Author Archives: Mad Scientist Journal

Just One Week Remaining!

We have one week (okay, eight days technically), left on our special call for submissions. Again we are looking for: Short and Flash Fiction of any genre, with a bias towards SF/F/H.  Fictional Classified Ads from the World of Mad … Continue reading

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Experimental Eschatology: Key Definitions in an Emergent Field

An essay by Lady Dr. Morag MacChruim, as provided by Zoe McAuley Photo by Dawn Vogel This treatise is intended to define a field of study which has long been the focus of my life: Experimental Eschatology. The term is … Continue reading

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The Monster Is the Father to the Child

An essay by Frankenstein, as provided by Richard Zwicker Art by Katie Nyborg “Are you Frankenstein?” The question was laughable. I was seven feet tall, with a head flatter than the Netherlands, and twin electrodes sticking out the sides of … Continue reading

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News of Mad Scientists

A couple of our alumni have had some publishing successes I thought I’d share with you. Eryk Pruitt originally appeared here with his tale of time travel gone wrong called “Coda.”  He now has a story up at One Million … Continue reading

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Oenophilia

An essay by Dr. W, as provided by Megan Vogel. Photograph by Megan Vogel. I gazed thoughtfully at the dark emerald beaker, turning its smooth surface in my gloved hands. The dim light in my laboratory gave it an eerie, … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain: April 2013

This last month saw a victory of sorts: I finally got Mad Scientist Journal up on Amazon. It’s a mixed blessing, as I’ll explain below. Otherwise it’s just another month in the word mines.

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Our Quarterly Special Call for Submissions

Once again, we are doing our special call for submissions. We are looking for: Flash and Short Fiction: This will be for the “fiction” section of our quarterly magazine. We have a bias towards speculative fiction, but will consider non-speculative … Continue reading

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Women of Mad Science

Earlier this week, I received a link to an article on Slate entitled “Why Aren’t There More Woman Sci-Fi Writers?” Here at Mad Scientist Journal we are certainly well-intentioned and try to evaluate each story on its own merits. We … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Tendencies Observed in the Callentradian Snare

From the unpublished field journal of James L. Goldstein, PhD, edited and with an afterword by J. J. Roth Art by Justine McGreevy In the three years since I left New Earth to take my current post studying native avifauna on the … Continue reading

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Protocol 3.1

An essay by K. S. O’Neill Art by Luke Spooner/Carrion House Web Alpha: Access not granted. Protocol 2 not available. Protocol 3.0 not available. Protocol 3.1 engaged. Contact with web Alpha via temporal sheer bounce attempted via local web access. … Continue reading

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