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 — …

Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #37 H.G. Well W/ J.E. Purrazzi

    On episode 37 of Mirage, J. E. Purrazzi is back to Speculate on the writings cultural merits of H. G. Wells. Herbert George Wells usually referred to as H. G. Wells, was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, satire, …

Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #36 Arthur C. Clarke W/ Lee Forman

  On episode 36 of Mirage, Lee Forman is back to Speculate on the writings cultural merits of Arthur C. Clarke. *** Sir Arthur Charles Clarke CBE FRAS was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. *** My guest, Lee A. Forman, is a writer and …

Best of Mirage: #3 J.R.R.Tolkien /w Jason Abbott

On this Mirage best of Jason Abbott joins me to take a look at J.R.R Tolkien's work and life. *** Jason Abbott is a fantasy author and moderator on r/fantasywriters Read Jason's work on his WordPress site: https://aetherealengineer.com/ Follow him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JasonHAbbott/ *** Tolkien reading: https://soundcloud.com/brainpicker/jrr-tolkien-read-from-the-hobbit https://soundcloud.com/brainpicker/jrr-tolkien-reads-from-the-lord-of-the-rings *** Music: That fat rat: fly away …

Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #32 Sci-fi from the 70’s and 80’s w/ Brian Converse

Sci-fi from the 70’s and 80’s is the stuff I grew up on. Ice Pirates, Flash Jordan, Highlander, Star Wars. I love this stuff. So does Brian Converse. On this episode of Mirage, we talk about two decades of movies that inspired us both to tell our own sci-fi stories. Brain is a former U.S. …

Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #31 Harry Harrison w/ Matthew Bin

Harry Max Harrison was an American science fiction author, known for his character the Stainless Steel Rat and for his novel Make Room! Make Room!. The latter was the rough basis for the motion picture Soylent Green. *** Matthew Bin is a Science Fiction author from Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Website: http://matthewbin.com/ Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/Matthew-Bin/e/... …

Mirage: Speculating on Speculative Fiction #30 Stargate w/ Alex Deva

  On episode 30 of Mirage, Alex Deva joins me to discuss Stargate’s influence on sci-fi. Stargate is a science fiction media franchise based on the film written by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich. The franchise is based on the idea of an alien Einstein–Rosen bridge device (the Stargate) that enables nearly instantaneous travel across …