Tachyon Publications

The incredible Michael Blumlein was born 72 years ago
June 28, 2020

Formerly a practicing M.D and faculty member at the University of California in San Francisco, Michael Blumlein’s modest, yet impactful output included The Movement Of Mountains (1987), The Healer (2005), THE ROBERTS (2011), and Longer (2019). His novel X,Y (1993) was the basis for the 2004 movie of the same name.

Many of his short stories and essays have been collected in the Readercon Award winner and World Fantasy Award nominated The Brains of Rats (1990), What the Doctor Ordered (2013), All I Ever Dreamed (2018), and Thoreau’s Microscope (2018). Blumlein also wrote the screenplay for the acclaimed short film Decodings (1988).

The insightful, witty, and talent Micheal is missed by all who knew him.