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    Raising the Dead from the Archives

    by  • March 14, 2019 • MSJ Time Machine • 0 Comments

    Illustration of four men looking aghast about a ghost or ball lightning

    If you enjoyed our tale of weird necromancy on Monday, here are a few more stories from the MSJ archives you might also enjoy! “Deddville” by Nicole Tanquary (a town populated by the dead, and one living man) “There Will Be No Encore” by Darren Ridgley (a reanimated performer unraveling the secrets of his unlife)...

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    Interview with Alanna McFall

    by  • March 13, 2019 • Interviews • 0 Comments

    Author Alanna McFall

    Today, we’re talking with one of our MSJ alum, Alanna McFall, who has her first full-length book, The Travelling Triple-C Incorporeal Circus, due out in June 2019. DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Alanna McFall: My name is Alanna McFall and I’m a writer based out of the Bay Area in California. I’m originally...

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    Mad Scientists at Emerald City Comic Con

    by  • March 12, 2019 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Emerald City Comic Con logo

    Emerald City Comic Con, also known as ECCC, is an enormous convention in Seattle, and although Mad Scientist Journal will not have an official presence there, MSJ Editorial Assistant and alumni Amanda Cherry will be a panelist at this convention. You can find her full schedule on the convention website. Assistant Editor Dawn Vogel will also be attending...

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    More Cryptozoology

    by  • March 7, 2019 • MSJ Time Machine • 0 Comments

    Bronze figure of a griffin

    If you enjoyed Monday’s cryptozoology story, here are a few more stories you might also enjoy! “How to Build a Pig-Duck” by Rachel Rodman (hybrid and chimera creatures) “The Benefits and Risks of Calorific Fat Cell Inversion” by Denzell Cooper (Lovecraftian critters in a lab setting) “A Distant Honk” by Holly Schofield (an unusual...

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    Horror Tales from Our Alumni

    by  • March 6, 2019 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Maledictions

    We’ve got a couple of Mad Scientist Journal alumni with horror short stories of note. Author J. C. Stearns is among the authors with a story from the dark side of the Warhammer universe in a forthcoming anthology, Maledictions, which is due out in early April. Author Steve Toase has two stories that made the final...

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    Submissions Open for I Didn’t Break the Lamp!

    by  • March 5, 2019 • Administrative • 0 Comments

    Banner image for I Didn't Break the Lamp

    With the end of our successful Kickstarter for our next anthology, submissions are now open for stories for I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances! We’re looking for first person speculative fiction tales about imaginary friends, imaginary enemies, and things somewhere in between. To learn more about what we’re looking for, and...

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    Review of Broken Metropolis

    by  • February 27, 2019 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Broken Metropolis

    Broken Metropolis (Mason Jar Press, 2018), edited by dave ring, is an anthology of short stories and poetry centered on urban fantasy with queer characters. Though the collection only includes ten pieces, their impact makes this book seem like more. As is the case with many anthologies, some of the stories proved more appealing...

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    I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Featuring Ariel Alian Wilson (interior artist)

    by  • February 26, 2019 • MSJ Time Machine, On Kickstarter • 0 Comments

    Art for "Your Star"

    Our final featured interior artist for I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances is Ariel Alian Wilson. Ariel is someone Jeremy has known for a very, very long time, and she’s been an artist nearly all that time. She has done a number of pieces for our previous Kickstarter interior art, and...

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