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    An Interview with Blake Jessop

    by  • August 28, 2018 • Interviews • 0 Comments

    Author Blake Jessop

    Today, we’re talking with Blake Jessop, the author of “Cuirassiere,” one of the stories that will appear in Battling in All Her Finery. DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Blake Jessop: I’m a thirty-seven-year-old Canadian author of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. I majored in English literature and political science at McGill in Montreal,...

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    Strange Science: Fun Facts about Stars

    by  • August 24, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration does more than just launch spaceships. They also do a significant amount of research on our solar system and beyond. One of their key fields of research is on stars. In addition to giving some basic information about the formation of stars, the NASA website also talks about...

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    An Interview with Leora Spitzer

    by  • August 23, 2018 • Interviews • 0 Comments

    Space station

    Our interview today is with Leora Spitzer, who wrote “Breath and Roses” for Battling in All Her Finery! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Leora Spitzer: My name is Leora Spitzer, and I live in St. Louis, MO. I love waterfalls, intersectional feminism, arguing about Harry Potter, apple pie with vanilla ice cream, and...

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    Review of To Another Abyss! by Zach Bartlett

    by  • August 22, 2018 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for To Another Abyss!

    To Another Abyss! by Zach Bartlett (Spaceboy Books, 2018) is a delightful tale of eldritch otherworldly beings and college town art scenes, blended into a clever short novel. Greg Withers runs a small art gallery and artist grant, thanks to his generous parents. When most of the applications are pure rubbish, he offers the...

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    An Interview with L. Chan

    by  • August 21, 2018 • Interviews • 0 Comments

    A many armed figure

    Today, we’re chatting with L. Chan, one of our authors for Battling in All Her Finery! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! L. Chan: I’m from Singapore, generally writing around the gamut of SFF, in fairly specific niches. Near future cyberpunk, contemperary fantasy, dark fantasy. This story is a bit of a departure from...

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    Strange Science: Superbug Yeast

    by  • August 17, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Candida auris in a petri dish

    Scientists are currently faced with a yeast that is behaving like a bacteria, making it difficult to fight with the drugs currently available. Candida auris is a yeast and a fungus, but its behavior is atypical. Normally yeasts need warm, moist spaces to thrive. This particular yeast can thrive outside of the body, on skin...

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    On Kickstarter: Heartwood

    by  • August 15, 2018 • Awesome Finds, On Kickstarter • 0 Comments

    One of the current projects on Kickstarter we’re digging is Heartwood, an anthology of fantasy comics by non-binary creators. Everything about this comic anthology looks gorgeous thus far, and we’re sure it’s only going to get more amazing as it moves into the final stages of production! We’ve backed a few of these comic anthologies...

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    An Interview with Nathan Crowder

    by  • August 14, 2018 • Interviews • 0 Comments

    Blue lightning in the desert

    Author Nathan Crowder is an MSJ alum, who has had stories included in previous anthologies and the magazine. Now he’s back for Battling in All Her Finery with “Swing That Axe,” which we’re talking to him about today. DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Nathan Crowder: Despite a few decades living in the Seattle area,...

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    Strange Science: Massive Black Sarcophagus Found

    by  • August 10, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Recently unearthed black granite sarcophagus

    Archaeologists in Alexandria, Egypt, recently located a massive black granite sarcophagus likely from the Ptolemaic period (roughly 2,000 years ago). The sarcophagus was uncovered while preparing a site for a new building, but now researchers are faced with several problems. The sarcophagus is massive, “at 185 cm (72.8 inches) tall, 265 cm (104.3 inches) long,...

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