• Posts Tagged ‘Space Travel’

    Space Travel Throughout the History of MSJ

    by  • May 23, 2019 • MSJ Time Machine • 0 Comments

    A glimpse of the Deep Space Atomic Clock in the middle bay of the General Atomics Orbital Test Bed spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA

    We’ve published a lot of science fiction stories involving space travel over the years at Mad Scientist Journal. Here’s just a few of them! “Every Little Star” by Fiona Moore (an alternate history look at 1960s space travel and technology) “Introduction to the Journal of Interplanetary Lycan Studies, Volume 1” by S. Qiouyi Lu...

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    Fiction: Retirement Options

    by  • May 20, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Retirement Options"

    An excerpt from the journals of former Intergalactic Police (IGP) Agent Irene Magnus, as provided by Sam Crane Art by Luke Spooner “Cheers!” I clinked my round tumbler against the whiskey bottle with a little plink! and knocked back a third of what was in my glass. “Leave the bottle” had been the smartest...

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    Every Little Star

    by  • January 21, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "Every Little Star"

    An essay by Evangeline Artemisia “Artie” Quelch, as provided by Fiona Moore Art by America Jones 5 May 1963. Two weeks sealed in the pilot’s cabin on top of the gigantic Shackleton speed-of-light rocket had made me intimately familiar with the size of the universe. Of being approximately sixty-six thousand cubic centimetres of wet...

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    The State of Mad Science, 2016

    by  • December 26, 2016 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "The State of Mad Science, 2016"

    A speech by Professor T.D. McClure, MPhD, President of the Mad Scientists of America, presented by Laura Roberts Art by America Jones Dr. Evil, Mr. Vice President, Members of the International Scientific Community, my enemies, my co-conspirators, my fellow Mad Scientists: The State of Mad Science in 2016 is a precarious one, despite our...

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    Public Announcements

    by  • September 28, 2015 • Fiction • 1 Comment

    Public Announcements

    A message from Calvin Madison, Press Secretary, Nagasaki Planetation Provided by Christopher J. Teuton Art by Ariel Alian Wilson With Phase One of our new Residential Improvement Program completed, we at Nagasaki Planetation feel as if it is necessary to remind you, the public, of a few of your local laws that may have changed over the New Year. Since...

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    Hamlet and Ashley

    by  • May 18, 2015 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Hamlet and Ashley

    As provided by Leland Neville Art by Luke Spooner Dewey Glass, a freelance space monitor, shares the following intercepted communications from the starship Preemptive Strike:     Greetings Supreme Commander: Observing your meticulous torturing of the hapless reactionaries was both an amusing spectacle and an enlightening experience. Keep those highlight videos coming! As always, you...

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    Accelerating Universe

    by  • October 20, 2014 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    A log by cryotechnician Coadyl Rassin. Here, transcribed by Dennis Staples Art by Justine McGreevy My shift begins an hour after I wake up, whatever time that is. I don’t really know. I haven’t gotten used to reading the ship’s clocks. The alarms are set up by the computer techs though, so I never...

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