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    Strange Science: Extreme Planets

    by  • June 23, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Planets

    Looking for a plausible planet for the setting for your next sci-fi story? What is the hottest or coldest it might get there? How big or small should it be? Check out this article about the seven most extreme planets ever discovered to give your story a touch of realism! There’s also more to...

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    Review of Call of Cthulhu: The Coloring Book

    by  • June 21, 2017 • Reviews • 1 Comment

    Cover art for Call of Cthulhu: The Coloring Book

    Today, we’re venturing into new territory for Mad Scientist Journal, as co-editor Dawn and illustrator Shannon share their thoughts on the Call of Cthulhu coloring book from Chaosium. While Dawn has been reviewing prose books for a while, this is her first attempt at reviewing a coloring book. And while she certainly likes coloring and coloring books,...

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    Strange Science: Unicorn Noodles!

    by  • June 16, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Unicorn noodles

    Looking for a recipe that uses some science? Look no further than the color-changing unicorn noodles, which have been popping up all over Instagram recently! Though it may look like magic, it’s actually a pH reaction that causes clear or white noodles, after cooking in water that cabbage has been boiled in, to change...

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    News from Mad Scientists

    by  • June 14, 2017 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy

    Chapter One of MSJ alum Domenic diCiacca’s serial story, “Time’s Angel, Part 1,” is available at the Grantville Gazette. Future installments will follow. Dr. Candida Spillard, both an author and a scientist in her own right, has an article entitled “Radio Waves for Sci-fi Authors” as part of the Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy...

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    Review of Behind the Mask

    by  • June 7, 2017 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Behind the Mask (Meerkat Press, 2017) is a collection of twenty super hero stories, but you won’t find a lot of knock-down, drag-out fights between heroes and villains in this anthology. Instead, Behind the Mask focuses on super heroes dealing with matters of everyday life, while still having powers, nemeses, and the myriad other...

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    An Interview with Matt Youngmark

    by  • May 17, 2017 • Interviews • 0 Comments

    Cover for The "Wonderful" Wizard of Futhermucking Oz

    Matt Youngmark recently agreed to sit down for a virtual interview with editor Dawn Vogel. Not only is he a friend of the MSJ editors, he’s also done a couple memorable covers for our quarterly magazine, and he’s also the guy who does the fancy layout for our anthologies. Recently, he published The “Wonderful”...

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    Mad Artists Making a Creepy Podcast!

    by  • May 12, 2017 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Do you like spooky stories? Have you lost entire hours reading about monster lore and bizarre unsolved mysteries on Wikipedia? Are you super-fascinated with this one serial killer, but don’t really tell people because you don’t want them to think you’re some sort of secret psychopath? It’s okay, friends. The crew from Morbid Moment...

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    Review of Never Now Always by Desirina Boskovich

    by  • May 10, 2017 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Cover for Never Now Always

    Never Now Always by Desirina Boskovich (Broken Eye Books, 2017) is a young adult novella that explores memory, time, and family. Lolo is one of the “rapt children,” young people who are studied by aliens known as the Caretakers. The Caretakers keep these children in their labs because they are interested in learning more...

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