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[IRTF] Earning Its Subtitle

The 2008 Roundtable Awards have been announced, and I am very pleased to note that the nominees in the Best Short Story category include both "Empty Spaces" and "I Remember the Future."

What this means is that I Remember the Future has now truly earned its subtitle, "The Award-Nominated Stories of Michael A. Burstein." Because the two new stories have now been nominated for an award, every story in the book is now an award nominee, with the exception of "Absent Friends." ("Absent Friends" is included because it bridges the other three stories in the "Broken Symmetry" series.)

I'm also amused to note that "The release of I Remember the Future" was nominated in their Best Thing of 2008 category. Certainly, it was probably the best thing of 2008 for me personally....

I would like to thank the voters in the Roundtable Awards, which is sponsored by the podcast The Chronic Rift, for their nominations. I'm honored to be up against stories by my friends Terri Osborne and Ian Randal Strock.

To see a list of all nominees in all categories, check out The 2008 Roundtable Award Nominees and listen to the podcast.

(ETA: I forgot to note that the book also got nominated in their "Best Anthology of Short Stories" category. So that's a total of four nominations for the book.)


Congrats! BTW, what are the Roundtable Awards? I can't find a description of them at the link, and when I Google it, it looks like an award name that everyone uses.
They're the awards that the Chronic Rift viewers (well, now listeners) nominate and vote on every year.
Okay, that clarifies it somewhat. Of course, I can't figure out what the Chronic Rift actually is. A podcast, yes, but of what? There's no helpful "about us" link anywhere on their page.
It's a podcast devoted to the genre, based on the NYC public access television show of the 1990s. Although if there's not enough of an explanation easily findable on their site, maybe I should tell them...
Woot! Congratulations!
Way cool. Congrats.
Mazal tov!
Go, you! I'm really hoping this is your year. And way to make a clean sweep of it!

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