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More Tales of Xenobiology

If you enjoyed this week’s story, you might also like some of our previous xenobiology stories! “Jehovah’s Feathers” by K. Kitts (relationships between human and non-human species) “Noise” by John A. McColley (investigations by a non-human species into humanity) “Marked” … Continue reading

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Awesome Finds: A Couple of Cool Comic Book Projects

There are a couple of cool comic book projects we’ve got our eyes on at Kickstarter right now! The first is for the first issue of Changa and the Jade Obelisk. This comic book is based on Milton J. Davis’s Changa’s … Continue reading

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Interview with Wendy Nikel

Today, we’re chatting with MSJ alum Wendy Nikel, who has her first audiobook out now! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Wendy Nikel: I’m a homeschooling mom who somehow manages to squeeze writing time in between lesson planning, driving … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Real Life Kaiju

Kaiju, which means “strange creature” in Japanese, like the ones we see in movies couldn’t possibly be real … or could they? This article talks about the real world inspirations for some of the most popular kaiju from movies, all … Continue reading

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Unbelievable Creatures!

Our planet is home to all sorts of creatures that seem fantastical or like they’ve come straight out of science fiction. This article includes a list of seventeen of the most amazing critters. Some are quite small, like the tardigrade, … Continue reading

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Alumni Short Stories and An Interview!

Our alumni have been quite busy, so here’s a few more things they’ve been up to! Patrick Hurley’s story, “A Tricky Leak,” was published at The Arcanist. Deborah L. Davitt’s story, “Carols on Callisto,” was podcast at Escape Pod. J. C. … Continue reading

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Other Cryptozoology Stories

If you enjoyed yesterday’s story about an unusual creature, here are some other stories you might like! “The Skitterer: An Impression of an Imaginary Companion” by G. D. Watry (a strange cryptid that might or might not be real) “Old … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Scale Mail for Modern Protection

A teen scientist in Australia has found a new use for an ancient technology in a very modern setting: using copper scale male to protect women from excess radiation during breast cancer treatments. She took her inspiration from learning that … Continue reading

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The Tiniest of Gingerbread Houses, through Science!

Gingerbread houses are hard to make and decorate. But a gingerbread house that’s about 20,000 times smaller than a normal one, or one-tenth the width of a human hair? That sounds like a real challenge! A scientist at McMaster University … Continue reading

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Review of Carpe Glitter

Carpe Glitter by Cat Rambo (Meerkat Press, 2019) is a clever novelette about family secrets, magic, and antiquated war machines. A very quick read, this novelette blends a very real story of dealing with the estate of a recently deceased … Continue reading

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