Author Archives: Mad Scientist Journal

Losing It

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 … Continue reading

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Our Crystal Sky Is Cracking

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. … Continue reading

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The Exploded Manifestations of Ari Ascher

An anonymous essay, presented by Nathaniel K. Miller A heavy wave slams against the hull of the skiff, jolting me to awareness. The sea is black around me, full of looming spirit dangers, of the unknown and the unknowable. In … Continue reading

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An informal poll about content

Hello folks! I’ve had a couple people ask me about the behind the scenes of running Mad Scientist Journal. So I thought I’d ask the people who follow along if that would have any interest to them. My main thought … Continue reading

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Proton Pursuit

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 … Continue reading

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Some newsly bits

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 … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Ganymede

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 … Continue reading

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The Barrier

Essay by Logan Merritt, presented by James Ford Illustration by Katie Nyborg There is, in the universe, a constant flux of destiny, luck and happenstance which creates the very fabric of reality. A system, for want of a better word, … Continue reading

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The Dissection of Marcus Wade

An essay by Abigail Figg, presented by Kathryn Board Illustration by Katie Nyborg. “Abigail, I think I just caught a ghost!” Only one person on Earth would call me at five o’clock in the morning. And that one person was … Continue reading

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Not long now…

Sorry for being quiet of late. We aren’t really ones to make noise for the sake of noise, so we’ve just been chugging along with submissions, sending out contracts, editing manuscripts. There’s nothing really exciting about this process, aside from … Continue reading

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