• That Man Behind the Curtain: December 2016

    by  • January 19, 2017 • 0 Comments

    December was about publishing the Winter 2017 quarterly, the last bit of shipping for Fitting In, and receiving submissions. It’s also the end of the calendar year. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: ($17.06) Stories: ($40.00) Art: ($151.41) Advertising: ($20.00) Processing Fees: ($33.95) Printing: ($367.32) Shipping: ($817.23) Donations: $33.71 Ad Revenue:...

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    The Hall of the Fallen

    by  • January 16, 2017 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Professor Serena Hart, as provided by Maureen Bowden Art by GryphonShifter Valerie Hallaway and I were students together at River City University. “She’s a genius,” I told Martin, my best friend and occasional bedmate. “She’s more than half mad,” he said. He was right. Valerie had a theory that there must...

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    An Interview with Rivqa Rafael About Problem Daughters

    by  • January 11, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    Futurefire.net Publishing and co-editors Nicolette Barischoff, Rivqa Rafael, and Djibril al-Ayad are fundraising for a new pro-paying speculative fiction anthology. Problem Daughters will amplify the voices of women who are sometimes excluded from mainstream feminism. It will be an anthology of beautiful, thoughtful, unconventional speculative fiction and poetry around the theme of intersectional feminism,...

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    Quantum Entanglement for Better Living

    by  • January 9, 2017 • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Fremde Zwilling, CEO, Paradoxical Twins, Inc. Brought to our attention by E. B. Fischadler Art by Amanda Jones One of the most curious developments in quantum physics is quantum entanglement. This is a phenomenon that allows two particles to behave in a manner consistent with instantaneous exchange of information with no apparent...

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    Adventures of Mad Scientists!

    by  • January 4, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Cover for 2017 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide

    Several of our MSJ alums have recently produced a variety of new works. Today, we’re rounding them all up! Frequent MSJ contributor Maureen Bowden was the guest editor for the November 2016 issue of Liquid Imagination. You can read an interview with her about that role here. Readers of our quarterly classified ads may...

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    To Dr. Von Lupe, Concerning the Radium

    by  • January 2, 2017 • 1 Comment

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    A letter by Dr. Elizabeth Chu, as provided by Alanna McFall Art by Luke Spooner To Dr. Von Lupe, the Dark Star that Will Soon Eclipse the Sun, Thank you, from your loyal servants and subjects. Praises be upon you, my master and liege. A million prostrations of gratitude towards you, the center of...

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    The State of Mad Science, 2016

    by  • December 26, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    A speech by Professor T.D. McClure, MPhD, President of the Mad Scientists of America, presented by Laura Roberts Art by Amanda Jones Dr. Evil, Mr. Vice President, Members of the International Scientific Community, my enemies, my co-conspirators, my fellow Mad Scientists: The State of Mad Science in 2016 is a precarious one, despite our...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: November 2016

    by  • December 22, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Photo of Artist Shannon Legler signing copies of Fitting In.

    November was about getting books signed by authors and artists and putting together the Winter 2017 quarterly. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: ($17.06) Stories: ($60.00) Art: ($417.60) Advertising: ($30.00) Processing Fees: ($19.00) Printing: ($88.23) Donations: $44.32 Ad Revenue: $0.44 Online Book Sales: $83.67 Total: ($503.46) QTD: ($2,477.82) YTD: ($4,543.51) All...

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    Constructing the Provably Complete Library

    by  • December 19, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    An essay by V.┬áCardigan, as provided by Emma Tonkin Art by Dawn Vogel Abstract The theoretical concept of a provably complete library, generated by an infinitely parallelised random process, is well-known. In this article, I report on the results of a sample implementation of Borel’s well-known “typing monkey” thought experiment. Through analysis and evaluation...

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    It Won’t Cost You a Cent

    by  • December 5, 2016 • 0 Comments

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    A letter by J. Julian Watson, as provided by his cousin, Dana Mele Art by Errow Collins Dear Family and Friends, Happy holidays from the Watson family! As always, this December delivers swirling snow, crowded malls, and another annual update from Julian, Molly, Hunter, and Tesla. It’s been a year, and so much has...

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