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    Review of Murder on the Titania

    by  • January 2, 2019 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Murder on the Titania

    Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures by Alex Acks (Queen of Swords Press, 2018) is a collection of four steampunk/alternate history mystery novellas and one short story featuring Captain Marta Ramos and her second in command, Simms, as they navigate and plunder the Duchy of Denver and nearby locales. Ramos and Simms...

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    Reads for a New Year

    by  • January 1, 2019 • MSJ Time Machine • 0 Comments

    If you’re looking for some stories to read on a lazy New Year’s Day, we’ve got a few about looking back and a few about new beginnings, both of which seem appropriate for the beginning of 2019. “Gray Eye Shuffle” by Brandon Nolta (a new beginning for a secondary character) “2ME2” by C. Girard...

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    Winter 2019 Now Available!

    by  • December 27, 2018 • Administrative • 0 Comments

    Necromancy for fun and profit, training the next generation of monster hunters, and looking forward to a new year. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2019 collects twelve tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader,...

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    On Kickstarter: Books for Kids with Mental Health and Special Needs

    by  • December 26, 2018 • Awesome Finds, On Kickstarter • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Super Kids

    Today, we’re featuring a couple of Kickstarter projects that benefit kids with mental health needs and other special needs. The first is the Super Kids Change the World activity book. This coloring and activity book is set up like a comic book, and it helps hospitalized kids learn to deal with mental health challenges that come...

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    Strange Science: Lava Floors

    by  • December 21, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Lava from a 1954 eruption. Not the floor.

    Sometimes, our Strange Science goes a little weirder than other weeks. This week is one of those. We started out by asking ourselves how “the floor is lava” became a thing. The first answer we found was related to a 1948 Roald Dahl story, in which the floor was actually red hot coals and...

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    Some Christmas Reads

    by  • December 20, 2018 • MSJ Time Machine • 0 Comments

    Little girl reading to her stuffed bear

    Christmas is a wonderful time to relax and get some reading in. If you’re looking for Christmas-themed reading, we’ve got a few suggestions from the vaults of Mad Scientist Journal. “A Gift for Michael” by Maureen Bowden (while not entirely a Christmas story, it is a lovely story about a valuable gift) “It Won’t Cost...

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    A Book with “A Disturbing Twist” and Flash Fiction from MSJ Alumni!

    by  • December 19, 2018 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Palindrome Dome

    MSJ alum Joachim Heijndermans has a new book out from Alban Lake Publishing called Palindrome Dome. It’s touted as a book with “a disturbing twist on sanctioned punishment. This story will suck you in and leave you gasping.” If you’re more interested in reading shorter pieces, MSJ alum Rick Tobin has had more than 40...

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    Gifts for Mad Scientists!

    by  • December 18, 2018 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Christmas gifts

    Christmas is approaching rapidly, but if you’ve been holding off on buying a gift for the mad scientist in your life, it might not be too late! Though this list on Gizmodo is a few years old, there are still some cool ideas for gifts for mad scientists. And since some of them are...

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    Strange Science: Solar Power in the Form of a Liquid

    by  • December 14, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Molecules

    Long-term storage for solar energy may be a thing of the past, based on new developments coming out of Sweden. Swedish scientists have improved a molecule consisting of carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen, which rearranges its atomic bonds and becomes an isomer when it absorbs sunlight. Unlike conventional solar panels, which aren’t capable of storing...

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