What the Doctor Ordered
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“Emerging from Blumlein’s new book is like being born all over again.”


What the Doctor Ordered, by Michael Blumlein

The Brains of Rats, a Collection
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“a true original with a daringly different artistic vision”
–– San Francisco Chronicle
“a master in the making”
–– LA Weekly
“Blumlein has an exceptional vision and he conveys it with exceptional talent…a gourmet feast of conceptual originality…one of the best science fiction/horror collections to appear in years “
–– The Washington Post
“signals the appearance of a major talent on the horror scene”
–– Publishers Weekly


1997, Dell Press 1990, SCREAM/PRESS

Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Oct/Nov, 2016
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Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, Nov/Dec, 2013
Twenty-Two and You
Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, March, 2012
Written Interview with Michael Blumlein
Story reading by and talk with Michael Blumlein
Audio Interview with Michael Blumlein
California Burning
Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, August, 2009
The Roberts
Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, July, 2008
Strategy for Conflict Avoidance: Memo to the Commander-in-chief
Flurb Magazine, Fall, 2006
Greedy for Kisses
Rolling Darkness Revue, Earthling Press, 2005
Listen to the author read this story
Bird Walks in New England
Asimov’s, July 2012
The Big One
Flurb, Fall/Winter 2008
Know How, Can Do
Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, 2001
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Fidelity: A Primer
Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, September, 2000
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Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine ,1998
Keeping House
The Brains of Rats, SCREAM/PRESS, 1990; Dell Press, 1997
Paul and Me
Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, 1997
Snow in Dirt
Black Swan, White Raven, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, editors, Avon Books, 1997
The Wet Suit
The Brains of Rats, SCREAM/PRESS, 1990; Dell Press, 1997
Dark Love, Collins, Kramer and Greenberg, editors, Roc Books, 1995
Crank!, Issue 1
Interzone #94, April, 1995
The Glitter and the Glamour
The Brains of Rats, SCREAM/PRESS, 1990
Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, January, 1990
Shed His Grace
Semiotext(e) Volume V, Issue 2 (#14), Autonomedia, 1990
The Promise of Warmth
Twilight Zone, August, 1988
The Domino Master
Omni Magazine, June, 1988
Interview with C.W.
New Pathways #10, March, 1988
Drown Yourself
Mississippi Review 47/48, Vol. 16, Numbers 2 & 3, 1988
The Thing Itself
Full Spectrum, Bantum Spectra Books, 1988
Processed World, Fall, 1987
The Brains of Rats
Interzone #16, 1986
Tissue Ablation and Variant Regeneration: A Case Report
Interzone #7, 1984