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 WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED. He recently released LONGER, a novel. 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.

After a long battle with lung cancer, Michael passed away on October 24, 2019.