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Awesome Finds: Mae Among the Stars

Our Kickstarter for Battling in All Her Finery launches tomorrow, but if you’re looking for something to read about a woman leader today, check out Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed, illustrated by Stasia Burrington. Inspired by the story of Mae … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The Disappearance of the Roman Ninth Legion

Mass disappearances have happened throughout history, but one of the most curious is the disappearance of the Roman Ninth Legion from somewhere between what is now England and Scotland, in the second century A.D. The Roman Ninth Legion was one … Continue reading

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Review of Serpent’s Rise by Trish Heinrich

Serpent’s Rise (Beautiful Fire, 2017) is the second book in Trish Heinrich’s Vigilantes series, following after Serpent’s Sacrifice. In this book, set in the early 1960s, Alice has mostly hung up her costume, albeit reluctantly, in favor of navigating high … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Battling in All Her Finery Kickstarter!

On Thursday, February 1, Mad Scientist Journal will be launching our fifth anthology Kickstarter. The title this year is Battling in All Her Finery: Historical Accounts of Otherworldly Women Leaders. We’re planning for an all-ages friendly, inclusive anthology of stories of women … Continue reading

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On Kickstarter: Valor Volume 2

If you’re looking for a fun comic anthology for all ages that pays homage to the strength, resourcefulness, and cunning of female heroines in fairy tales, check out Valor: Volume 2 on Kickstarter! The first volume of this series contained re-imagined, adapted, and … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Unusual Food Pairings

Why do food pairings like pork and vanilla or beef and chocolate work? The answer lies within flavor perception and biochemical networks. Food is made up of chemical compounds, and sometimes, two foods that you might think of as very … Continue reading

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Alumni Publishing Short Stories from Delightful to Creepy

Here are the latest batch of stories from our MSJ alum, including stories that range from delightful and light-hearted to creepy horror stories. Caroline M. Yoachim has published “A Rabbit Egg for Flora” in the latest Fireside Fiction. S. Qiouyi Li has … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Corpse Consumption

Humans have long believed in all sorts of weird remedies and supplements for their continued health. But cannibalism? That might be taking it a bit too far. Nonetheless, Europeans in the 16th and 17th centuries had a wide array of … Continue reading

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Review of Full Throttle by Jon Hartless

Full Throttle (Accent Press, 2017) is a fascinating story of a working-class girl’s struggles in the world of competitive car racing in an alternate Edwardian steampunk/dieselpunk setting. MSJ alum Jon Hartless weaves a compelling tale of family, friendship, and burgeoning … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Feathered Dinosaurs

Paleontologists have learned a considerable amount about dinosaurs in recent years, allowing them to rename or reclassify some dinosaurs. They’ve also learned a lot about what dinosaurs really looked like, based on fossil evidence. The latest discovery is a feathered … Continue reading

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