• New Fiction by K.S. O’Neill on Daily Science Fiction

    by  • May 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Mad Scientist Journal alum K.S. O’Neill, who brought us the delightful “Protocol 3.1” last month has a new story titled “Nitpick” that is now available on Daily Science Fiction. With his story is some awesome photography by Eleanor Bennett. You can check it out here: http://dailysciencefiction.com/science-fiction/future-societies/k-s-o-neill/nitpick  

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    Safety in Quiet

    by  • May 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Troy Martin, as provided by Jason Lairamore Photograph by Eleanor Leonne Bennett My name is Troy Martin. I’m locked in a sound proof room deep underground in a government building you’ve never heard of but probably have driven by a thousand times. Yes, there is a particular reason why I picked...

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    Just One Week Remaining!

    by  • May 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    We have one week (okay, eight days technically), left on our special call for submissions. Again we are looking for: Short and Flash Fiction of any genre, with a bias towards SF/F/H.  Fictional Classified Ads from the World of Mad Science Questions for our advice column. Details on how to send these can be...

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    The Monster Is the Father to the Child

    by  • May 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Frankenstein, as provided by Richard Zwicker Art by Katie Nyborg “Are you Frankenstein?” The question was laughable. I was seven feet tall, with a head flatter than the Netherlands, and twin electrodes sticking out the sides of my neck. I was either Frankenstein or the latest in Halloween shoe trees. After...

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    News of Mad Scientists

    by  • May 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A couple of our alumni have had some publishing successes I thought I’d share with you. Eryk Pruitt originally appeared here with his tale of time travel gone wrong called “Coda.”  He now has a story up at One Million Stories titled “Levee Camp Moan.” Also, Django Mathijsen, who brought us a tale of...

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    Oenophilia

    by  • May 6, 2013 • 2 Comments

    An essay by Dr. W, as provided by Megan Vogel. Photograph by Megan Vogel. I gazed thoughtfully at the dark emerald beaker, turning its smooth surface in my gloved hands. The dim light in my laboratory gave it an eerie, dull glow. How important this simple tool would be in my plan–the results of...

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    Our Quarterly Special Call for Submissions

    by  • May 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Once again, we are doing our special call for submissions. We are looking for: Flash and Short Fiction: This will be for the “fiction” section of our quarterly magazine. We have a bias towards speculative fiction, but will consider non-speculative pieces. Heck, it doesn’t even need to have mad scientists. We’re hoping to accept...

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    Women of Mad Science

    by  • April 30, 2013 • 3 Comments

    Earlier this week, I received a link to an article on Slate entitled “Why Aren’t There More Woman Sci-Fi Writers?” Here at Mad Scientist Journal we are certainly well-intentioned and try to evaluate each story on its own merits. We don’t actively try to get more submissions based off of gender or anything. So...

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