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    Alumni News

    by  • July 19, 2017 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Negative Return by Jessie Kwak

    We’ve got a bunch of news from past and future alumni! T. J. Tranchell has published a collection of short stories, Asleep in the Nightmare Room, through Blysster Press. This marks his second publication with Blysster Press, who published his novella, Cry Down Dark, last year. Jessie Kwak, who has a story forthcoming in MSJ later...

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    Fitting In Giveaway!

    by  • July 12, 2017 • Administrative • 0 Comments

    Cover for Fitting In

    As we work on getting Utter Fabrication wrapped up and out the door, we’ve got an exciting giveaway on Goodreads for our anthology from 2016! We’re giving away five copies of Fitting In: Historical Accounts of Paranormal Subcultures. This book collects 28 stories told from the point of view of supernatural creatures living at the...

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    Strange Science: Luskhan itilensis

    by  • July 7, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Pliosaurus rossicus skull

    Russian scientists working in the Volga River in 2002 unearthed an enormous fossilized marine creature, which has now been identified as a new species. Luskhan itilensis, which means “Master Spirit of the Volga,” had a skull approximately 5-7 feet long, and lived roughly 130 million years ago. The fossil is that of a type of plesiosaur,...

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    Review of Cassilda’s Song

    by  • July 5, 2017 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Cassilda's Song

    Cassilda’s Song (Chaosium, 2015), edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., contains 18 tales of the mythos of the King in Yellow, all written by female authors. These stories explore many facets of Cassilda, one of the characters from Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow collection of short stories. As Chambers’ stories and the purported...

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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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