Category Archives: Fiction

Rigor in Mortis: Helpful Hints for Staging Your First Grave Deception

An essay by Dr. Iolanthe Osmandius, as provided by Antoinette McCormick Illustration by Cory Caywood The first time I died was an accident. First attempts at anything are awkward, but mine, hastily planned and frantically executed, was almost my last. … Continue reading

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My Neighbour, Mr. Telford

An essay by Martin Telford and Geoff Stevens, as provided by Mark Carpenter Photograph by Dawn Vogel To: All Subject: The end I have discovered something terrible, and something wonderful. This discovery should have been one that would shock the … Continue reading

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The Maleficent Egg of Dr. de Groot

A Report by J.M. Cadogan RSSc, AHME, BS, MS (Birm), MS (Oxon). Presented by Archivist to The Society, Mark Wardecker. Art by Katie Nyborg We all thought de Groot was a crank, and that is why I bear no grudge … Continue reading

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Zero (or, The Collected Correspondence of Patient Zero)

An essay provided by Cameron Suey Art by Justine McGreevy Istanbul, Turkey August 09:12:09 AM I am at a small outdoor cafe just a few hundred yards from the teeming throng of a morning market, just in sight of the … Continue reading

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The Assembly of Equals

A letter by Dr. Jane Macdonald, as provided by David Taub Bancroft Illustration by Katie Nyborg Mr. Simon Newsom News Editor Hypothesis Magazine 1867 E. Rogella Rd. Ottawa, ON K1A 0A9  Canada Dear Mr. Newsom: I am writing to protest the article … Continue reading

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The Goliath Complex

An essay by James Dultry, as provided by Franz Bidinger III Illustration by Luke Spooner The newspapers called it Colombian Devil’s Breath. The scientists, Scopolamine. I call it the drug that ruined our country. This isn’t a morality tale about … Continue reading

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Dividend

An essay by E. E. Malatesta, as provided by Nicholas P. Oakley Art by Katie Nyborg “Imagine a drug. A virus, actually. One so powerful, so clever, that you could release it inside a dome or on a station full of hundreds, … Continue reading

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Autumn 2012 is here!

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 … Continue reading

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Dear Father,

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 … Continue reading

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Evaporation

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 … Continue reading

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