master's in Physics from Boston University. In 1994 he attended the Clarion Workshop. In 1995 he studied comic book writing under Dennis O'Neil at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.
Burstein's first published story, "TeleAbsence," which appeared in the July 1995 issue of Analog, was nominated for the Hugo Award and was chosen by the readers of Analog as the best short story published by the magazine in 1995. Two years later, Burstein won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer at the 1997 World Science Fiction Convention, LoneStarCon2. Burstein subsequently received Hugo nominations for "Broken Symmetry," "Cosmic Corkscrew," "Kaddish for the Last Survivor," (also a Nebula Award nominee) "Spaceships," "Paying It Forward," "Decisions," "Time Ablaze," "Seventy-Five Years," and "TelePresence," and a Nebula and Sturgeon Award nomination for "Reality Check." His novella "Sanctuary" was chosen by the readers of Analog as the best novella published by the magazine in 2005 and was a nominee for the Nebula Award. From 1998 to 2000, Burstein served as Secretary of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He chaired the final Nebula Script jury in 2008.
Burstein's short story collection I Remember the Future: The Award-Nominated Stories of Michael A. Burstein was released by Apex Publications on November 1, 2008. On February 19, 2010, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced that the title story from the collection had been nominated for the 2009 Nebula Award for Best Short Story. Burstein currently contributes columns to the science fiction entertainment website SFScope.
On Feb 8, 2012, Burstein announced the formation of an exploratory committee for a congressional run as a Democrat in the Massachusetts 4th Congressional District, but eventually decided not to run.
Burstein has worked as a science teacher at all levels, and edits science textbooks. He has given lectures and spoken at various science fiction conferences and libraries, and to groups at MIT and Harvard; and has been an active member of science fiction fandom.
Burstein lives with his wife Nomi in Brookline. Their first children, sororal twin girls, were born on July 19, 2009. With his wife, Burstein writes the Brookline Parent column for the Brookline Patch website.
- Burstein, M. (2004). About Michael A. Burstein. Retrieved Jul 29, 2004. Permission was given to copy the information on this page into Wikipedia.
- Staff. "Michael A. Burstein running for Brookline, Massachusetts office", Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, May 11, 2004. Accessed June 18, 2009. "Burstein was born in New York City and grew up in the neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, (...)"
- "About the Awards Committee and Nebula Juries". Nebula Awards. SFWA. 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-22.
- "2009 Nebula Awards Final Ballot". SFWA. 2010. Archived from the original on August 30, 2008. Retrieved 2010-02-23.
- "About SFScope". SFScope. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
- Turner, Grahame (February 8, 2012). "Brookline Library Trustee Michael Burstein Exploring Congressional Run". Brookline Patch. Patch.com. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
- "Footprints in the Sand", Burstein, Michael A. Mimosa, No. 30, pp. 66–67.
- Strock, Ian Randal. "Michael & Nomi Burstein double their family size." SFScope. July 19, 2009.
- Minard, Anne (June 14, 2007). "Pluto Smaller Than Dwarf Planet Neighbor Eris, Study Finds". National Geographic News. p. 2. Retrieved 2007-06-23.
- Burstein's official site
- I Remember the Future site
- Burstein for Congress site
- Michael A. Burstein at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database