August 7th, 2008


[IRTF] Coming Soon: How I Met My Blurbers

Yesterday, Jason Sizemore of Apex Publications posted the blurbs that we've received for my upcoming collection I Remember the Future. Over on the Apex blog, he noted that the company is Blowing the trumpet for Burstein, and on the Apex Publications LiveJournal, he noted his own amazement at the names lined up in support of the book in his post Horn, meet Toot.

I have to admit that I've been in a bit of a quandary on how to present these blurbs here myself. On the one hand, I'm obviously delighted by the abundant praise I've received. On the other hand, posting all six blurbs at once in my own blog rather than elsewhere seems a tad over the top.

So having thought about it, I've decided to make the blurb posting a little more interesting than just saying, "Look! A blurb!" Over the next few weeks, when I have a moment, I'll write up a series of posts under the overarching title of "How I Met My Blurbers." Rather than just presenting the blurb, I'll explain who the blurber is, how I got to know him (it so happens they're all men), and why this particular person means so much to me.

Of course, for those of you can't wait and want to see what they said, the link on the book title above will bring you to the order page, which is now updated with all the advance praise. And I would be remiss if I didn't at least thank them all by name. So thank you to Stanley Schmidt, editor of Analog; Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo-Award winning author of Hominids; Gary K. Wolf, creator of Roger Rabbit; Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author; Barry N. Malzberg, Locus Award-winning author of Breakfast in the Ruins; and Paul Levinson, Locus Award-winning author of The Silk Code.