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    Review of Mirror Bound by Rhiannon Held

    by  • August 1, 2018 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Mirror Bound

    Mirror Bound (2018) is a stand-alone urban fantasy novel by MSJ alum Rhiannon Held. Breaking from the tropes of this genre, the story follows Verity, a non-human sidekick to a team of monster-fighting mages. Bound to the leader of that team by another mage, Verity struggles between belonging and independence. Verity comes from a...

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    An Interview with Jennifer Lee Rossman

    by  • July 31, 2018 • Interviews • 0 Comments

    Author Jennifer Lee Rossman

    Today, we’re chatting with Jennifer Lee Rossman, another of our Battling in All Her Finery authors! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Jennifer Lee Rossman: I’m an autistic, wheelchair-using sci-fi geek who cross stitches. So yes, I’m a *ton* of fun at parties. DV: What inspired you to write “The Leximancer’s Rebellion” for Battling...

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    Strange Science: Flying Spiders

    by  • July 27, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Small spider in a circular web

    Warning, today’s post contains spiders. Young spiders often use strands of their silk to “balloon” from place to place, but scientists have recently discovered that spiders are also able to use electrical fields to travel vast distances, sometimes hundreds of miles. Thunderstorms cause an electrical field that spans the globe, giving the upper atmosphere...

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    Strange Science: Regions of the Brain Involved in Dreaming

    by  • July 20, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Diagram of a human brain

    Science has long believed that in the human brain, dreams largely occurred  during the rapid eye-movement (REM) phase of sleep, but scientists studying dreams recently have learned that different types of dreams occur in different parts of the brain, and at different times in the sleep cycle. Specifically, they learned that “dreaming about faces...

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    An Interview with Jennifer R. Povey

    by  • July 19, 2018 • Interviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Falling Dusk by Jennifer R. Povey

    Today, we bring you another interview with one of our Battling in All Her Finery authors, Jennifer R. Povey! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Jennifer R. Povey: I never think of myself as that interesting—I’m a science fiction writer and freelancer who lives in northern Virginia (great museums, not so great urban sprawl)....

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    Mad Scientist Alums with New Short Stories!

    by  • July 18, 2018 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Cover art for July 2018 Bards and Sages Quarterly

    A number of our Mad Scientist Journal alumni have new short stories out in the world! Joachim Heijndermans has a story entitled “Last Sub to K-Tel” in A World Unimagined from Left Hand Publishers. Steve Toase has recent stories in Tincture Journal and Galileo’s Theme Park. And several MSJ alum, including Sean Patrick Hazlett, Tim McDaniel,...

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