Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #38 Speculating on PTSD w/ Ken Scholes

On episode 38 of Mirage, Ken Scholes, the award-winning, critically-acclaimed author of five novels and over fifty short stories joins me to discuss his very public experience with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) and his participation in Dr. Eugene Lipov’s ground-breaking work using stellate ganglion blocks to treat — and possibly eventually cure — PTSD.

***Veterans, and else, if in crisis call 1-800-273-8255***

The “Chicago Blocks” are proving to be more effective and more affordable than the other treatments currently available.” — Ken

Dr. Lipov’s work at the Global PTSI Foundation and Pete Walker’s essays on C-PTSD are great places to start any research.

You can learn more about Ken’s experiences with both PTSD and the block in “Silence of the Chattering Head Monkeys,” a short video produced by McGonagle Productions.

And his first visit on Origin 67.

Ken’s work has appeared in print for over sixteen years. His series, The Psalms of Isaak, is published by Tor Books and his short fiction has been collected in three volumes published by Fairwood Press.
He has also been awarded a Writers of the Future Award, France’s Prix Imaginales, the Endeavour Award and a scattering of others.

His work is published internationally in eight languages.


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I am an army vet, husband, and father of twins, I am currently working on my next publication, a collection of military fiction, and next year will be publishing an apocalyptic science fiction novel. My urban noir novel, "Compounded Interest," can be purchased on Amazon. I host a podcast on creativity called Origin: Stories on Creativity and co-host the soon-to-be-released show on speculative fiction called Mirage with fantasy author R. Emma Hardcastle. My youtube channel is: The Origin podcast feed is: For updates on "Mirage" and future publications follow me on twitter: @bryaiello More of my short fiction can be found at: My amazon author page is:

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