• Art for "The Parts of Him That I Can Help With"

    The Parts of Him That I Can Help With

    by  • February 18, 2019 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Stephen L. Thayer, as provided by Gordon B. White Art by Errow Collins My younger brother Cameron never understood what working from home meant, so when he called me at 2:30 pm, I was wrist-deep in a twitching half-cadaver. Normally I wouldn’t have answered, since I was practicing stitching a double...

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    Strange Science: Coral Regrowth

    by  • February 15, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Sometimes, accidents make for great science! In this case, a scientist cleaning coral out of a tank accidentally broke the coral. However, in three weeks, each of the dozen pieces of broken coral had grown to the size of the original coral. The broken coral had originally taken three years to grow to its size,...

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    Valentine’s Day Reads

    by  • February 14, 2019 • 0 Comments

    It’s Valentine’s Day, so we’ve collected some of our favorite stories about mad scientists and love! “Lonely Heart” by Kathryn Yelinek (love that blooms after a human heart is found) “Love in the Time of Electronics” by Charlie Neuner (available in the Autumn 2017 quarterly) (the love a toaster feels for its human) “X...

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    Alum On Kickstarter: Gunsmoke & Dragonfire

    by  • February 13, 2019 • 1 Comment

    Cover art for Gunsmoke and Dragonfire

    Several of our MSJ alumni have stories in an upcoming anthology, currently funding on Kickstarter. It’s called Gunsmoke & Dragonfire: A Fantasy Western Anthology, and it features Eric S. Fomley, Paul Alex Gray, Joachim Heijndermans, Liam Hogan, and G. Scott Huggins, all of whom have been published in MSJ or our anthologies! They’re joined by 20...

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    Old Mother Shudders

    by  • February 11, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Art for "Old Mother Shudders"

    An essay by Old Mother Shudders, as provided by Tom McGee Art by Leigh Legler There was a time when everyone knew to come to me for advice … but then my hair began to grey, my back began to stoop, my hands, once so strong, so capable, became frail and wrinkled. I began...

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    Strange Science: Theoretical Physics Proven

    by  • February 8, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Much of science is coming up with theories and then setting out to prove them. Sometimes, the proof takes a while to collect, like in the case of Walter Henneberger. In 1968, he theorized that “an electron could be freed from an atom and bound to it at the same time, with the help...

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    I Didn’t Break the Lamp Cover Artist: Luke Spooner

    by  • February 7, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Pursuing a Doctorate at Miskatonic U

    Our cover artist for I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances is Luke Spooner, aka ‘Carrion House’, who has been working with us from early in the history of Mad Scientist Journal. This will actually be his second anthology cover for us, as he did the memorable and popular cover for Selfies from the...

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    Awesome Finds: Indigenous Futurisms in Moonshot Series

    by  • February 6, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Moonshot volume 1

    We recently learned about the Moonshot indigenous comics collection, which already has two volumes, with a third one coming this summer! Focused on indigenous futurisms, the third volume will feature 15 stories by indigenous North American artists and authors. The article about the third volume explains that “Indigenous Futurisms is a method of storytelling...

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    The Kickstarter for I Didn’t Break the Lamp!

    by  • February 5, 2019 • 0 Comments

    I Didn't Break the Lamp artwork

    Our Kickstarter for I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances  has launched and is off to a phenomenal start! We’re super happy to see so much enthusiasm for this anthology, and we very much look forward to seeing it fund, opening for submissions, and reading all of the great stories it’s likely...

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    Forty-Flesh Barrier

    by  • February 4, 2019 • 1 Comment

    Art accompanying "Forty Flesh Barrier"

    An essay by Tethys, as provided by Raluca Balasa Art by Luke Spooner Across the bar hangs a sign reading Humans Only. A man with a seeing eye dog sits exactly twenty-three meters from me, hazy in the smoke under the fire basins. As my colonel banters with the bartender, I study that dog....

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    Strange Science: Plants Listen to Animals

    by  • February 1, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Bee on a flower

    It’s long been believed that plants don’t hear and are also silent. But scientists at Tel Aviv University believe they’ve found evidence that plants can hear and create sound. In the first case, plants listen for the sounds of pollinators and respond by making their nectar sweeter (using flowers as “ears”). In the later...

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