• 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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    Protocol 3.1

    by  • April 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An essay by K. S. O’Neill Art by Luke Spooner/Carrion House Web Alpha: Access not granted. Protocol 2 not available. Protocol 3.0 not available. Protocol 3.1 engaged. Contact with web Alpha via temporal sheer bounce attempted via local web access. Access code: 6584641519687864163160684 # You will all have noticed that I did not attend...

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    Mad Scientist Journal now on Amazon!

    by  • April 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    After some technical delay, we finally have all four collections of Mad Scientist Journal available on Amazon! I’m hoping that breaking into the Amazon market will help offset the costs of operation. Even if you have no interest  in buying it, please at least take some time to help improve visibility: write a review,...

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    An Encounter with Hemphillia candelabru​m

    by  • April 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    From the Journal of Miss Allegra Bushwallow, as provided by Janka Hobbs Art by Katie Nyborg The night was dark, lit only by the phosphorescent trails of giant slugs sliding like zeppelins through the jungle trees. The incessant drone of insects was punctuated by the cries of night birds and the helpless bleating of...

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