• Awesome Finds: Verse Book 1

    by  • February 20, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Verse

    If you’re looking for a cool fantasy graphic novel, check out the Kickstarter for Verse, which is funding through March 1st. With themes of facing your fears and finding a sense of belonging in a dangerous world, this graphic novel, which stems from a webcomic of the same name, looks fantastic! They’ve already surpassed their...

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    The Parts of Him That I Can Help With

    by  • February 18, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Art for "The Parts of Him That I Can Help With"

    An essay by Stephen L. Thayer, as provided by Gordon B. White Art by Errow Collins My younger brother Cameron never understood what working from home meant, so when he called me at 2:30 pm, I was wrist-deep in a twitching half-cadaver. Normally I wouldn’t have answered, since I was practicing stitching a double...

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    Strange Science: Coral Regrowth

    by  • February 15, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Coral outcrop on Flynn Reef

    Sometimes, accidents make for great science! In this case, a scientist cleaning coral out of a tank accidentally broke the coral. However, in three weeks, each of the dozen pieces of broken coral had grown to the size of the original coral. The broken coral had originally taken three years to grow to its size,...

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    Valentine’s Day Reads

    by  • February 14, 2019 • 0 Comments

    It’s Valentine’s Day, so we’ve collected some of our favorite stories about mad scientists and love! “Lonely Heart” by Kathryn Yelinek (love that blooms after a human heart is found) “Love in the Time of Electronics” by Charlie Neuner (available in the Autumn 2017 quarterly) (the love a toaster feels for its human) “X...

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    Alum On Kickstarter: Gunsmoke & Dragonfire

    by  • February 13, 2019 • 1 Comment

    Cover art for Gunsmoke and Dragonfire

    Several of our MSJ alumni have stories in an upcoming anthology, currently funding on Kickstarter. It’s called Gunsmoke & Dragonfire: A Fantasy Western Anthology, and it features Eric S. Fomley, Paul Alex Gray, Joachim Heijndermans, Liam Hogan, and G. Scott Huggins, all of whom have been published in MSJ or our anthologies! They’re joined by 20...

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    Old Mother Shudders

    by  • February 11, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Art for "Old Mother Shudders"

    An essay by Old Mother Shudders, as provided by Tom McGee Art by Leigh Legler There was a time when everyone knew to come to me for advice … but then my hair began to grey, my back began to stoop, my hands, once so strong, so capable, became frail and wrinkled. I began...

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    Strange Science: Theoretical Physics Proven

    by  • February 8, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Much of science is coming up with theories and then setting out to prove them. Sometimes, the proof takes a while to collect, like in the case of Walter Henneberger. In 1968, he theorized that “an electron could be freed from an atom and bound to it at the same time, with the help...

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    I Didn’t Break the Lamp Cover Artist: Luke Spooner

    by  • February 7, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Pursuing a Doctorate at Miskatonic U

    Our cover artist for I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances is Luke Spooner, aka ‘Carrion House’, who has been working with us from early in the history of Mad Scientist Journal. This will actually be his second anthology cover for us, as he did the memorable and popular cover for Selfies from the...

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