Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2015

Edited by Dawn Vogel and Jeremy Zimmerman

by Maureen Bowden, Domenic diCiacca, Judith Field, Diana Parparita, Torrey Podmajersky, Steve Toase, Deborah Walker, 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

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.


Domenic diCiacca

Domenic diCiacca lives on a farm in Missouri where he excels as a time-share mattress for cats. Domenic's hobby is making his wife laugh.


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.


Diana Parparita

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.


Steve Toase

Archaeologist and writer Steve Toase lives in North Yorkshire, England, and Munich, Germany.

His work has appeared in Scheherezade's Bequest, Not One Of Us, and Cafe Irreal, amongst others. In 2014, "Call Out" (first published in Innsmouth Magazine) was reprinted in The Best Horror Of The Year. He is also a regular Fortean Times reviewer.

Recently, Steve worked with Becky Cherriman and Imove on Haunt, about Harrogate's haunting presence in the lives of people experiencing homelessness in the town.

stevetoase.wordpress.com


Deborah Walker

Deborah Walker grew up in the most English town in the country, but she soon high-tailed it down to London, where she now lives with her partner, Chris, and her two young children. Find Deborah in the British Museum trawling the past for future inspiration or on her blog: http://deborahwalkersbibliography.blogspot.com/. Her stories have appeared in Nature’s Futures, Cosmos, Daily Science Fiction, and The Year’s Best SF 18.


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