• Strange Science: Bees and Eclipses

    by  • October 26, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Bumble bee

    The 2017 North American eclipse was a boon for more than just astronomers interested in studying the eclipse. For entomologists, they took the opportunity to study the behavior of bees during an eclipse, and learned something interesting: when the world went dark, the bees went still and quiet. Bees are diurnal, meaning that they...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: September 2018

    by  • October 25, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Frosty morning in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Soon we’ll be at GeekGirlCon! We pushed out SIX new books in preparation for this, including Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2018 and our newest anthology Battling in All Her Finery: Historical Accounts of Otherworldly Women Leaders. Let’s look at last month’s numbers to see how progress went with all of the activity. The Money...

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    Review of Bones and Bourbon

    by  • October 24, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Bones and Bourbon

    Bones and Bourbon (Ninestar Press, 2018) by Dorian Graves is a wonderful take on the urban fantasy genre. Chronicling the adventures of brothers Retz and Jarrod Gallows, this book is equal parts hilarious and a great commentary on the trials and tribulations of families. Retz and Jarrod Gallows are both hulderkind, with one mortal...

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    Deddville

    by  • October 22, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Art for "Deddville"

    An essay by Nathan Williams, as provided by Nicole Tanquary Art provided by Scarlett O’Hairdye The door to the shop was open, so I walked in, scuffing the bottoms of my shoes against the welcome mat to get off the slush. Mrs. Mabel was way in the back, hunched low over her worktable. She...

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    Strange Science: Human Mutation

    by  • October 19, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Mutant smash!

    Just how far-fetched are superheroes? What about mutants? The answer is: maybe not as out there as you think! While humans might not develop the power of flight or telekinesis, there are a number of physical and mental mutations that aren’t too far off from powers possessed by superheroes. This article lists a number...

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    Review of Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield

    by  • October 17, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Alice Payne Arrives

    Time travel can be tricky. But Kate Heartfield’s Alice Payne Arrives (Tor, 2018) handles the topic deftly. This novella is a clever tale of time travel across multiple timelines with a firm grasp of the consequences of mucking about with history. The titular character, Alice Payne, lives in England in 1788, making a living...

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    Battling in All Her Finery Now Available!

    by  • October 16, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Battling in All Her Finery

    Battling in All Her Finery: Historical Accounts of Otherworldly Women Leaders is available today! This anthology collects twenty-one stories of women who rule, whether that be in the houses of government, on the battlefield, in the boardroom, on stage, or in space! We’ve put together a fantastic collection of authors with many stories under their...

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    The Day I Saved the Science Fair

    by  • October 15, 2018 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Daniela Villanueva, as provided by Alyssa N. Vaughn Art provided by Errow Collins I’d like to tell you about the first time I ever took out a superhero. I was eleven. The afternoon it all began, I sat at my desk with my arms crossed, scowling at my science textbook. I...

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