• The Trash Construct

    by  • July 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Miguel Hojuelas, as provided by Juan Angel Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye It smelled like wet cardboard the day Mr. Lorenzo took up in flight. The pitter-patter of rain on the aluminum roofs had ceased and, in its place, steam rose from the muddy slopes, the smear of smog vanishing from the sky...

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    Missing Apocalypse

    by  • July 22, 2013 • 2 Comments

    An essay by Jason Cartwright and Timothy Cartwright, as provided by D. M. Allan Photograph by Dawn Vogel Dear Peter, I read the obituary you wrote for my grandfather and I really appreciate what you said about him. I know he wasn’t everyone’s favourite philosopher but he deserved recognition and you gave him that...

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    Review of Clockwork Fairy Tales

    by  • July 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A review by Dawn Vogel Clockwork Fairy Tales (2013, Rok Books), edited by Stephen L. Antczak and James C. Bassett, is an anthology of nine steampunk adaptations of classic fairy tales. Growing up with Disney movies, I expected that I’d enjoy retellings of some of my favorites, but I was surprised when the first...

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    On Dragon Eyes

    by  • July 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Practical Technique for Spectacle Removal in the Royal Dragon (Draco regius) By Simonius Selvius, scholar-in-residence at the University of Heliopolis South, and Harun ibn Saleh Abd al-Bari, senior researcher at the University of the Nile, as provided by Sarah Frost Art by Katie Nyborg Introduction The eyes of the dragon possess qualities unique...

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    Our Devilish Savior

    by  • July 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An editorial by Dr. Francis Niemann, as provided by J. Rohr Photograph by Dawn Vogel Damnation through salvation. The concept isn’t new. As St. Bernard of Clairvaux observed, “L’enfer est plein de bonnes volontés et désirs.” Or, in a more familiar fashion, the path to hell is paved with good intentions. Consequently, the promise...

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    Spring 2013 LIIIIIIIIVES!

    by  • July 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Hello all! I pushed this back a day since we had a story appearing on the site, but now I’m free and clear to share with all of you: Mad Scientist Journal: Spring 2013 is now available through both Smashwords and Amazon. We’ve got a stellar line-up of featured authors this quarter: K.C. Ball, David...

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    Keep Your Pants On

    by  • July 1, 2013 • 1 Comment

    An essay by Dr. Keith Piantsov, Ph.D., as provided by Heather Frederick Art by Luke Spooner/Carrion House I’d been raised not to stare. But surely her dog wouldn’t mind–for science? For a week, each morning she’d walked him past my table outside the library and made eyes at me. She had cropped hair and...

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