Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2013

Edited by Dawn Vogel and Jeremy Zimmerman

by Carrie Cuinn, Robert Dawson, Kate Elizabeth, J. A. Grier, John A. McColley, Diana Rohlman

Cryptobotany, infernal bargains, virtual universes, mind control drugs in the water supply. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book.

Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2013 collects three months worth of essays from the fictional worlds of mad science. Included are three new pieces of fiction written for the discerning mad scientist readers written by Alexis A. Hunter, Folly Blaine, and Antoinette McCormick. 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 Brandon Miller, Kate Elizabeth, John A. McColley, Jeffrey Wooten, Carrie Cuinn, Robert Dawson, Diana Rohlman, Peter J. Carter, Ben Revermann, Franco Raud, Adam Rowe, Sean Patrick Hazlett, and J.A. Grier. Illustrations are provided by Luke Spooner, Katie Nyborg, Scarlett O'Hairdye, Justine McGreevy, and Shannon Legler.

About the Authors

Carrie Cuinn

Carrie Cuinn is a writer, editor, historian, and geek. In her spare time, she researches local history, enjoys music and art house cinema, cooks everything, reads voraciously, and tries to find time for sleep. Find her online at @CarrieCuinn or at http://carriecuinn.com.


Robert Dawson

Robert Dawson has a Ph.D., teaches mathematics at a Nova Scotian University, and writes science fiction.


Kate Elizabeth

Kate Elizabeth lives in Melbourne, Australia. When she isn't working, she likes to write the occasional short story.


J. A. Grier

Dr. J. A. Grier is a planetary scientist, poet, fiction writer, and wine lover. Her stories and poems have appeared in venues such as Mad Scientist Journal, Eye to the Telescope, Liquid Imagination, and Mirror Dance. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. Dr. Grier spends her time penning odd articles, reading strange stories, comparing vintages, and looking at impact craters on other worlds. She throws a fabulous Halloween party every year where one room is decorated entirely in eyeballs. Her babblings can be found at jagrier.com and @grierja on Twitter.


John A. McColley

John A. McColley claims to be a recent father of three, living at the edge of a three-hundred-acre wood. Evidence mounts that he, too, has lost touch with reality after months of sleep deprivation, spinning tales of mechanical men and magic. He reports waking many times a night to the screaming of very cute, but very angry, tiny, twin demons who demand milk and diaper changes.


Diana Rohlman

Diana lives in the Pacific Northwest, invariably spending the rainy days inside, writing, with a glass of wine nearby, and her dog offering helpful critiques. Her website can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/rohlmandiana