• Mad Scientists in the Wild

    by  • January 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Mad scientists never slow down, so here are some newsly items regarding other accomplishments of our misunderstood geniuses. First up is a correction of an earlier gaff of mine. Gary Cuba‘s “The Fine Point“, which is also available in the new Autumn 2012 collection, has an audio version! I had offered to post a...

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    The Goliath Complex

    by  • January 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An essay by James Dultry, as provided by Franz Bidinger III Illustration by Luke Spooner The newspapers called it Colombian Devil’s Breath. The scientists, Scopolamine. I call it the drug that ruined our country. This isn’t a morality tale about the war on drugs or some sad story about how addiction destroyed our youth....

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    Dividend

    by  • January 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An essay by E. E. Malatesta, as provided by Nicholas P. Oakley Art by Katie Nyborg “Imagine a drug. A virus, actually. One so powerful, so clever, that you could release it inside a dome or on a station full of hundreds, thousands, of people and it would go undetected. And imagine that this virus would...

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    Autumn 2012 is here!

    by  • January 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    It took a week and a half to get back on track and get stuff together, but it is with much joy that we announce that Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2012 is now available for sale on Smashwords. I’m pretty excited about this quarter’s collection. We got a lot of really great submissions for...

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    Dear Father,

    by  • January 7, 2013 • 1 Comment

    A letter by Subject 025, as provided by A.W. Gifford Photography by Eleanor Leonne Bennett If you’re reading this, I must be dead. Of course, you’ve probably already figured that much out. I want you to know that this was all your fault. No, I’m not saying that you were a mean father when I was...

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    Evaporation

    by  • December 31, 2012 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Newton Hickson, as provided by Justin Short I’m the guy who punches tigers in the face for a living. You might have read about me in one of those articles on animal cruelty. Maybe heard my name shouted by the hippies who spend their time playing chicken with whaling boats. But...

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    How I Learned to Love My Clones

    by  • December 24, 2012 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Dr. Cortico Vox as procured by Folly Blaine Illustration by Justine McGreevy When I began my illustrious career as “mad” scientist, I considered clones a necessary evil. It pains me to admit this now, but I failed to see my clones as individuals, but rather, they were mere pawns in my...

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    Military Applications of Magical Beings

    by  • December 17, 2012 • 0 Comments

    A report by Professor Jason Dirigible, as provided by Andy Brown Illustration by Justine McGreevy REPORT TO HEADS OF STAFF AUGUST 14th 2012 Introduction In February 2010, I was asked by the assembled heads of staff to look into the military applications of magical beings. My choices were influenced by considerations of availability, cost,...

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    The Saddest Mad Scientist

    by  • December 10, 2012 • 0 Comments

    An essay by A.F.W., as provided by Julianne Pachico There is nothing sadder than a mad scientist hell-bent on world domination whose killer clone-producing machine doesn’t work. When the thick clouds of smoke first start hissing out from the desperately whirring engine, and the room slowly fills with the smell of burning popcorn, the first...

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