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Announcement: "I Remember the Future" Ready for Pre-Order


I'm pleased to announce that Apex Books is now ready to take pre-orders for "I Remember the Future: The Award-Nominated Stories of Michael A. Burstein," which will be published in September. The book can be pre-ordered on the Apex Books website catalog at its own URL (http://www.apexbookcompany.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=30). You can pre-order either the hardcover or trade paperback edition, and although the paperback is slightly cheaper, I can give you two good reasons to order the hardcover.

First, all pre-ordered hardcover copies of the book will be autographed. If you want one of the original autographed copies of the book, that will be the only way to get one.

But second, we decided to sweeten the pot a little for those of you willing to step up to the plate early and order a hardcover copy of the book. And so we are announcing the "I Remember the Future" Tuckerization contest.

Everyone who pre-orders a hardcover copy of the book by June 15 will be entered into a raffle. Two lucky winners will have their names used as names of characters in the two new stories, "Empty Spaces" and "I Remember the Future."

For those of you who have never heard of Tuckerization, it means the naming of characters in stories for real people. The tradition is credited to Wilson Tucker, who named many of the characters in his books for his friends. More information on the practice can be found at the Wikipedia page on Tuckerization (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuckerization).

So...think about it. If you pre-order the hardcover book by June 15, not only are you guaranteed to receive an autographed copy of the first bound collection of my fiction, including two brand-new stories and afterwords for each story, but you'll also have a chance to have a character in a story named after you. (You can still pre-order the autographed hardcover after June 15, but the contest deadline is June 15.)

Pre-order "I Remember the Future: The Award-Nominated Stories of Michael A. Burstein


Michael, will this book only be available from Apex?
Once the book is published in September, it will be available at all the usual places. Any bookseller who wishes to carry it can do so.

However, until its release, I believe it can only be pre-ordered via the publisher website. And if it turns out that it can be pre-ordered from another seller, such as Amazon, those pre-ordered hardcovers will not be the autographed ones.

Does that answer your question sufficiently?

An irresistible force.

Oy vey....the mere opportunity to have an eponymous character has a fatal allure. Mostly because there would be only 2 other people who could claim to have won this coveted prize and themselves be the Mollena for whom the character is named. This would nicely round out the pantheon of like-names subjects, since I already have a song, an Australian mare and a British cat bearing my name. Add to that the cache of a signed first edition and I simply cannot resist!

Re: An irresistible force.

Even better, you'd get to have your full name in the book....

Re: An irresistible force.

Dammit, Burstein, you drive a hard bargain.

Hey, is there anything I ought place into the "Coupon Code" box that will assist in your tracking, receiving accolades for making a pre-sale, etc, etc?


Re: An irresistible force.

As far as I know, nothing needs to be placed in the Coupon Code box. Every name that comes in with a hardcover order is being recorded for the raffle.

Re: An irresistible force.

My order has been placed.

Now, all I need is a chicken to sacrifice in the appropriate rituals in order to insure my victory!

Congratulations on the book!

Just ordered my copy. Can't wait to read it!
Ooh...must put in order as soon as I get home :)
If one were to win the Tuckerization drawing, could one (hypothetically speaking) request Tuckerization of another person of the winner's acquaintance instead of the winner's self?

(I'm preordering anyway - just wondering. I mean, I wouldn't want to bog down one of your stories with my monstrosity of a name.)
The winner could certainly request Tuckerization of someone else's name instead of their own. However, the recipient of the Tuckerization needs to agree to it.
If the recipient does not have legal authority to engage in such an agreement, say, due to infancy, could the recipient's legal guardian agree in hir place?
I can't get the shipping bit to work on the order page. It says "please choose a shipping option," but the only option (UPS) is grey'd out. :(
Never mind, I am a dork and didn't hit "calculate shipping." :P

can a dork be that cute?

anyway, mine is ordered, too! w00t!

should the stars align and I win, I might bestow the honor on prettypammie, because I like to think of all the people reading and mis-pronouncing it.
So... if we win, do we have to pick one of our names? Splice them together? Can we use hebrew names? Or do you pick/decide?
We can work something out together.

Re: You got "Universal Hub"bed!

I was very surprised to see that, but also pleased.
Better late than never...

I've pre-ordered my hardcover copy, as well as Hebrewpunk, since it sounded so darned fascinating.

Impulse purchasing? Me? :-)
Thank you!

I've got a copy of Hebrewpunk myself...


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