MABFAN NEWSLETTER # 29 (June 2001)

Michael A. Burstein's "Friends Across the Net" Newsletter

Only a few things to report in this issue.


The July/August 2001 double issue of Analog leads off with "Bug Out!," my collaboration with fellow Campbell nominee Shane Tourtellotte. The cover is a Bob Eggleton painting commissioned to illustrate our story, and it looks really nice. The issue is out now, at newsstands and bookstores, and I received my subscription copy just last week.


I am pleased to note that "Kaddish for the Last Survivor" placed second in the Analytical Laboratory Award for Best Short Story to appear in Analog in the year 2000, voted upon by the readers of the magazine. Also, in the Novelette category, "The Quantum Teleporter" placed third and "Debunking the Faith Healer," written with Lawrence D. Weinberg, tied for fourth. Finally, the cover Bob Eggleton painted for "Escape Horizon" placed fourth in the Best Cover category.

So although I haven't won an AnLab since "TeleAbsence," I still seem to be fairly popular with the readers of Analog.

Don't forget that while "Kaddish for the Last Survivor" is still up for the Hugo Award, you can read it for free at the Analog webpage ( or download it for free from the Fictionwise webpage ( And if you have any interest in joining this year's World Science Fiction Convention and voting in the Hugos, the Millennium Philcon has a webpage with more information at


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-- Michael A. Burstein