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    Review of Call of Cthulhu: The Coloring Book

    by  • June 21, 2017 • Reviews • 1 Comment

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    Today, we’re venturing into new territory for Mad Scientist Journal, as co-editor Dawn and illustrator Shannon share their thoughts on the Call of Cthulhu coloring book from Chaosium. While Dawn has been reviewing prose books for a while, this is her first attempt at reviewing a coloring book. And while she certainly likes coloring and coloring books,...

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    Review of Behind the Mask

    by  • June 7, 2017 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Behind the Mask (Meerkat Press, 2017) is a collection of twenty super hero stories, but you won’t find a lot of knock-down, drag-out fights between heroes and villains in this anthology. Instead, Behind the Mask focuses on super heroes dealing with matters of everyday life, while still having powers, nemeses, and the myriad other...

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    Review of Never Now Always by Desirina Boskovich

    by  • May 10, 2017 • Reviews • 0 Comments

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    Never Now Always by Desirina Boskovich (Broken Eye Books, 2017) is a young adult novella that explores memory, time, and family. Lolo is one of the “rapt children,” young people who are studied by aliens known as the Caretakers. The Caretakers keep these children in their labs because they are interested in learning more...

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    Review of Glittership Winter 2017

    by  • January 27, 2017 • Reviews • 0 Comments

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    Glittership began as a podcast for reprints of short stories with LGBTQ characters and themes. Recently, however, they have begun publishing some original stories as well. As of 2017, Glittership is also available in ebook format in advance of the audio versions of the stories. The first of these collections, Winter 2017, features four...

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    Review of Benedict Hall

    by  • August 8, 2013 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    A review by Dawn Vogel Boeing engineers, female doctors, and high society collide in the 1920s Seattle of Cate Campbell’s novel, Benedict Hall. Four very different points of view intertwine to tell the story of the Benedict family and their associates as they adapt to a changing world following the conclusion of the Great...

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