Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2015

Edited by Dawn Vogel and Jeremy Zimmerman

by Torrey Podmajersky, Maureen Bowden, Judith Field, David J. Wing

Steampunk butlers, the execution of Earth, and binary fission in rabbits. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book.

Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2015 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there are also pieces of fiction from Anatoly Belilovsky, Judith Field, Diana Parparita, and Deborah Walker. Readers will also find other resources for the budding mad scientist, including an advice column, horoscopes, and other brief messages from mad scientists.

Authors featured in this volume also include Maureen Bowden, Adam Wykes, Stephen Toase, Alan Murdock, Daniel Coble, Rich Young, Richard Zwicker, Marlee Jane Ward, Alby Darling, Domenic diCiacca, Jennifer Mitchell, Dave D'Alessio, Torrey Podmajersky, Michael Hudson, Julie Bloss Kelsey, and David Wing. Illustrations by Luke Spooner, Shannon Legler, Amanda Jones, Justine McGreevy, Errow Collins, Scarlett O'Hairdye, and Ariel Alian Wilson.

About the Authors

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.


Maureen Bowden

Maureen Bowden is a Liverpudlian living with her musician husband in North Wales. She has had over a hundred stories and poems accepted for publication by paying markets. Silver Pen publishers nominated one of her stories for the 2015 international Pushcart Prize. She also writes song lyrics, mostly comic political satire, set to traditional melodies. Her husband has performed these in Folk clubs throughout England and Wales. She loves her family and friends, Rock 'n' Roll, Shakespeare, and cats.


Judith Field

Judith Field lives in London, UK. She is the daughter of writers, and learned how to agonise over fiction submissions at her mother's (and father's) knee. She's a pharmacist working in emergency medicine, a medical writer, editor, and indexer. She started writing in 2009. She mainly writes speculative fiction, a welcome antidote from the world she lives in. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications in the USA, UK, and Australia. When she's not working or writing, she studies English, knits, sings, and swims, not always at the same time. She blogs at Luna Station Quarterly.


David J. Wing

David is predominantly a short fiction writer, but he's venturing into children's novels at the moment. He has a beautiful wife, a gorgeous baby daughter and a needy dog. He runs a flash fiction site: www.zeroflash.wordpress.com