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    Women in Science: Merit-Ptah

    by  • September 20, 2018 • 0 Comments

    As we lead up to the release of Battling in All Her Finery, we’re featuring a handful of women in science from history. Check back in the coming weeks to learn more about early women scientific leaders, and check out Battling in All Her Finery when it releases on October 16! The first named...

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    MSJ Alumni in the Cobalt City Universe

    by  • September 19, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Ties That Bind

    When we’re not editing Mad Scientist Journal, we are often writing our own works, many of which are set in the shared Cobalt City Universe. This fall has been a busy period for Cobalt City authors, with several books seeing print for the first time through DefCon One Publishing and other venues. And their authors...

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    An Interview with Alisha A. Knaff

    by  • September 18, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Author Alisha A. Knaff

    Today, we’re chatting with author and editor Alisha A. Knaff, one of the authors with a story in Battling in All Her Finery. DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Alisha A. Knaff: Ah, self-description. The bane of every introvert. In the wilds of White Center, lives the solitary author. Flanked by her feline familiars,...

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    The Salvaged Soul

    by  • September 17, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Art for "The Salvaged Soul"

    An essay by an unnamed father, as provided by Tom Lund Art by Errow Collins The engineer never told me his name, but only that he worked at a certain lab not far from the empty little pub in which we drank. It was the anniversary of my daughter’s death that brought me to...

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    Strange Science: Kangaroos in Austria?

    by  • September 14, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Popular t-shirt in Austria explaining "No Kangaroos in Austria"

    Kangaroos live in Australia, not Austria. But since 2015, there have been four incidents of kangaroos being spotted in Austria, far from their native lands. Some of the kangaroos spotted in Austria have been pets that got loose. (Who knew that people in Austria kept kangaroos as pets?) And one of them came from...

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    An Interview with Patrick Hurley

    by  • September 13, 2018 • 0 Comments

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    Today, we’re talking with Patrick Hurley, who is one of the authors included in Battling in All Her Finery! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Patrick Hurley: I grew up in the Midwest and got my start in publishing when I interned for the Great Books Foundation in Chicago during my senior year in college....

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    On Kickstarter: Life of Melody

    by  • September 12, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Life of Melody

    If you like cute graphic novels with queer romance and constructed families, you might want to check out Life of Melody on Kickstarter! Life of Melody is written by Mari Costa, the author of the webcomic Peritale. The story is about a fairy godfather and a beast raising a human child and deals with the...

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    Pre-Orders for Battling in All Her Finery!

    by  • September 11, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Battling in All Her Finery

    Our fifth Mad Scientist Journal anthology, Battling in All Her Finery, releases on October 16, 2018! Within, you can find 21 stories of women leaders of all sorts! We’re excited to see this book coming to fruition, and we think our readers will enjoy it! If you backed our Kickstarter for this book, we’ll be sending...

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    The Bet

    by  • September 10, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Art for "The Bet"

    An essay by Raxx Wimcombe, as provided by K. Tracy-Lee Art by Leigh Legler Walking amongst the crowds of the main street that ran perpendicular to the rows of outdoor merchants and the Gardens of King Hekkon, under whom I served in one of his battalions, I felt a presence that I had felt...

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    Strange Science: Bees as Interior Designers?

    by  • September 7, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Bees on a flower

    Scientists in Turkey and Iran have identified a species of bees that creates nests for their eggs out of mud and flower petals, making beautiful small cocoons in which their young grow! The Osmia (Ozbekosima) avoseta bee constructs these delicate cocoons, fills them with nutrients for their offspring, and then seals a single egg into each...

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    An Interview with Tais Teng

    by  • September 6, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Tais Teng

    Today, we’re chatting with Tais Teng, one of our Battling in All Her Finery authors! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Tais Teng: Tais Teng (1952) is a Dutch sf writer, illustrator, poet and sculptor. Saddled with the quite unpronounceable name of Thijs van Ebbenhorst Tengbergen, he shortened that to Tais Teng to leave...

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