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Golgotha Falls by Frank De Felitta, the prologue

Golgotha Falls by Frank De Felitta, the prologue

Listen to the Prologue for my latest narration right now on THE SURGICAL FICTION PODCAST. Golgotha Falls, a novel by Frank De Felitta. Golgotha Falls lies in a desolate and blighted valley in Northern Massachusetts where, in 1919, Father Bernard K. Lovell, priest of the Church of the Eternal Sorrows, fell prey to isolation and despair and entered a dark night of madness, necrophilia, and suicide. Then, in 1978, a Jesuit priest was sent to reconsecrate the church but found…

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Voices of the Dead

Voices of the Dead

In Voices of the Dead, by John Babb, the story of the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878 is told in vivid detail and stunning prose. Babb is a retired Rear Admiral in the US Public Health Service, and is that rare combination of scientist writer who really knows words and how to tell a story.

August Heat

August Heat

Many believe this to be the finest short story on the subject of precognition ever written. You be the judge. At less than 15 minutes, it’s certainly worth a listen. Read by Edison McDaniels. Visit Edison McDaniels online at surgicalfiction.com, where you can join his newsletter and get additional incentives, such as extra chapters and stories not available to the general public. And remember, many of Edison’s stories, including his novels, are available on Kindle Unlimited. You can read them…

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The Least Detailed Plans of a Great & Complicated Apparatus

The Least Detailed Plans of a Great & Complicated Apparatus

An ancient skull gradually subsumes Dr. Jolly Frye’s time, talents—and mind. Is it possession, madness, or something else altogether? An all new tale of exquisite surgical fiction from the mind of Edison McDaniels. Read by the author. This story first appeared in the 2016 anthology The Night Bazaar: Eleven Haunting Tales of Forbidden Wishes and Dangerous Desires, edited by Lenore Hart. The Night Bazaar is available in print and ebook right now. The second volume of the anthology will be…

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An Endless Array of Broken Men

An Endless Array of Broken Men

An Endless Array of Broken Men, a novella by Edison McDaniels, is the impetus for my series of full length novels, THE GETTYSBURG TRILOGY. This novella received honorable mention in The Seventeenth Edition of the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror (2003). It is an intense story of the deep wounds inflicted on the surgeons at a battlefield hospital as they labor endlessly over the wounded in a time before germ theory or antisepsis. For Joshua Bay, hell is twenty-four sleepless…

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