Michael A. Burstein,
I Remember the Future
Michael A. Burstein 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 with a degree in Physics, and in 1993 he earned a Master’s in Physics from Boston University. In 1994 he attended the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Workshop.
Burstein’s first published story, “TeleAbsence” (Analog, July 1995) was nominated for the Hugo Award and won the Analytical Laboratory Award, or AnLab, for best short story published by Analog that year as chosen by the readers. Two years later, Burstein won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer at the 1997 World Science Fiction Convention, LoneStarCon2. Ten years after winning his first AnLab, he won his second for his novella “Sanctuary” (Analog, September 2005).
Burstein has received a total of ten Hugo nominations, three Nebula nominations, and a Sturgeon nomination for his short fiction.
From 1998 to 2000, Burstein served as Secretary of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Burstein lives with his wife Nomi in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he is an elected Town Meeting Member and Library Trustee. He has worked as a science teacher at all levels and currently edits science textbooks for middle school and high school. He has given lectures and spoken at various science fiction conferences and libraries and to groups at MIT and Harvard.
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