Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2012

Edited by Dawn Vogel and Jeremy Zimmerman

by Andy Brown, Sean Frost, Diana Parparita, Torrey Podmajersky

Life on Mars, self cloning, military reports on the supernatural, turkeys brought back from the dead. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book.

Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2012 collects three months worth of essays from the fictional worlds of mad science. Included are four new pieces of fiction written for the discerning mad scientist readers written by Sean Frost, Caren Gussoff, Jon Arthur Kitson, and Diana Parparita. Readers will also find other resources for the budding mad scientist, including an advice column and other brief messages from mad scientists.

Authors featured in this volume also include Darrell Albert, Adam Aresty, Keith Baldwin, Folly Blaine, Andy Brown, Rebecca L. Brown, Gary Cuba, Sylvia Cullinan, K. Esta, James Kowalczyk, Laura Littlejohn, Parker McKenzie, Roger Pattison, Torrey Podmajersky, Eryk Pruitt, James Rowland, Kenneth Schneyer, Justin Short, R.G. Summers, Tamara Zachary, and Richard Zwicker. Illustrations are provided by Justine McGreevy, Katie Nyborg, and Eleanor Leonne Bennett.

About the Authors

Andy Brown

Andy Brown is a musician and entertainer living near Edinburgh in Scotland. (He doesn't currently own a kilt but does play bagpipes a little.) He is a pleasant enough fellow with a healthy interest in many things and an obsessive interest in many others. (Music, computers, astronomy, reading, writing…) He plays a wide variety of instruments to a wide variety of standards. His greatest happiness is his family and the fact that he wakes every morning still breathing. His greatest sadness is that he might die before warp travel, teleportation, and Klingons are discovered.


Sean Frost

Sean Frost is a software developer in Michigan, who writes comics and stories while watching horror and science fiction movies. He lives with four demanding cats and a very understanding wife. It is entirely likely that he has a few too many hobbies.


Diana Parparita

Diana Parparita’s short stories have appeared in Mad Scientist Journal, Enchanted Conversation, Avast, Ye Airships!, and other publications. She is currently working on the fantasy web-novel Toadmila Wartly, which can be found at toadmila.blogspot.com.


Torrey Podmajersky

Delivered by time travelers to a newly-cooled Earth, Torrey Podmajersky spent her formative years in de facto world domination. Since her peaceful abdication, she and her knifemaking husband embroider the outskirts of imaginalia with monsters, tools, and words.