The Surgical Fiction Podcast

Narrated Historical Fiction Anthology

THE SURGICAL FICTION PODCAST is inspired by my life as a brain surgeon. All the stories are read by me. Some I have written, others I have selected from the public domain as outstanding fiction. Much, but by no means all, of what is showcased on the podcast falls within the realm of speculative fiction. However, there is also nonfiction here, and military history, as well as the occasional classic or work of literary fiction.

The surgical task and the writing craft are both goal directed, cerebral undertakings. But surgery is a concrete, “right now” kind of thing, and writing is a creative, “take your time” thing. Surgery requires a rote knowledge of anatomy; writing calls up an esoteric awareness of words and grammar. Surgery is relatively quick and mentally exhausting; writing is time consuming and brain building. Surgery is a team sport (no surgeon operates alone); writing may be one of the most solitary things we humans do. And, for me at least, it is also one of the most rewarding. For many years, I have spent my spare time writing fiction.



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