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What the Doctor Ordered

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

What the Doctor Ordered, by Michael Blumlein

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The Brains of Rats, a Collection

“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

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Choose Poison, Choose Life

Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Oct/Nov, 2016
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Success

Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, Nov/Dec, 2013
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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
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California Burning

Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, August, 2009
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The Roberts

Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, July, 2008
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Strategy for Conflict Avoidance: Memo to the Commander-in-chief

Flurb Magazine, Fall, 2006

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Greedy for Kisses

Rolling Darkness Revue, Earthling Press, 2005
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Bird Walks in New England

Asimov’s, July 2012
2005
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The Big One

Flurb, Fall/Winter 2008
2004
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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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Isostasy

1999
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Revenge

Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine ,1998
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Keeping House

The Brains of Rats, SCREAM/PRESS, 1990; Dell Press, 1997
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Paul and Me

Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, 1997
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Snow in Dirt

Black Swan, White Raven, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, editors, Avon Books, 1997
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The Wet Suit

The Brains of Rats, SCREAM/PRESS, 1990; Dell Press, 1997
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Hymenoptra

Dark Love, Collins, Kramer and Greenberg, editors, Roc Books, 1995
Crank!, Issue 1
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Bloom

Interzone #94, April, 1995
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The Glitter and the Glamour

The Brains of Rats, SCREAM/PRESS, 1990

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Bestseller

Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, January, 1990

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Shed His Grace
Semiotext(e) Volume V, Issue 2 (#14), Autonomedia, 1990
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The Promise of Warmth
Twilight Zone, August, 1988
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The Domino Master
Omni Magazine, June, 1988
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Interview with C.W.
New Pathways #10, March, 1988
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Drown Yourself
Mississippi Review 47/48, Vol. 16, Numbers 2 & 3, 1988
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The Thing Itself
Full Spectrum, Bantum Spectra Books, 1988
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Softcore

Processed World, Fall, 1987

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The Brains of Rats
Interzone #16, 1986
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Tissue Ablation and Variant Regeneration: A Case Report

Interzone #7, 1984