The Surgical Fiction Network

The Surgical Fiction Podcast

Creative tales inspired by my life as a brain surgeon.

Stories so good, you’ll feel them to the very marrow of your bones—and beyond.

The Least Part of the Work

Surgery in the 1910s: rudimentary anesthesia, the same surgical tools the Romans used, primitive lighting, no antibiotics, no blood transfusions, and the most advanced test is a fuzzy & indistinct x-ray.

In this fraught world, a few men stood apart and endured unconscionable loss to usher in modern surgery. One such man was Harvey Cushing, and he was a surgeon. A brain surgeon. The world’s first.

The Words of War

This podcast reads the articles and reports of those souls honored and unfortunate enough to go in harm’s way. Soldiers, sailors, reporters, physicians, nurses, the common man or woman on the street. Both friend and enemy. From the national capitals to the battlefields. It’s all here and it’s all in their words. The voice is mine, but the words are theirs. Hear them at your own risk, for these words are THE INSTRUMENTS OF HUMANITY.

Introducing Surgical Fiction!

by Edison McDaniels | Why I write.

“Think Stephen King meets Michael Crichton…”
—Bill Glose, Book Editor of Virginia Living


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“An amazingly talented writer…”
—Taylor Polites, author of The Rebel Wife

“Heart breaking, engaging, and absolutely fantastic. I would give this book 6 stars if I could.”
—Darrin Buxman, one of Amazon’s top book reviewers

“A vivid, engrossing story of battle…a compelling read, largely because of the skill with which McDaniels unfolds his characters’ stories.”
—Brid Nowlan, reviewing Not One Among Them Whole for IndieReader

If you like stories of surgical suspense, or medical thrillers, or awesome fiction featuring medicine & surgery, you've come to the right place. Listen today!