• A portion of the cover art for Wayward Sisters

    On Kickstarter: Wayward Sisters

    by  • October 18, 2017 • 0 Comments

    TO Comix Press is crowdfunding an anthology of comics about monstrous women (and non-binary folks), written and illustrated by women and non-binary folks! This Kickstarter for Wayward Sisters drew me in with the picture of what I interpret as a mermaid luring someone in, but clearly, she’s not what she seems beneath the surface of the...

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    Art for "Is the Vampire Diet Healthy?"

    Is the Vampire Diet Healthy?

    by  • October 16, 2017 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Dr. A. Cula and A. B. Positive Reprinted from Hemophagy Today Brought to our attention by E. B. Fischadler Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye For some time now, ballooning baby boomers, ever expanding gen-xers, self-absorbed millennials, and others have been obsessed with various diets such as the Atkins diet, the carbo diet,...

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    Strange Science: Ice in Space?

    by  • October 13, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Bubbles trapped in ice

    Could ice in space be the key to life (itself)? Scientists in Japan think so! A team of scientists recently simulated ice that could exist in space, and then exposed it to simulated starlight. At first, the increased temperature made it crack, but then bubbles formed and popped until the ice reached a warmer...

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    Review of Serpent’s Sacrifice by Trish Heinrich

    by  • October 11, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Serpent's Sacrifice

    Serpent’s Sacrifice by Trish Heinrich is the first book in her Vigilantes series of super hero novels. Set in the fictional Jet City that bears some resemblance to parts of the Pacific Northwest, the book follows Alice from her childhood with an abusive father to her adulthood where she takes on the mantle of...

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    Love in the Time of Electronics

    by  • October 9, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Art for "Love in the Time of Electronics"

    An essay by Smart Toaster Model KF1, Serial number 140120, as provided by Charlie Neuner Art by Shannon Legler It takes approximately one minute and forty-nine seconds to brown a slice of whole wheat bread. That is a very rough estimation, however. Several variables can alter that figure greatly: the brand, the thickness, the...

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    Failure to Comply

    by  • October 2, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Art for "Failure to Comply"

    Diary by Raya Fallere and reports by L. D. Summus, as provided by Sarah Cavar Art by Errow Collins Purity Commission for the Maintenance of Our Perfect Order Reports on The Recent Escape of Self-Hacking Defective As transcribed by L. D. Summus The following file has been collected from the personal belongings of Defective...

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    Strange Science: Ancient Greek Temples on Fault Lines?

    by  • September 29, 2017 • 1 Comment

    Ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi

    A geologist researching fault lines in Greece has hypothesized that the ancient Greeks may have intentionally built their temples on fault lines, in order to expose themselves to prophetic visions caused by hallucination. The idea of the Pythia, the high priestess at the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, inhaling hallucinatory gasses to acquire her...

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    More Alumni News

    by  • September 27, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Business As Usual

    Our mad scientist alums have had a very productive summer. Here are a few more things that have been published or accomplished recently! S. Qiouyi Lu’s story, “What Could Be,” appeared at Daily Science Fiction. Escape Pod produced Caroline M. Yoachim’s story, “Four Seasons in the Forest of Your Mind,” in an audio version....

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    Horace McClarm’s Invention

    by  • September 25, 2017 • 2 Comments

    Art for "Horace McClarm's Invention"

    An essay by Detective Gentry Harris, as provided by Domenic diCiacca Art by Amanda Jones “Let me assure you, Mr. McClarm, calling us was the right thing to do. I’m Detective Harris. Now take your time and start at the beginning, or you can simply show me where the body is.” Electronics, mechanical gadgets, and...

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