Michael Blumlein is the author of THE MOVEMENT OF MOUNTAINS, X,Y, THE HEALER, AGELESS, and THE ROBERTS (a novella), as well as the award-winning story collection THE BRAINS OF RATS and the newly released collection WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED.He has been nominated twice for the World Fantasy Award and twice for the Bram Stoker Award, received the ReaderCon Award, and has been short-listed for the Tiptree Award.

He has written for the stage and for film. His novel X,Y was made into a feature-length movie. In 2011 he was one of a panel of experts at the “Impossible Futures” symposium sponsored by The Institute for the Future in Silicon Valley.

His stories have been widely anthologized and taught in a variety of settings, from high school through college, medical and law schools.

In addition to writing, Dr. Blumlein is a practicing M.D and a faculty member at the University of California in San Francisco.  Much of his career has been spent caring for the underserved.