• Therium 99

    by  • May 21, 2012 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Virgil Ther, presented by Mark Andrew Edwards Illustration by Katie Nyborg Day 1: Early September Dear diary, Finally getting things set up around here. The grant money from the Department of Defense will be put to great use. And not just for this wicked cool digital recorder. Hello? Hello? Heh, I can...

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    Losing It

    by  • May 14, 2012 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Samantha Higson, as provided by Davin Ireland. “Don’t talk to me about the ironies of life,” Josh Rideout complained for perhaps the twentieth time that afternoon, “I’ve had it up to here with ironies. Big ones, small ones, they’ll be the death of me yet.” Possibly to illustrate the point, he...

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    Our Crystal Sky Is Cracking

    by  • May 7, 2012 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Odette Begichev, presented by Rosemary Jones Illustration by Katie Nyborg Come away from the window, Father. Turn away from the dark reflections in the glass. The lights went out hours ago. Let me warm your hands in mine. I will pour some wine for you. Father, look at me, for I am...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: April 2012

    by  • May 1, 2012 • 0 Comments

    There has been some positive interest in a regular blog post about the behind the scenes of making an e-zine. I’ve never done anything like this before, so it’s been a chance to see what editors face. For this first post, my thought is to also cover the initial genesis and the lead-up to...

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    The Exploded Manifestations of Ari Ascher

    by  • April 30, 2012 • 0 Comments

    An anonymous essay, presented by Nathaniel K. Miller A heavy wave slams against the hull of the skiff, jolting me to awareness. The sea is black around me, full of looming spirit dangers, of the unknown and the unknowable. In the distance, the island juts from the roiling surface, a ten-mile plateau perched just...

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    An informal poll about content

    by  • April 25, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Hello folks! I’ve had a couple people ask me about the behind the scenes of running Mad Scientist Journal. So I thought I’d ask the people who follow along if that would have any interest to them. My main thought is a once a month piece recapping how things have gone the previous month:...

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    Proton Pursuit

    by  • April 23, 2012 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Dr. Lars, as presented by D.K. Snape There’s a flaw in the Hadron Collider. I know it. So do you, if you search down deep. Remember how queasy you felt when they first talked about starting it up? Remember all the protests? We finally accepted it. We had to. Otherwise, the...

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    Some newsly bits

    by  • April 18, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Just a quick note to let you guys know about some small changes done to the site. I’ve added a few social media thingies, so each story will have a link to share it. If you like the stories you read here, and want to see more of them, please share the stories so...

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    The Ghosts of Ganymede

    by  • April 16, 2012 • 0 Comments

    An essay by Dr. Krista Solaris, presented by Suzanne van Rooyen Illustration by Katie Nyborg For six months we hurtled through the solar system towards that bright rock so dwarfed by the shadow of its planet, Jupiter. At last we approached our destination. Ganymede lay ensconced in the stellar soup surrounding it, rippled purple...

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    The Barrier

    by  • April 9, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Essay by Logan Merritt, presented by James Ford Illustration by Katie Nyborg There is, in the universe, a constant flux of destiny, luck and happenstance which creates the very fabric of reality. A system, for want of a better word, that establishes balance, a balance that exists under constant assault–tipped and set right and...

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