• Please Wait

    by  • November 24, 2014 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Clifford Hahn, as provided by Robert Dawson Art by Katie Nyborg I could tell the dame was trouble as soon as she slithered into my office. A real Sherlock Holmes type might have deduced this by scientific observation of her blood-red stiletto-heeled shoes, in the context of the matching miniskirt, spaghetti-strap...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: October 2014

    by  • November 19, 2014 • 0 Comments

    It’s been a little quiet lately with submissions closed. Here are the numbers! The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: ($17.06) Stories: ($105) Art: ($232.73) Advertising: ($109.73) Payment Processing Fees: ($10.90) Printing: ($16.28) Donations: $51.00 Ad Revenue: $0.94 Book Sales: $61.73 Total: ($378.03) QTD: ($378.03) YTD: ($2,643.49) All Time: ($10,156.06) As per usual, I try to...

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    Weather is a Zero-sum Game

    by  • November 10, 2014 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Sam Keegan, as provided by Judith Field Art by Shannon Legler I wheeled my new invention up the garden. It was a metal box about the size of a pillow, with an array of switches, instrument panels, and levers down one side. At the top was an axle attached to a...

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    The Long Toss

    by  • November 3, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A diary entry by George Schier, as provided by Gary Cuba Art by Luke Spooner Hell of a way to lose, I thought, as I plowed my way through the detritus covering the parking lot. I headed toward my office in Newton Hall, the center for Physics and Mathematics studies at Manley University. The trash was the...

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    Triumphs of Mad Scientists

    by  • October 29, 2014 • 0 Comments

    As Halloween approaches, we have news to share of our alumni! Darin M. Bush will be at CONjuration in Atlanta, GA, speaking on panels about a wide variety of SF/F topics. You can track him down on the convention’s schedule. David D. Levine has signed a three-book deal with Tor! The first novel in...

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    Science for Crackpots

    by  • October 27, 2014 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Waldo Krankenstein, as provided by Andrew May Art by Katie Nyborg I know what you’re thinking: “Crackpots don’t need to read textbooks because they already know everything.” You’re right, of course. But this isn’t a textbook, just a collection of useful tips based on my own thirty years of experience as...

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    Accelerating Universe

    by  • October 20, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A log by cryotechnician Coadyl Rassin. Here, transcribed by Dennis Staples Art by Justine McGreevy My shift begins an hour after I wake up, whatever time that is. I don’t really know. I haven’t gotten used to reading the ship’s clocks. The alarms are set up by the computer techs though, so I never...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: September 2014

    by  • October 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

    In September, we had the last of our Kickstarter costs, so we dumped out a whole lot of money. Plus we spent money on classified ads for the next couple quarterlies, which was another chunk of costs. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: ($17.06) Domain Name Renewal: ($60.72) Stories: ($130) Art:...

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    New Work from Dusty Wallace

    by  • October 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Mad Scientist Journal alumnus Dusty Wallace has some exciting news in the hopper! First, his story “Shaundra the Watcher” will be in ARES Magazine Issue #2.  The magazine will be available in print or ebook at the end of this month. You can check out a sample of the story at http://www.aresmagazine.com/?page_id=440. Second, he edited an anthology titled People...

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    New Books by Mad Scientists

    by  • October 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Two of the Mad Scientist family have new books available for your reading enjoyment. First, Nathan Crowder returns to his Cobalt City setting with his new book, Cobalt City: Los Muertos. Then co-editor Dawn Vogel shares a tale of Greek gods in the wild west in The Big Adios Western Digest (Fall 2014).

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    Harnessing Hotters

    by  • October 13, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A speech by Professor Wilbur Wilkinson-Grauss, as provided by George Nikolopoulos Art by Shannon Legler Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, I sincerely wish to thank you for inviting me to speak here at the Royal Geographical Society. I am going to speak to you about Hotters, the astounding minuscule creatures that provide us with...

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