• Mad Scientist Alum in Many Media!

    by  • September 5, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for two collections by Jamie Lackey

    We’ve been busy here at Mad Scientist Journal, and so have some of our alumni! From short stories to YouTube to awards, check out what folks have been up to! Jamie Lackey has recently published two short story collections with Air and Nothingness Press. Both A Metal Box Floating Between Stars and Other Stories and The Blood...

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    An Interview with A. J. Fitzwater

    by  • September 4, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Author A. J. Fitzwater

    Today, we’re chatting with A. J. Fitzwater about their story in Battling in All Her Finery! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! A. J. Fitzwater: There is a tale of one squeezed up with the mud through the cracks between bays and grapevine. There is the story where I grew from the purple hair down. There’s...

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    Strange Science: Ghost Particles and Their Origins

    by  • August 31, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Black hole

    Astronomers have long been hoping to observe an object outside of our solar system that emits neutrinos, or ghost particles, and now they have! Neutrinos are referred to as “ghost particles” because they don’t often interact with any type of matter. They pass through objects at nearly the speed of light, without loss of...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: July 2018

    by  • August 30, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Books for sale on a table.

    We had a few new marketing experiments in July. How well did it work out? Well, let’s look at numbers. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Web Resources: (-$17.06) Stories: (-$180.00) Art: (-$741.85) Advertising: (-$1,661.59) Processing Fees: (-$22.38) Printing: (-$33.68) Donations: $107.71 Online Book Sales: $31.12 Total: (-$3,296.64) QTD: (-$3,800.46) YTD: (-$4,187.66)...

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    Review of Paper Girls Volume 1

    by  • August 29, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Paper Girls Vol. 1

    It’s summertime and the graphic novel stack is threatening to overtake the hallway, so we’ll be talking about some of the graphic novels we’ve accumulated that we think you might enjoy! Paper Girls Volume 1 (Image Comics, 2016) starts out with young girls doing their early morning paper route through their neighborhood and gets weird...

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    An Interview with Blake Jessop

    by  • August 28, 2018 • 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 • 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 • 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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