• The Greater Migration

    by  • July 21, 2014 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Dr. Simon Rulik, as provided by Christopher David DiCicco Art by Shannon Legler When the shuttle blasted off, launching me outside Earth’s orbit, it wasn’t Sara I thought of or even the kids–it was the PBS animal documentary on migrating albatrosses. I’d sat the evening before in my family room with...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: June 2014

    by  • July 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: ($17.06) Stories: ($75.00) Art: ($211.60) Advertising: ($65.00) Payment Processing Fees: ($4.55) Donations: $61.00 Ad Revenue: $1.26 Book Sales: $21.26 Total: ($289.69) QTD: ($1,457.90) YTD: $568.60 All Time: ($6,943.97) As per usual, I try to list costs for art and stories under the month that the stories run on the site...

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    Data Crabs

    by  • July 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Hester Ninetrees, as provided by Deborah Walker Art by Shannon Legler I hadn’t mentioned my approaching birthday to my children. I guess I was in denial. So it must have been a shock when the police turned up at our home. They both tuned out of the data stream immediately. “Mum,...

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    Sport of Kings

    by  • July 7, 2014 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Rick King, as provided by Judith Field Art by Luke Spooner I woke up, rolled over and collided with something solid. Stretching out a shaking hand, I opened my eyes. I was facing the oak tree in the front garden. Rainwater dripped onto me from the branches. A moment of calm,...

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    Apocalypse Willowherb

    by  • June 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Letters by Jacob Monroe Grant, as provided by Alter S. Reiss Art by Dawn Vogel The HMS Courser, Latitude 13, 22″ S Longitude 157, 6″ W (approx.) January 7th, 1827 My dearest friend William, One might expect that after these long months at sea, my arrival at Toreipi would be an occasion of unmitigated joy, but...

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    Some Updates About MSJ

    by  • June 25, 2014 • 0 Comments

    First, I’d like to share that there’s another way you can support Mad Scientist Journal. I’ve created a Patreon to help support my creative endeavors, particularly  Mad Scientist Journal. Since MSJ requires the most money of the projects I have, I will primarily be using money raised to support the zine. You can check...

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    Learning to Walk

    by  • June 23, 2014 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Matthew Grant, as provided by J. J. Green Art by Shannon Legler Trace human ancestry back far enough and eventually you’ll encounter a creature that could prick its ears. Why it did this, whether it was prey or predator, we’ll never know for sure. But we know it existed because people...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: May 2014

    by  • June 18, 2014 • 0 Comments

    This has been an unusual month, so let’s see what the numbers look like. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: ($17.06) Stories: ($498.00) Art: ($313.93) Advertising: ($52.00) Paypal Fees: ($0.43) Donations: $40.00 Ad Revenue: $1.14 Book Sales: $14.19 Total: ($826.09) QTD: ($1,168.21) YTD: $858.29 All Time: ($6,654.28) As per usual, I try to list costs...

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    Mad Scientist Journal: Spring 2014 Now Available!

    by  • June 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

    We’re happy to announce that our Spring 2014 collection is now available. There were snags with the Smashwords distribution, so it hasn’t appeared at a few stores yet. But it is available on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, Versant, Inktera, Scribd! We hope you enjoy this collection. (Edited post to add a markets.)

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    The Sight

    by  • June 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Barney Whelan, as told to Maureen Bowden, for the ESP and  Clairvoyance Investigation Registry Art by Katie Nyborg It was 1957 and my thirty-sixth birthday when I met John, and saw his death in his eyes. I’d been busking outside the Liverpool Empire that morning and I’d done okay: made enough...

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    Incident at the Faerie Festival

    by  • June 9, 2014 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Mel Dickson, as provided by Pathos Art by Luke Spooner I was surprisingly calm the morning before the incident. One would assume that on the eve of assisting in such an insidious plot, one would feel butterflies, but actually I was relatively tranquil. It was almost as if my brain had shut...

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