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    Review of Everfair by Nisi Shawl

    by  • September 20, 2017 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Everfair

    Everfair (Tor Books, 2016) is the debut novel from acclaimed speculative fiction short-story author Nisi Shawl. The book is an interesting read that showcases Shawl’s background with short stories, as some chapters could be short stories unto themselves. But the narrative framework of the book, which is more about the country of Everfair than...

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    Strange Science: Maillardet’s Automaton

    by  • September 15, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Maillardet's Automaton

    In the early nineteenth century, a Swiss mechanician built an automaton that could write poetry and draw pictures. Granted, the poetry and pictures it could draw were pre-programmed, but the memory involved in the machine is the equivalent of slight more than one-third of a megabyte–not bad for a 200-plus year old machine! Henri...

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    Send Us Your Stories!

    by  • September 5, 2017 • Administrative • 0 Comments

    Cover for Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2017

    Would you like to see your stories published on this website and in our quarterly magazine? For the month of September, we are open to regular story submissions! Please be sure to read the submission guidelines, which can be found here, carefully! The deadline is midnight Pacific Time on September 30th, so be sure...

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    Mad Scientist Alumni News

    by  • August 23, 2017 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017

    Our MSJ alums (and one of our co-editors) have been up to all sorts of writing excitement recently! Here’s a sampling of what we’ve heard about! Steve Toase has a story in the Janus issue of Pantheon Magazine. Gwendolyn Kiste’s novella, Pretty Marys All In a Row, is due out from Broken Eye Books this...

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