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An Interview with Dorian Graves

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 … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Anxiety Cells and Future Treatment

Scientists have recently been studying the causes of anxiety as they are reflected in the brains of laboratory mice, and they believe that they’ve located the source of anxious feelings, along with a potential way to treat them! By studying … Continue reading

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Review of Long Hidden

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, … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Superbugs and Surfers

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 … Continue reading

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Battling in All Her Finery Submissions

If you’re thinking about sending in a story for the Battling in All Her Finery anthology, this is a friendly reminder that you have until 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on April 30, 2018, to get your story in. That’s 19 days … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Northern Lights Called Steve

Sometimes, the story behind how a scientific phenomenon is named can be fascinating and strange. In the case of a new type of Northern lights, or aurora borealis, a Canadian photographer who is part of a group who chases and … Continue reading

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How Science Fiction Can Save Us All

Guest Post by Eve Taft I firmly believe that humans need science fiction. I think it inspires us, in a both a broad and narrow sense—Star Trek led not only to kids who dreamed of being astronauts but also, quite … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Reactions to Extraterrestrial Life

How would humanity react if extraterrestrials landed on Earth tomorrow? According to psychologists at Arizona State University, we’d likely react well! Through examinations of human reactions to what could be fossilized Martian microbes, the possibility of an artificially constructed astral … Continue reading

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Review of The Bathwater Conspiracy by Janet Kellough

What would the world look like without men? Janet Kellough’s latest book, The Bathwater Conspiracy (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2017), explores that question in the context of a speculative fiction mystery. Set at some indefinite point in the … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Tardigrades

Tardigrades, aka water bears or moss piglets, have experienced a recent upsurge in popularity. They’re tiny little critters (only about 0.5 millimeters, or 0.02 inches), and scientists have known about them since the eighteenth century. But despite scientists studying them … Continue reading

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