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Review of Transmigrations by Eddie Louise

Transmigrations (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2018) is the debut novel by Eddie Louise and the first in the Tales of Sage and Savant series, inspired by the Sage and Savant podcast. The novel is based on the adventures … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Genetics and Mental Development

Scientists in the United States and Sweden recently completed a study of genetics and mental development, using twins and tracking eye movement. When young sets of twins were exposed to the same images, researchers tracking their eye movement found that … Continue reading

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On Kickstarter: Comics and Graphic Novels

There are two fantastic comics projects on Kickstarter right now that we thought our readers might be interested in. They’re both already funded, so at this point, you’d just be getting in on the sweet rewards (and possibly helping them … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Sensory Input

A good ventriloquist can make you believe that they are not the one doing the talking for their dummy. But the science behind why our brains believe that is a bit more complicated. Scientists long believed that different parts of … Continue reading

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Review of An Aberrant Mind by Ken MacGregor

An Aberrant Mind (Sirens Call Publications, 2014) is a collection of very short horror stories by author Ken MacGregor. This book collects 22 short stories, which range in length from just a couple of pages to more traditional short stories. … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Where to Get Super Powers … Or Not

With the number of super heroes who get their powers from radioactive waste, you’d think there’d be a lot more short-lived super heroes. Radiation may seem like an awesome source of powers, but the reality is that it is more … Continue reading

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MSJ Alums Edit New Anthology

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 … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Sweet Potatoes All Over the World

Sweet potatoes come from Central and South America. Or maybe they come from Polynesian Islands. Or maybe they come from both! Historical accounts place sweet potatoes in these disparate locations, without any clear evidence of cross-cultural contact in the same … Continue reading

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Review of Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

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 … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Quackery and Medical Frauds at the Science Museum of Minnesota

If you’re interested in seeing some really strange pseudoscience, head to the Science Museum of Minnesota to check out their exhibits on quackery and medical frauds. For the most part filled with “miracle cures” with no basis in science, this … Continue reading

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