• Candida auris in a petri dish

    Strange Science: Superbug Yeast

    by  • August 17, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Scientists are currently faced with a yeast that is behaving like a bacteria, making it difficult to fight with the drugs currently available. Candida auris is a yeast and a fungus, but its behavior is atypical. Normally yeasts need warm, moist spaces to thrive. This particular yeast can thrive outside of the body, on skin...

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    Battling in All Her Finery Nearing Completion

    by  • August 16, 2018 • 0 Comments

    We at Mad Scientist Journal have been working hard to put together Battling in All Her Finery, and we’re pleased to say that we’re getting very close! We’ve still got some work to do, but it’s nice to see the lion’s share of that work behind us, and look forward to having books ready to send...

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    On Kickstarter: Heartwood

    by  • August 15, 2018 • 0 Comments

    One of the current projects on Kickstarter we’re digging is Heartwood, an anthology of fantasy comics by non-binary creators. Everything about this comic anthology looks gorgeous thus far, and we’re sure it’s only going to get more amazing as it moves into the final stages of production! We’ve backed a few of these comic anthologies...

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    An Interview with Nathan Crowder

    by  • August 14, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Blue lightning in the desert

    Author Nathan Crowder is an MSJ alum, who has had stories included in previous anthologies and the magazine. Now he’s back for Battling in All Her Finery with “Swing That Axe,” which we’re talking to him about today. DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Nathan Crowder: Despite a few decades living in the Seattle area,...

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    Gray Eye Shuffle

    by  • August 13, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Art for "Gray Eye Shuffle"

    An essay by Othello Maxwell, as provided by Brandon Nolta Art by Leigh Legler She looked like the kind of woman for whom doors opened. Tall, hair so black it absorbed the light, her body a pillar of muscle, she strode with confidence through the late-afternoon commuter crowd, someone used to being unimpeded. I watched her...

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    Strange Science: Massive Black Sarcophagus Found

    by  • August 10, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Recently unearthed black granite sarcophagus

    Archaeologists in Alexandria, Egypt, recently located a massive black granite sarcophagus likely from the Ptolemaic period (roughly 2,000 years ago). The sarcophagus was uncovered while preparing a site for a new building, but now researchers are faced with several problems. The sarcophagus is massive, “at 185 cm (72.8 inches) tall, 265 cm (104.3 inches) long,...

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    An Interview with Aimee Kuzenski

    by  • August 9, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Author photo of Aimee Kuzenski

    Here’s an interview with Aimee Kuzenski, another of our Battling in All Her Finery authors! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Aimee Kuzenski: I have silver in my hair, a theater degree, and a hairless cat. I was once an engineer, and I spend a lot of time practicing eskrima, a Filipino martial art....

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    Review of Once Upon a Fact

    by  • August 8, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Once Upon a Fact

    Once Upon a Fact (Wildside Press, LLC, 2018) is a collection of 18 retellings of fairy tales and other traditional stories with a science fiction twist, edited by Katherine Tomlinson. In stories that are both familiar and unfamiliar, these authors envision what fairy tales of the future might look like. As is the case...

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    An Interview with Lin Darrow

    by  • August 7, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Pyre at the Eyreholme Trust

    Our interview for today is with author Lin Darrow, whose story “Caro Cho and the Empire of Light” will appear in Battling in All Her Finery! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Lin Darrow: My name is Lin Darrow! I teach 19th Century fiction by day and write queer noir by night. I also love...

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    Grandma Visits

    by  • August 6, 2018 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Gwendolyn Burke, as provided by Shelly Jasperson Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye She had promised me she’d visit. But I hadn’t seen her since she died, and that was weeks ago. I’d expected a rattling doorknob, a creaking rocking chair. Maybe a translucent, flowing dress with a chilly whisper. But I got...

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    Strange Science: Robots Helping Plants

    by  • August 3, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Robot towering over hedges

    It’s hard to count how many plants we at Mad Scientist Journal may have killed over the years. The most recent (and epic) was the air plant that died under our care. It’s an air plant. All it needed was water. And we failed it. Fortunately for us, there’s a chance! Chinese roboticist and entrepreneur...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: June 2018

    by  • August 2, 2018 • 0 Comments

    P-Cat, Biscuit, and our giant tabby kitten Foggy.

    There were a lot of expenses in June, as we paid a bunch of creators for their contributions to Battling in All Her Finery and have started to do some different things with marketing. Let’s look at how we measured up. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Web Resources: (-$17.06) Stories: (-$1,939.00)...

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