• Valor graphic novels

    On Kickstarter: Valor Volume 2

    by  • January 17, 2018 • 0 Comments

    If you’re looking for a fun comic anthology for all ages that pays homage to the strength, resourcefulness, and cunning of female heroines in fairy tales, check out Valor: Volume 2 on Kickstarter! The first volume of this series contained re-imagined, adapted, and invented fairy tales, and was funded on Kickstarter in 2014. The second volume will...

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    Art for "Space Cthulhu and the Cosmic Sneeze"

    Space Cthulhu and the Cosmic Sneeze

    by  • January 15, 2018 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Beepboop, as provided by Catherine L. Brooke Art by Luke Spooner There is a legend upon some tiny species of bipedal earth dwellers that states that every word spoken by their Creator became something new. “In the beginning was the word,” and so on, if you get my meaning. But if that...

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    Strange Science: Unusual Food Pairings

    by  • January 12, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Potato pancakes with lingonberries and bacon

    Why do food pairings like pork and vanilla or beef and chocolate work? The answer lies within flavor perception and biochemical networks. Food is made up of chemical compounds, and sometimes, two foods that you might think of as very different have similar compounds. If the two foods are cooked in a fashion that...

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    Alumni Publishing Short Stories from Delightful to Creepy

    by  • January 10, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Parent and child in silhouette

    Here are the latest batch of stories from our MSJ alum, including stories that range from delightful and light-hearted to creepy horror stories. Caroline M. Yoachim has published “A Rabbit Egg for Flora” in the latest Fireside Fiction. S. Qiouyi Li has published “Mother Tongues” in the latest Asimov’s. Joachim Heijndermans’ story, “All Through the House,” was...

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    Strange Science: Corpse Consumption

    by  • January 5, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Mummy

    Humans have long believed in all sorts of weird remedies and supplements for their continued health. But cannibalism? That might be taking it a bit too far. Nonetheless, Europeans in the 16th and 17th centuries had a wide array of curatives that were derived from human body parts, mummified or otherwise. According to author...

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    Review of Full Throttle by Jon Hartless

    by  • January 3, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Full Throttle

    Full Throttle (Accent Press, 2017) is a fascinating story of a working-class girl’s struggles in the world of competitive car racing in an alternate Edwardian steampunk/dieselpunk setting. MSJ alum Jon Hartless weaves a compelling tale of family, friendship, and burgeoning romance set in this world, while still appealing to lovers of technology and racecars....

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    A Chef’s Microbiology

    by  • January 1, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Art for "A Chef's Microbiology"

    Reviewed by Phil A. Minyawn Brought to our attention by E. B. Fischadler Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye If you’re reading this over lunch, or even a snack, put it away until you’re done eating. For that matter, don’t read A Chef’s Microbiology by Lotta Wurms unless you need to drop a few dozen pounds;...

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    Strange Science: Feathered Dinosaurs

    by  • December 29, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Artist's rendering of a velociraptor

    Paleontologists have learned a considerable amount about dinosaurs in recent years, allowing them to rename or reclassify some dinosaurs. They’ve also learned a lot about what dinosaurs really looked like, based on fossil evidence. The latest discovery is a feathered dinosaur tail trapped in amber. The dinosaur itself was only about the size of...

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    On Kickstarter: Victoria Black #1

    by  • December 27, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Comic book art from Victoria Black #1

    If you like your comic books gory, gritty, and violent, you owe it to yourself to check out the Kickstarter for Victoria Black #1. The sample images shown in the Kickstarter appear to cover all of those angles, and then some! It’s also created by a team primarily comprising people of color, and the...

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    Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2018 now available

    by  • December 26, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2018

    Cooking advice, previously undiscovered species, and tortured artists. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2017 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there are also pieces of fiction from Laura Arciniega, Judith Field,...

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    Don’t Miss Today’s Webinar on ExitZ, the World’s Only Zombie Employee Offboarding Software Solution

    by  • December 25, 2017 • 1 Comment

    A webinar by Margot Sanchez, as provided by Jessie Kwak Art by Luke Spooner Good morning, everybody, and welcome to the webinar. My name is Margot, and I’m the chief training officer for GreenLeaf HR Solutions. Today I’m just going to be going over some of the features of ExitZ, the world’s only HR platform...

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