• Failure to Comply

    by  • October 2, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Art for "Failure to Comply"

    Diary by Raya Fallere and reports by L. D. Summus, as provided by Sarah Cavar Art by Errow Collins Purity Commission for the Maintenance of Our Perfect Order Reports on The Recent Escape of Self-Hacking Defective As transcribed by L. D. Summus The following file has been collected from the personal belongings of Defective...

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    Strange Science: Ancient Greek Temples on Fault Lines?

    by  • September 29, 2017 • 1 Comment

    Ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi

    A geologist researching fault lines in Greece has hypothesized that the ancient Greeks may have intentionally built their temples on fault lines, in order to expose themselves to prophetic visions caused by hallucination. The idea of the Pythia, the high priestess at the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, inhaling hallucinatory gasses to acquire her...

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    More Alumni News

    by  • September 27, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Business As Usual

    Our mad scientist alums have had a very productive summer. Here are a few more things that have been published or accomplished recently! S. Qiouyi Lu’s story, “What Could Be,” appeared at Daily Science Fiction. Escape Pod produced Caroline M. Yoachim’s story, “Four Seasons in the Forest of Your Mind,” in an audio version....

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    Horace McClarm’s Invention

    by  • September 25, 2017 • 2 Comments

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    An essay by Detective Gentry Harris, as provided by┬áDomenic diCiacca Art by Amanda Jones “Let me assure you, Mr. McClarm, calling us was the right thing to do. I’m Detective Harris. Now take your time and start at the beginning, or you can simply show me where the body is.” Electronics, mechanical gadgets, and...

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    Strange Science: Unidentified Gelatinous Spheres

    by  • September 22, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Large gelatinous sphere off the west coast of Norway

    Divers and scientists are baffled by the appearance of large gelatinous spheres, up to a meter across, that have appeared in the ocean off the west coast of Norway, among other locations. Spotted in cold, northern locales and off the coast of Turkey, some have speculated that these could be eggs laid by giant...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: August 2017

    by  • September 21, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Dawn Vogel as Velma

    August was comparatively quiet, all told. Our big shipping extravaganza hadn’t happened yet, so the expenses are pretty low. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: (-$17.06) Stories: (-$290.00) Art: (-$562.63) Advertising: (-$87.02) Processing Fees: (-$34.96) Printing: (-$154.62) Donations: $310.96 Ad Revenue: $0.32 Online Book Sales: $26.31 Total: (-$808.70) QTD: (-$2,417.57) YTD:...

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    Review of Everfair by Nisi Shawl

    by  • September 20, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Everfair

    Everfair (Tor Books, 2016) is the debut novel from acclaimed speculative fiction short-story author Nisi Shawl. The book is an interesting read that showcases Shawl’s background with short stories, as some chapters could be short stories unto themselves. But the narrative framework of the book, which is more about the country of Everfair than...

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