Author Archives: Mad Scientist Journal

Frankenstein’s Fallacy: Optimizing the Process of Electrically-Based Corpse Resurrection

An essay by Doctor Timothy Straznovic, as provided by David Ferris Art by Dawn Vogel It’s the same old story: scientist cannot find love (or is sterile), scientist seeks progeny, scientist creates life using crimes against nature, and lives happily ever after … Continue reading

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Review of Benedict Hall

A review by Dawn Vogel Boeing engineers, female doctors, and high society collide in the 1920s Seattle of Cate Campbell’s novel, Benedict Hall. Four very different points of view intertwine to tell the story of the Benedict family and their … Continue reading

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The Warning Sign: Dr. Maxwell’s Notes on First Contact

An essay by Dr. Arlen Maxwell, as provided by S. R. Algernon Art by Luke Spooner [These journal entries were found on the desk of Dr. Arlen Maxwell, who was last seen in a state of partial undress in the … Continue reading

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A Special Call for Our Special Call for Submissions

It is time once again for our special call for submissions to fill out our quarterly collections. Because November is crazy with conventions and National Novel Writing Month, we will not be doing a call that month. If you have … Continue reading

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The Trash Construct

An essay by Miguel Hojuelas, as provided by Juan Angel Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye It smelled like wet cardboard the day Mr. Lorenzo took up in flight. The pitter-patter of rain on the aluminum roofs had ceased and, in its place, … Continue reading

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Missing Apocalypse

An essay by Jason Cartwright and Timothy Cartwright, as provided by D. M. Allan Photograph by Dawn Vogel Dear Peter, I read the obituary you wrote for my grandfather and I really appreciate what you said about him. I know … Continue reading

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Review of Clockwork Fairy Tales

A review by Dawn Vogel Clockwork Fairy Tales (2013, Rok Books), edited by Stephen L. Antczak and James C. Bassett, is an anthology of nine steampunk adaptations of classic fairy tales. Growing up with Disney movies, I expected that I’d … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain: June 2013

Here are some numbers behind the glamorous life of running a zine. We’re doing this later in the month to allow all the disparate reporting sources for book sales to come in.

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On Dragon Eyes

A Practical Technique for Spectacle Removal in the Royal Dragon (Draco regius) By Simonius Selvius, scholar-in-residence at the University of Heliopolis South, and Harun ibn Saleh Abd al-Bari, senior researcher at the University of the Nile, as provided by Sarah … Continue reading

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Our Devilish Savior

An editorial by Dr. Francis Niemann, as provided by J. Rohr Photograph by Dawn Vogel Damnation through salvation. The concept isn’t new. As St. Bernard of Clairvaux observed, “L’enfer est plein de bonnes volontés et désirs.” Or, in a more … Continue reading

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