MABFAN NEWSLETTER # 34 (August 2002)

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

Hello everyone. August is here, and with it, of course, is the October issue of Analog, which you might want to track down, because...


The October 2002 Analog contains my novelette "In Her Image." This is a story riffing on the concept of synthespians, computer-generated actors and actresses. Of course, some of these synthespians may actually end up being the avatars of real actors, scanned into a computer to be used however a studio sees fit...with some interesting consequences.


Just a reminder: Cumberland House, a small press in Tennessee, has published the anthology IN THE SHADOW OF THE WALL: VIETNAM STORIES THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN edited by Byron R. Tetrick. This book contains my collaboration with Mike Resnick, "Reflections in Black Granite." Mike and I are both really proud of this story. If your local bookstore isn't stocking the book, you can always ask them to special order it; or, of course, you can always find the book on line at places like Amazon.


Another reminder: I'll be doing a "Meet Our Hugo Nominees" on-line chat sponsored by ANALOG and ASIMOV'S on August 13 at 9 PM Eastern Time. Other guests will be Mike Resnick, Allen M. Steele, Charles Stross, and Shane Tourtellotte. For more information, go to


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-- Michael A. Burstein