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Valancourt Books (valancourt_books) | 900 comments Mod
Now available: Michael Blumlein's ALL I EVER DREAMED, containing all the author's stories from the past three decades since his award-winning THE BRAINS OF RATS first appeared, including two that are collected in book form for the first time here. This 506-page volume reflects Blumlein at his best as he blurs the boundaries of science fiction, horror and fantasy into something new and uniquely his own.

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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 buried in a state of suspended animation in his garden. The burned-out fashion designer in “Hymenoptera” receives new inspiration when a chest-high, eight-foot-long wasp shows up in his studio. And in stories like “Twenty-two and You,” “The Roberts,” and “Know How Can Do,” Blumlein explores the consequences—sometimes humorous, sometimes horrific—of scientific technologies such as genetic manipulation and the creation of artificial life.

Varying widely in theme and subject matter, these stories showcase the breadth and power of Michael Blumlein’s vision and once again reveal him to be one of the most original and fascinating of contemporary writers. They are stories that skirt the boundaries of fantasy, science fiction and horror, existing in a genre uniquely the author’s own.

This volume brings together all the short fiction published by Blumlein in the three decades since the original appearance of his award-winning collection The Brains of Rats (1989), including two stories published here in book form for the first time.

Contains:

"Twenty-Two and You" • "California Burning" • "Paul and Me" • "Revenge" • "Snow in Dirt" • "The Big One" • "Hymenoptera" • "Greedy for Kisses" • "Fidelity: A Primer" • "Isostasy" • "Strategy for Conflict Avoidance: Memo to George W, Our Commander-in-Chief" • "Bird Walks in New England" • "The Roberts" • "Know How, Can Do" • "Bloom" • "Success" • ​"Choose Poison, Choose Life"

Now available:

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message 2: by Marie-Therese (new)

Marie-Therese (mariethrse) | 4 comments Thank you for this! So excited to read a comprehensive collection of stories by Blumlein. I've downloaded the Kindle edition and hope to dig into it later this month.


Valancourt Books (valancourt_books) | 900 comments Mod
Marie-Therese wrote: "Thank you for this! So excited to read a comprehensive collection of stories by Blumlein. I've downloaded the Kindle edition and hope to dig into it later this month."

Let us know what you think!! :)


message 4: by Bill (new)

Bill Reynolds | 1 comments Very exciting. I'm getting the paperback since I'm not a fan of ereading. I loved The Brains of Rats, where I have the Scream Press edition.


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