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    Nathaniel K. Miller enters the Clarion Write-a-Thon

    by  • May 31, 2012 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    MSJ contributor Nathaniel K. Miller has signed on to participate in Clarion’s 2012 Write-a-Thon. This fundraiser benefits the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. Those interested can pledge to donate based off of the number of words, scenes, chapters, or stories a specific writer puts down on paper. If you are interested in pledging...

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    The Natural History of Carnivorism in Unicorns

    by  • May 28, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Dr. E. Haraldson, presented by Torrey Podmajersky Illustration by Katie Nyborg 1. Introduction Evidence of carnivorism in Equus ferus unicornus has been widely recorded, but until now neither studied nor explained by science. Unicorns have been credited and blamed with the deaths of animals including wolves, polar bears, wolverines, and humans....

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    Therium 99

    by  • May 21, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Virgil Ther, presented by Mark Andrew Edwards Illustration by Katie Nyborg Day 1: Early September Dear diary, Finally getting things set up around here. The grant money from the Department of Defense will be put to great use. And not just for this wicked cool digital recorder. Hello? Hello? Heh, I can...

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    Losing It

    by  • May 14, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Samantha Higson, as provided by Davin Ireland. “Don’t talk to me about the ironies of life,” Josh Rideout complained for perhaps the twentieth time that afternoon, “I’ve had it up to here with ironies. Big ones, small ones, they’ll be the death of me yet.” Possibly to illustrate the point, he...

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    Our Crystal Sky Is Cracking

    by  • May 7, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Odette Begichev, presented by Rosemary Jones Illustration by Katie Nyborg Come away from the window, Father. Turn away from the dark reflections in the glass. The lights went out hours ago. Let me warm your hands in mine. I will pour some wine for you. Father, look at me, for I am...

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    Proton Pursuit

    by  • April 23, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Dr. Lars, as presented by D.K. Snape There’s a flaw in the Hadron Collider. I know it. So do you, if you search down deep. Remember how queasy you felt when they first talked about starting it up? Remember all the protests? We finally accepted it. We had to. Otherwise, the...

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    Some newsly bits

    by  • April 18, 2012 • Administrative • 0 Comments

    Just a quick note to let you guys know about some small changes done to the site. I’ve added a few social media thingies, so each story will have a link to share it. If you like the stories you read here, and want to see more of them, please share the stories so...

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    The Ghosts of Ganymede

    by  • April 16, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Dr. Krista Solaris, presented by Suzanne van Rooyen Illustration by Katie Nyborg For six months we hurtled through the solar system towards that bright rock so dwarfed by the shadow of its planet, Jupiter. At last we approached our destination. Ganymede lay ensconced in the stellar soup surrounding it, rippled purple...

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