Matt wanders the world. Teaches English online. Pays student loans. Drinks craft coffee. Reads speculative fiction. Studies Italian. Exists with Crohn’s and celiac disease. And has just finished writing fifty-two stories in fifty-two weeks (alright, sixty weeks).

Matthew Simmons has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

The Science Fiction Future of the Microbiome

NON-FICTION by Matthew Simmons in Issue 117 – June 2016

You are wheeled into a hospital after a stroke. The doctors stabilize you and monitor you for a couple days. The latest treatments are at their disposal, so they use bacteria therapy to stimulate the growth of a diverse microbial ecosystem: feed you 3,3-dimethyl-1-butanol (DMB) to regulate trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) levels, nourish certain microbiota to […]