Author Archives: Mad Scientist Journal

That Man Behind the Curtain – December 2019

December involved the publishing of our final quarterly and shipping it out to relevant parties. Here’s a look at the numbers.

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Fiction: Canis ignis

An essay by Derek Bradley, as provided by Cory Swanson Art by Leigh Legler At first, the wolves were shot. People didn’t want to come into the park and see the majestic herbivores chased to their demise by hungry predators. … Continue reading

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Fiction: Do Not Touch

An essay by Professor Caldwell Mook, as provided by Nick Morrish Art by Luke Spooner I was recently the recipient of a sizeable bequest from Sir Blumquist Plimpington, a speculative microbiologist with whom I worked during the Manhattan Frog Pox … Continue reading

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Fiction: Stars Swimming in the Ether

An essay by Priscilla von Muller, as provided by Genevieve McCluer Art by Luke Spooner “Ms. von Muller, I was hoping we could ask you something.” Kirkpatrick, the head scientist of the facility, waved me over. His smug smile as … Continue reading

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Fiction: The Titan Through the Dust

An essay by Claire Gainsborough, as provided by Joachim Heijndermans Art by Leigh Legler You’ve seen it. Everyone’s seen it. Kids know of it from their school books. It’s been on TV, in movies, and in every history book published … Continue reading

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Fiction: Children of the Guillotine

An essay by Bernard Asse, as provided by Nathan Crowder Art by Luke Spooner You sit there smiling, full of self-importance, bloated with secrets and my finest burgundy, and question the path that brought you here to me. Our previous … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain – November 2019

November saw the last of the anthology shipped out and the final prep work for Winter 2020. Let’s look at what the numbers were like.

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Fiction: Poor Girl

An essay by Jackie Rivera, as provided by Traci Castleberry Art by Errow Collins From across the cobbled street, I watched the rag-clad girl who huddled on the leeward side of the Dolphin Inn. She held one trembling palm extended … Continue reading

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Fiction: In Communion with the Invisible Flock: Erasmus Karl and the Nidificant Manuscript

An essay by Luisa Sontag, as provided by George Salis Art by Leigh Legler “If thy heart were a nest, thou would begat many birds.” –The Purloined Philosophia by Boris of Aventaria There has been much controversy, even mythology, surrounding … Continue reading

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Fiction: A League of Her Own

An essay by Beth Cantrell, as provided by Robert Dawson Art by America Jones I’ve gone into space with some odd ducks, but let me tell you, Loreena Saunders was one of the oddest. On those early missions to Mars, … Continue reading

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