• Winter Science Experiments for Kids!

    by  • January 3, 2019 • 0 Comments

    If you’ve got kids at home for an extended winter break, you may be looking for a few activities to keep them occupied until they return to school. If so, Lemon Lime Adventures has a list of 20 great winter science experiments for kids. This looks like a great website for finding all kinds...

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    Review of Murder on the Titania

    by  • January 2, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Murder on the Titania

    Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures by Alex Acks (Queen of Swords Press, 2018) is a collection of four steampunk/alternate history mystery novellas and one short story featuring Captain Marta Ramos and her second in command, Simms, as they navigate and plunder the Duchy of Denver and nearby locales. Ramos and Simms...

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    Reads for a New Year

    by  • January 1, 2019 • 0 Comments

    If you’re looking for some stories to read on a lazy New Year’s Day, we’ve got a few about looking back and a few about new beginnings, both of which seem appropriate for the beginning of 2019. “Gray Eye Shuffle” by Brandon Nolta (a new beginning for a secondary character) “2ME2” by C. Girard...

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    The Synchronicity of Guilt and Gravity

    by  • December 31, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Art for "The Synchronicity of Guilt and Gravity"

    The 2035 Nobel Prize Lecture in Psycho-Physics Dr. Kilgore Bisson Lagrange L5 Colony PRIAM As provided by Richard Krepski Art provided by Errow Collins I first came upon the notion of the synchronicity of guilt and gravity in my background reading for an undergrad course on the Cold War–some flippant remarks in an essay...

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    Strange Science: Computer-Generated People

    by  • December 28, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Mannequin face, or face of an AI?

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been popping up all over the news and social media recently, primarily in the I Forced a Bot series of memes. But while perhaps an AI or bot can’t actually write the archetypal episode of your favorite show or commercial, AIs are now capable of generating images that are far...

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    Winter 2019 Now Available!

    by  • December 27, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Necromancy for fun and profit, training the next generation of monster hunters, and looking forward to a new year. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2019 collects twelve tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader,...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: November 2018

    by  • December 25, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Krampus

    November was a relatively quiet month as we shipped out the last of the backer rewards from our Kickstarter and working to get our Winter 2019 quarterly together.  Continue reading for a look at how this all shook out. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses.Web Resources: (-$17.06)Stories: (-$100.00)Art: (-$340.53)Advertising: (-$369.93)Processing Fees: (-$16.56)Printing:...

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    Two to the Power of One

    by  • December 24, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Art for "Two to the Power of One"

    An essay by Dr Kenneth Mueller, as provided by Melanie Rees Art provided by America Jones “It’s an arm. Just an arm.” I look at the skinny piece of meat attached to my shoulder. Devoid of muscle definition, it looks more like beef jerky. But beef jerky is edible, right? I lift my left...

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    Strange Science: Lava Floors

    by  • December 21, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Lava from a 1954 eruption. Not the floor.

    Sometimes, our Strange Science goes a little weirder than other weeks. This week is one of those. We started out by asking ourselves how “the floor is lava” became a thing. The first answer we found was related to a 1948 Roald Dahl story, in which the floor was actually red hot coals and...

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