What the Doctor Ordered

What the Doctor Ordered

Centipede Press:
lakewood: 2013
First edition, Hardcover, SIGNED limited, Fine in Fine dust jacket,
403 pp.
Cover artwork by: Brian McCarthy

Blumlein is superb. We love him. This edition limited to 220 numbered copies signed by the author and cover artist Brian McCarthy. “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 science, of love, of partnership, of difference. They are odes to the joy of discovery, inside and out. They are populated by heroes Ñ fallen heroes, everyday heroes, heroes as tall as a redwood or as tiny as a blade of grass. They are powered by sex, romance, pleasure in all its forms, anguish in some of its forms, ambition and music.These are political stories. Blumlein is nothing if not humane and just. And funny. His signature wit is on full display. The man is a born barker, a pitchman for the weird, the provocative and the ridiculous. He’s a nature boy. He’s sentimental. He’s a student and a biology geek.These stories are personal and historical. They track the arc of a man’s life and the lives he carries with him. They swim in the shifting current of American culture and society, from late last century to today. If Blumlein has something to say to us, it might be this: tell the truth, do a good deed, lighten up and stay curious.” #51185

Price: $80.00

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