• News from Mad Scientists

    by  • June 14, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy

    Chapter One of MSJ alum Domenic diCiacca’s serial story, “Time’s Angel, Part 1,” is available at the Grantville Gazette. Future installments will follow. Dr. Candida Spillard, both an author and a scientist in her own right, has an article entitled “Radio Waves for Sci-fi Authors” as part of the Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy...

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    Review of Behind the Mask

    by  • June 7, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Behind the Mask (Meerkat Press, 2017) is a collection of twenty super hero stories, but you won’t find a lot of knock-down, drag-out fights between heroes and villains in this anthology. Instead, Behind the Mask focuses on super heroes dealing with matters of everyday life, while still having powers, nemeses, and the myriad other...

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    The New OPEC

    by  • May 29, 2017 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Ollie Garky, brought to our attention by E. B. Fischadler Art by Luke Spooner Mr. (or Ms.) President: I have an important proposal for the leaders of the western nations. If they are wise enough to adopt my plan, the West can establish control over the world’s economy and have the...

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    The Fissure of Rolando

    by  • May 22, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Art for "The Fissure of Rolando"

    An essay by Euphemia Thorniwork, as provided by Judith Field Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye November, 1890 A splash of water in my face brought me round. I opened my eyes and sat up to find myself in the lecture theatre of Huxley College, Oxford, where a mathematics lecture was in progress. Spaulding, my fellow...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: April 2017

    by  • May 18, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Table at Pulicon

    April was the hard push at reading slush, and very little else was accomplished. Here’s what the numbers looked like. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: ($17.06) Stories: ($75.00) Art: ($582.08) Advertising: ($30.00) Processing Fees: ($26.49) Conventions: ($80.00) Donations: $38.71 Ad Revenue: $0.48 Kickstarter: $22.00 Physical Sales: $146.00 Online Book Sales: $41.09...

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    An Interview with Matt Youngmark

    by  • May 17, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Cover for The "Wonderful" Wizard of Futhermucking Oz

    Matt Youngmark recently agreed to sit down for a virtual interview with editor Dawn Vogel. Not only is he a friend of the MSJ editors, he’s also done a couple memorable covers for our quarterly magazine, and he’s also the guy who does the fancy layout for our anthologies. Recently, he published The “Wonderful”...

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    Announcing the Utter Fabrication Table of Contents!

    by  • May 16, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Utter Fabrication cover art

    We have all the contracts back from the authors, so we feel comfortable sharing this list of stories that will be in the anthology. We received 242 submissions., ore than double our previous record amount. There were many good stories, more than we could possibly accept. The final selection process was agonizing. Of those...

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