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    MSJ Alums Edit New Anthology

    by  • May 16, 2018 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Parallel Prairies

    MSJ alums Darren Ridgley and Adam Petrash, who both had stories in our Fitting In anthology, are the editors of an anthology of Manitoba-inspired speculative fiction, which will be published this fall by Great Plains Publications Ltd. The anthology will include 19 stories by authors with a connection to Manitoba. You can learn more about...

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    Review of Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

    by  • May 9, 2018 • Reviews • 0 Comments

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    Space Opera (Saga Press, 2018) is the latest book from Catherynne M. Valente. The tagline for the book–“In space, everyone can hear you sing”–had me hooked from the moment I read it, and this book delivers on that promise and gives so much more. Yesterday’s-darling rock star Decibel Jones, of Decibel Jones and the...

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    An Interview with Dorian Graves

    by  • April 25, 2018 • Interviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Bones and Bourbon

    Dorian Graves has contributed stories to Mad Scientist Journal and Utter Fabrication. Today, we sat down with Dorian to talk about Bones and Bourbon. DV: Tell our readers a little bit about yourself. Dorian Graves: Greetings and salutations! I’m Dorian Graves, an author and artist hailing from the mountains of Oregon. I tend to write weird fantasy...

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    Review of Long Hidden

    by  • April 18, 2018 • Reviews • 0 Comments

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    Long Hidden (Crossed Genres Publications, 2014), edited by Rose Fox and Daniel José Older, is a collection of 27 short speculative stories of people who have been marginalized by history. Within its pages, you’ll find stories of many different races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, and more. As a historian, I loved to see...

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    Strange Science: Superbugs and Surfers

    by  • April 13, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Surfer at the Cayucos Pier, California

    Scientist studying bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics have focused their attention on new test subjects–the digestive tract and rectums of surfers. Because antibiotic-resistant bacteria are often found in ocean water (a result of wastewater being discharged into large natural bodies of water), and because surfers swallow a large amount of ocean water, their...

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