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    Awesome Finds: Honey Walls

    by  • May 7, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    We’re definitely intrigued by Honey Walls, an illustrated novel that’s currently funding on Kickstarter. With some tantalizing speculative fiction elements, this novel’s protagonist is a trans man, and the story “explores the difficulty of relating to a childhood that isn’t quite yours. In addition, it wrestles with themes anyone can relate to like grief, growing...

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    Previous Abnormal Biologies

    by  • May 2, 2019 • MSJ Time Machine • 0 Comments

    Spirobranchus giganteus

    We’ve published a number of stories about abnormal biologies, under the guise of xenobiology. Here are a few you might enjoy! “Sacrifice” by Annika Sundberg (everyone’s favorite strange critter, tardigrades!) “Concerning Your Recent Creation of Sentient Horse-things on the Next Planet Over” by Stewart C. Baker (a feud between scientists gone awry) (available in...

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    Checking Out Taxidermy?

    by  • April 30, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Taxidermy badger in artificially created natural surroundings

    If you’ve ever found yourself in need of a taxidermy animal so you could take it to class and/or study it, you’re in luck if you find yourself in Anchorage, Alaska. You’ll need a library card, but the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus possibly has...

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    Strange Science: Reassessing Viking Burials

    by  • April 26, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Viking burial mounds in Gamla Uppsala

    A team of scientists has been reassessing Viking burials from the settlement of Birka in east-central Sweden, and in doing so, have determined that one of the Viking warriors buried there was a high-status female warrior. Thanks to osteology and genetic analysis, coupled with archaeological analysis of the grave goods, this team is reaching...

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    Books, Stories, and Awards for Our MSJ Alum!

    by  • April 24, 2019 • Administrative • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Swords, Sorcery, and Self-Rescuing Damsels

    Our MSJ alum have a lot of new things to be proud of! Nathan Crowder has recently self-published his super creepy horror novel, The Lictonwood. He’s also self-publishing some of his previously published stories via Kindle. We especially love “Deacon Carter’s Last Dime,” but you can find several other stories at his Amazon page....

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    Past Calculations

    by  • April 23, 2019 • MSJ Time Machine • 0 Comments

    Mathematic formulas

    If you liked this week’s story about game theory, here are a handful of other stories you might enjoy! “Two to the Power of One” by Melanie Rees (calculating survival) “A Date to be Remembered” by Stuart Webb (recalculating a dating system) (available in Spring 2017 quarterly) “On Conveying Private Material and Persons in...

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    Strange Science: Wine on Mars

    by  • April 19, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Vineyard with two rows of vines flanking a narrow path

    Georgian scientists are experimenting with new ways to grow grapevines, with an eye toward eventual vineyards on Mars. As plans solidify for manned expeditions to Mars, some believe that colonies might not be too far in the future, and a number of companies and countries are looking for ways to contribute. The country of...

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    Awesome Finds: My Kingdom for a Panel

    by  • April 18, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Cover illustration for My Kingdom for a Panel

    If you’re a Shakespeare fan, you might be interested in My Kingdom for a Panel, a Shakespearean graphic novel anthology. Featuring 26 re-imagined and illustrated Shakespearean tales, this graphic novel anthology looks absolutely awesome. They’ve also got a couple of cute add-ons and opportunities to get original artwork from some of the illustrators as well....

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