• Strange Science: Kangaroos in Austria?

    by  • September 14, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Popular t-shirt in Austria explaining "No Kangaroos in Austria"

    Kangaroos live in Australia, not Austria. But since 2015, there have been four incidents of kangaroos being spotted in Austria, far from their native lands. Some of the kangaroos spotted in Austria have been pets that got loose. (Who knew that people in Austria kept kangaroos as pets?) And one of them came from...

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    An Interview with Patrick Hurley

    by  • September 13, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Abstract magical background

    Today, we’re talking with Patrick Hurley, who is one of the authors included in Battling in All Her Finery! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Patrick Hurley: I grew up in the Midwest and got my start in publishing when I interned for the Great Books Foundation in Chicago during my senior year in college....

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    On Kickstarter: Life of Melody

    by  • September 12, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Life of Melody

    If you like cute graphic novels with queer romance and constructed families, you might want to check out Life of Melody on Kickstarter! Life of Melody is written by Mari Costa, the author of the webcomic Peritale. The story is about a fairy godfather and a beast raising a human child and deals with the...

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    Pre-Orders for Battling in All Her Finery!

    by  • September 11, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Battling in All Her Finery

    Our fifth Mad Scientist Journal anthology, Battling in All Her Finery, releases on October 16, 2018! Within, you can find 21 stories of women leaders of all sorts! We’re excited to see this book coming to fruition, and we think our readers will enjoy it! If you backed our Kickstarter for this book, we’ll be sending...

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    The Bet

    by  • September 10, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Art for "The Bet"

    An essay by Raxx Wimcombe, as provided by K. Tracy-Lee Art by Leigh Legler Walking amongst the crowds of the main street that ran perpendicular to the rows of outdoor merchants and the Gardens of King Hekkon, under whom I served in one of his battalions, I felt a presence that I had felt...

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    Strange Science: Bees as Interior Designers?

    by  • September 7, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Bees on a flower

    Scientists in Turkey and Iran have identified a species of bees that creates nests for their eggs out of mud and flower petals, making beautiful small cocoons in which their young grow! The Osmia (Ozbekosima) avoseta bee constructs these delicate cocoons, fills them with nutrients for their offspring, and then seals a single egg into each...

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    An Interview with Tais Teng

    by  • September 6, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Tais Teng

    Today, we’re chatting with Tais Teng, one of our Battling in All Her Finery authors! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Tais Teng: Tais Teng (1952) is a Dutch sf writer, illustrator, poet and sculptor. Saddled with the quite unpronounceable name of Thijs van Ebbenhorst Tengbergen, he shortened that to Tais Teng to leave...

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    Mad Scientist Alum in Many Media!

    by  • September 5, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for two collections by Jamie Lackey

    We’ve been busy here at Mad Scientist Journal, and so have some of our alumni! From short stories to YouTube to awards, check out what folks have been up to! Jamie Lackey has recently published two short story collections with Air and Nothingness Press. Both A Metal Box Floating Between Stars and Other Stories and The Blood...

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    An Interview with A. J. Fitzwater

    by  • September 4, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Author A. J. Fitzwater

    Today, we’re chatting with A. J. Fitzwater about their story in Battling in All Her Finery! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! A. J. Fitzwater: There is a tale of one squeezed up with the mud through the cracks between bays and grapevine. There is the story where I grew from the purple hair down. There’s...

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