• Strange Science: The Meteor and the Blood Moon

    by  • March 8, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Blood moon from January 2018

    Amateur and professional astronomers alike got an exciting treat during January’s blood moon–a meteor impacted the surface of the moon while all eyes were on the skies. While scientists say that meteors of the size observe strike the moon about once a week, seeing one during the blood moon marks a novel occasion. Never...

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    More Cryptozoology

    by  • March 7, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Bronze figure of a griffin

    If you enjoyed Monday’s cryptozoology story, here are a few more stories you might also enjoy! “How to Build a Pig-Duck” by Rachel Rodman (hybrid and chimera creatures) “The Benefits and Risks of Calorific Fat Cell Inversion” by Denzell Cooper (Lovecraftian critters in a lab setting) “A Distant Honk” by Holly Schofield (an unusual...

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    Horror Tales from Our Alumni

    by  • March 6, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Maledictions

    We’ve got a couple of Mad Scientist Journal alumni with horror short stories of note. Author J. C. Stearns is among the authors with a story from the dark side of the Warhammer universe in a forthcoming anthology, Maledictions, which is due out in early April. Author Steve Toase has two stories that made the final...

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    Submissions Open for I Didn’t Break the Lamp!

    by  • March 5, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Banner image for I Didn't Break the Lamp

    With the end of our successful Kickstarter for our next anthology, submissions are now open for stories for I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances! We’re looking for first person speculative fiction tales about imaginary friends, imaginary enemies, and things somewhere in between. To learn more about what we’re looking for, and...

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    A Last Minute Message for the Youth

    by  • March 4, 2019 • 0 Comments

    A letter from Richard Rictor, as provided by Brodie Lowe Art provided by Luke Spooner Preparation is key. Especially when going up against Iredell County’s newest monsters in those woods behind your house. Given the fact that none of us know what caused the research facility’s outbreak, we can assume that city hall was...

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    Strange Science: Correcting a Photosynthetic Glitch

    by  • March 1, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Young plant seedlings

    Plants have gotten too good at photosynthesis, resulting in poorer crop yields, particularly in hotter weather. As climate change drives temperatures higher in parts of the world, scientists are working on a way to engineer a shortcut for plants so they can grow up to 40 percent larger than those with this photosynthetic glitch....

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: January 2019

    by  • February 28, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Banner image for I Didn't Break the Lamp

    January was focused getting ready for our Kickstarter. Which ends the day this post goes live, February 28th. If you happen to catch this post before then, we’d love your support. Maybe we have funded by the time you read this. Maybe it fell through. We just won’t know. Either way, this month will...

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    Review of Broken Metropolis

    by  • February 27, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Broken Metropolis

    Broken Metropolis (Mason Jar Press, 2018), edited by dave ring, is an anthology of short stories and poetry centered on urban fantasy with queer characters. Though the collection only includes ten pieces, their impact makes this book seem like more. As is the case with many anthologies, some of the stories proved more appealing...

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    The Essence of Sprout

    by  • February 25, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Art for "The Essence of Sprout"

    An essay by Professor Caldwell Mook, as told to Nick Morrish Art by Leigh Legler It is not often that I agree to become personally involved in one of the scientific experiments that I am investigating. Generally, I prefer to observe and deride from a safe distance. However, Doctor Felix Happensnapper’s research into sensory...

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