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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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    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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