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  • "This is why I read science fiction."―Daryl GregoryIn Longer, Michael Blumlein explores dauntingly epic topics―love, the expanse of the human lifespan, mortality―with a beautifully sharp story that glows with grace and good humor even as it for...


  • The politics and terrors of biotech, human engineering, and brain science are highlighted in this selection of short stories with Michael Blumlein’s signature mix of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and wicked humor. The title piece, “Thoreau’...


  • In the opening story of this extraordinary collection, “California Burning,” a man must come to terms with a strange truth about his dead father, whose corpse refuses to be cremated. In “Snow in Dirt,” a man finds the woman of his dreams buri...


  • Written over the course of three decades, these remarkable stories showcase the breadth and power of Michael Blumlein's vision. By turns prescient, poignant, haunting, and humorous, they consistently amaze and delight. They are celebrations: of scien...


  • Robert Fairchild is a genius.He is also lonely.Dubbed “the one-eyed architect,” Robert and his innovative buildings are praised to the skies. Suddenly his masterpiece, a dome made from a living membrane, collapses in on its inhabitants. Meanwhile ...


  • Payne is a member of a minority offshoot of humanity called Grotesques, or Tesques, who are distinguished by a cranial deformity and an extra orifice in their chest. A small percentage of Tesques have the ability to effect phenomenal healings, which ...


  • The world of Frankie, a stripper, is turned upside down when a mysterious fat man walks into her club and a siren goes off, and Frankie wakes up the next morning as a man. Original....


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    In these twelve stories we enter the darkest corridors of America        s hospitals. Meet a scientist who discovers how to predetermine and alter the sex of a pregnant woman        s fetus, and proceeds to contemplate his own gender....


  • When a virus attacks a race of genetically engineered slaves, Dr. Jules Ebert must decide whether to cure the disease or allow its dissemination on the chance that it will liberate the slaves and the rest of humankind...