Michael Blumlein is the author of four novels (The Movement of Mountains, The Healer, The Roberts, and X, Y), and two story collections, the award-winning The Brains of Rats, and more recently, What the Doctor Ordered. A third collection, All I Ever Dreamed (to include all his published work of the past two-plus decades) is forthcoming from Valancourt Press. Also forthcoming (2018) from PM Press is Thoreau’s Microscope, a collection of stories, essays, and interviews, as part of their acclaimed Outspoken Authors series.

He has twice been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and twice for the Bram Stoker. His story "Fidelity: A Primer" was short-listed for the Tiptree. His first story collection, The Brains of Rats, was awarded Best Collection by ReaderCon. He has written for both stage and film, including the award-winning independent film Decodings (included in the Biennial Exhibition of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and winner of the Special Jury Award of the SF International Film Festival). In addition to writing, he practices and teaches medicine. You can find out more about him at www.michaelblumlein.com.