• A Steneisaurus, similar to the giant prehistoric crocodile recently renamed for Lemmy Kilmister

    Strange Science: Prehistoric Crocodile Named after Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead

    by  • August 18, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Just when you thought science couldn’t get any cooler, paleontologists recently reexamined fossil evidence of a prehistoric giant crocodile and determined that an additional species had been identified in the fossil record. They also decided to give this crocodile an awesome name: Lemmysuchus obtusidens. The Lemmysuchus portion of the name means “Lemmy’s crocodile,” and the Lemmy...

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    Gothic Literature Panel @ SpoCon 2017

    That Man Behind the Curtain: July 2017

    by  • August 17, 2017 • 0 Comments

    We are winding into the last stretch for getting Utter Fabrication out the door, which means expenses are picking back up. We’ve also been doing some different things with content on the site. How does this all break down numerically? Read on! The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: ($17.06) Stories: ($150.00)...

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    Review of Iron Edda: Sveidsdottir by Tracy Barnett

    by  • August 16, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Iron Edda: Sveidsdottir

    Iron Edda: Sveidsdottir by Tracy Barnett (2015, Exploding Rogue Studios) was a novel born out of a 2013 Kickstarter campaign. While I love both Norse mythology and steampunk fantasy, this book was not entirely what I hoped it would be. Originally described as a novel taking place over nine vignettes, the structure of the...

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    The Window Cleaner

    by  • August 14, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Art for "The Window Cleaner"

    An essay by Venijamin Trayan, as provided by Kaitlin Moore Art by Errow Collins When one wasn’t looking directly at it, the Window was completely invisible. The fine seam between worlds vanished to an edge sharp enough to draw blood. Tomas the Watchmaker had been tinkering in his workshop when he brushed his hand...

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    Review of Starfall by Jessie Kwak

    by  • August 9, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Starfall

    Starfall by Jessie Kwak (2016) is an exciting action and adventure novella set in a fascinating world of intrigue and organized crime in space. The Durga System, where the book takes place, is a system settled by refugees from Earth, and is home to all sorts of seedy underworld types as well as an...

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    5 Ways to Prevent Dimensional Pests

    by  • August 7, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Art for "5 Ways to Prevent Dimensional Pests"

    An essay by Cindy Tan Mei Quan, as provided by E. R. Zhang Art by Ariel Alian Wilson Dimensional Pests, the entities we all love to hate. Who hasn’t had an incident with these little big critters popping up through inter-dimensional portals from time to time? In fact, according to the Interplanetary Scientist Association,...

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    Strange Science: Dialects and Physics?

    by  • August 4, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Bubbles in the sunlight

    A mathematician has suggested that the distribution of dialects can be linked to the physics of bubbles. Sounds weird? There seems to be something to this idea. Just as small bubbles merge into larger ones in the tub, groups of dialect speakers tend to merge with their nearest neighbors, creating larger pockets of a common...

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    You Can Help Make the Eclipse Megamovie!

    by  • August 2, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Eclipse photograph

    Do you have plans to view the total solar eclipse that will be crossing the United States on August 21st, 2017? If so, you can participate in making an eclipse megamovie! The eclipse megamovie is looking for photographs from viewers of the eclipse in the path of totality. They plan to stitch together amateur...

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    Strange Science: Unidentified Bones

    by  • July 28, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Mammoth bones

    When pre-industrial peoples across Europe and other parts of the world saw oversized bones eroding out of landforms, they often believed that they could have been the bones of creatures from myths and legends. Elephant skulls seemed as though they could have belonged to cyclops, and a variety of large bones were believed to...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: June 2017

    by  • July 27, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Jeremy Zimmerman at PNWA Autograph Party

    Things have slowly started to settle down after the surge of activity the previous months. Slowly. Very slowly. How about those numbers? The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: ($17.06) Stories: ($70.00) Art: ($420.00) Advertising: ($55.00) Processing Fees: ($13.61) Printing: ($105.19) Donations: $102.71 Ad Revenue: $0.04 Physical Sales: $44.80 Online Book Sales:...

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