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    Autumn 2012 is here!

    by  • January 10, 2013 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    It took a week and a half to get back on track and get stuff together, but it is with much joy that we announce that Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2012 is now available for sale on Smashwords. I’m pretty excited about this quarter’s collection. We got a lot of really great submissions for...

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    Dear Father,

    by  • January 7, 2013 • Fiction • 1 Comment

    A letter by Subject 025, as provided by A.W. Gifford Photography by Eleanor Leonne Bennett If you’re reading this, I must be dead. Of course, you’ve probably already figured that much out. I want you to know that this was all your fault. No, I’m not saying that you were a mean father when I was...

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    Evaporation

    by  • December 31, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Newton Hickson, as provided by Justin Short I’m the guy who punches tigers in the face for a living. You might have read about me in one of those articles on animal cruelty. Maybe heard my name shouted by the hippies who spend their time playing chicken with whaling boats. But...

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    How I Learned to Love My Clones

    by  • December 24, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Dr. Cortico Vox as procured by Folly Blaine Illustration by Justine McGreevy When I began my illustrious career as “mad” scientist, I considered clones a necessary evil. It pains me to admit this now, but I failed to see my clones as individuals, but rather, they were mere pawns in my...

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    Military Applications of Magical Beings

    by  • December 17, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    A report by Professor Jason Dirigible, as provided by Andy Brown Illustration by Justine McGreevy REPORT TO HEADS OF STAFF AUGUST 14th 2012 Introduction In February 2010, I was asked by the assembled heads of staff to look into the military applications of magical beings. My choices were influenced by considerations of availability, cost,...

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    The Saddest Mad Scientist

    by  • December 10, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by A.F.W., as provided by Julianne Pachico There is nothing sadder than a mad scientist hell-bent on world domination whose killer clone-producing machine doesn’t work. When the thick clouds of smoke first start hissing out from the desperately whirring engine, and the room slowly fills with the smell of burning popcorn, the first...

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    Asexual Reproduction in homo sapiens sapiens

    by  • December 3, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Introduction to Dr. Ozge Fethiye’s manuscript by Dr. Ozil Ahmadoff, as provided by Tamara Zachary Photography by Eleanor Leonne Bennett Ozge Fethiye was the finest scientific mind ever produced by the Yz’lyzi People’s Democratic Republic in all its thirty-three year history. She was also one of the world’s greatest geneticists, if only the world...

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    Another Living Body

    by  • November 26, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    From the New York Times Op-Ed. April 11, 2119, by Arlene Morris. Provided by Adam Aresty Photography by Eleanor Leonne Bennett When the info-cube landed in Sydney, the whole world was watching. The Japanese picked it up on their long-range sensors, then the Koreans, then the United States, then everybody else. We knew it...

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    Turkey of Frankenstein

    by  • November 19, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Max Frankenstein, as provided by Richard Zwicker Illustration by Katie Nyborg There’s a certain justice in not being able to escape your own past. You make your bed, you sleep in it, I always say. It seemed less equitable, however, that I was doomed to sleep with my great-uncle Heinrich Frankenstein,...

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    The Fine Point

    by  • November 12, 2012 • Fiction

    A secret memoir of Dr. Henry Tuttle, discovered by his nephew and executor, Gary Cuba. An audio version of this story is available on Drabblecast. “Once you start to see them, they seem to be everywhere.” After rendering this enigmatic statement, my friend Rolfson brought his snifter of brandy close to his lips, swirled...

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