• Final Thoughts

    Final Thoughts

    by  • September 26, 2016 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Joshua Harken, as provided by Aaron Moskalik Art by Shannon Legler “I love you, man.” Jericho Bailey plants his face in my chest and puts me in a bear hug. I hold my drink out to the side, careful not to spill it. It’s all too much. Jericho Freaking Bailey. And...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: August 2016

    by  • September 20, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Pumpkin Spice Editors

    Leaves are falling, we’re drinking pumpkin spice everything, and looking at our numbers! The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: ($17.06) Stories: ($100.00) Art: ($248.63) Advertising: ($40.00) Processing Fees: ($17.83) Donations: $37.71 Ad Revenue: $0.26 Online Book Sales: $23.71 Total: ($361.95) QTD: ($969.73) YTD: ($1,052.93) All Time: ($15,196.96) As usual, I try...

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    The Giftie

    by  • September 19, 2016 • 0 Comments

    The Giftie

    An essay by Sadie Loveday, as provided by Judith Field Art by Errow Collins O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! (Robert Burns, “To a Louse”) On my 40th birthday, I said to myself, “Sadie, it’s time for life to begin.” Sadie Loveday, spinster of this...

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    Reflections on a Void

    by  • September 12, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Reflections on a Void

    An essay by an anonymous visionary, as provided by Braddock Gaskill Art by Dawn Vogel The good days wash over you like an ocean wave. The solid days of sixteen hours of pure productivity. They leave you cleansed in a baptism of human endeavor. You don’t remember how the code looked yesterday; you are reborn...

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    The Werner and Chalsky Event

    by  • September 5, 2016 • 0 Comments

    The Werner and Chalsky Incident

    An essay by Dr. Samantha Blunt, as provided by Franko Stephens Art by Luke Spooner Excerpts from the journal of Doctor Samantha Blunt, concerning the incidents leading up to and involving the Werner and Chalsky Event of 2023, released by court order to the Smithfield County Special Investigations Unit. Compiled and abbreviated by Franko...

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    Mad Scientists in SFWA Promoted Kickstarter!

    by  • August 31, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Cover Art for "2017 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide"

    MSJ alumni Deborah Walker and Jeannie Warner, as well as editor Dawn Vogel, are all authors in the anthology 2017 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide. It is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter, and has been chosen as a SFWA Star Project by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America! There are three weeks left in their campaign, so...

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    Observations of Life Contraction

    by  • August 29, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Observations of Life Contraction

    An essay by Dr Valentina Von Bezzhalostny, as provided by Luke McKinney Art by Amanda Jones I didn’t mean to decimate the human race. The Nobel Committee doesn’t know that. They don’t know I did it at all. I’m fairly sure they rescind Peace Prizes if they find out you started all the wars...

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    Anax Britannica

    by  • August 22, 2016 • 1 Comment

    Anax Britannica

    An essay by Dr. Gertrude Nehmeyer, as provided by Simon Kewin Art by Shannon Legler In the summer of 2013, I was researching the history of Britain’s secret services in the Second World War for a magazine article. In particular, as a biologist, I was interested in the deployment of animals in the war...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: July 2016

    by  • August 16, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Butterfly at Woodland Park Zoo

    Once again, we’re looking at numbers. This time for July! The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: ($17.06) Stories: ($210.00) Art: ($250.00) Advertising: ($20.00) Processing Fees: ($22.86) Printing: ($272.97) Conventions: ($5.20) Donations: $37.71 Ad Revenue: $0.26 Physical Sales: $52.00 Online Book Sales: $100.34 Total: ($607.78) QTD: ($607.78) YTD: ($690.98) All Time: ($14,835.01)...

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    Love Bites

    by  • August 15, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Love Bites

    From the Correspondence of M. A. Johnson, as provided by James A. Conan Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye To: Teresa Khellerman Editor-in-Chief Frontiers Journal of Xenobiology Lincoln City New Plymouth Teresa, I’m writing in regards to your issue of last month, which contained my colleague’s article concerning his recent expedition to the marsh planet, Xanthus....

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    New Short Story Collection by Zach Bartlett

    by  • August 11, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Northern Dandy Cover

    Mad Scientist Journal contributor Zach Bartlett has put out a collection of his short humor titled Northern Dandy. If you’re in New Orleans, you can buy a copy from Maple Street Book Shop or anywhere Zach happens to be performing. Everyone else can pick up a copy through IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon. Is it good? Here’s what others have said: “Wit,...

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