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What Fields Have Fictional Mad Scientists Dominated Over the Years?

Have you ever wondered what fields mad scientists in fiction have dominated? Look no further than this super cool chart and article at io9, which breaks down the fields of science studied by mad scientists in fiction and media over … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Voyager 2 in Interstellar Space

Voyager 2, a deep-space probe launched by NASA, has reached interstellar space, following Voyager 1, which left “the region of space outside the bubble-shaped boundary produced by wind streaming outward from the sun” in 2012. Both probes were launched in 1977, … Continue reading

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DefCon One at GeekGirlCon!

DefCon One Publishing (and thus Mad Scientist Journal) will be at GeekGirlCon again this year, on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17. We will have a full array of our books there, which includes all 6 of the anthologies, … Continue reading

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Review of Into Bones Like Oil

Karron Warren’s Into Bones Like Oil (Meerkat Press, 2019) is a Gothic-style novella that blends the surreal and literary into a ghost story like nothing I’ve read before. With characters that feel equally at home here as they might in … Continue reading

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Stories for Younger Readers

The second Tuesday in November is Young Reader’s Day, and while we often publish stories that are not for all ages, we have some recommendations that are for younger readers! Our Battling in All Her Finery anthology from last year was … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The Grandfather Paradox Resolved

The Grandfather Paradox tells us that time travel won’t work because if you went back in time and killed your own grandfather, you’d never be born, hence you could never travel through time. But mathematicians suggest that time travel might … Continue reading

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Have You Checked Out I Didn’t Break the Lamp?

Have you had a chance to read the fantastic stories in our latest anthology, I Didn’t Break the Lamp? If you have, we’d love to know what you think of them! Please leave us a review at Amazon or Goodreads! If … Continue reading

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Awesome Finds: Community of Magic Pens

Our friends at Atthis Arts (which includes MSJ alum E.D.E. Bell) have another Kickstarter running, for an anthology of stories about magic pens! They’re looking for funding for the anthology now, with plans to open for submissions in December if … Continue reading

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An Interview with George Salis

Today, we’re chatting with MSJ alum George Salis, who has a new novel, Sea Above, Sun Below coming out from River Boat Books. Upside-down lightning, a group of uncouth skydivers, resurrections, a mother’s body overtaken by a garden, aquatic telepathy, … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Time Travel in the Movies

Movies make everything look glamorous, and that includes science and time travel. There are varying degrees of accuracy in movie science and, as it turns out, movie time travel! This article talks about time travel in general, but with a … Continue reading

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