Mad Scientist Journal: Spring 2013

Edited by Dawn Vogel and Jeremy Zimmerman

by Andy Brown, K. G. Jewell, Diana Parparita, Torrey Podmajersky, Michael Rettig, Richard Zwicker

Undead love, clog dancing aliens, succubi and giant slugs. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book.

Mad Scientist Journal: Spring 2013 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 K.C. Ball, David D. Levine, Cat Rambo, and Trent Walters. 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 K. Esta, Mathew Allen Garcia, Janka Hobbs, K. S. O'Neill, J.J. Roth, Megan Vogel, Richard Zwicker, Zoe McAuley, Jason Lairamore, Myke Edwards, Michael Rettig, K.G. Jewell, Diana Parparita, Torrey Podmajersky, Andy Brown, and Parker McKenzie. Illustrations are provided by Scarlett O'Hairdye, Shannon, Legler, Luke Spooner, Katie Nyborg, and Justine McGreevy.

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.


K. G. Jewell

K. G. Jewell lives and writes in Austin, Texas. He bakes a mean boule. His website, which is rarely updated, is lit.kgjewell.com.


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.


Michael Rettig

Michael Rettig is a left handed, red headed only child who sees shapes in clouds no one else does. Once when fired from a job, instead of getting drunk, he went alone to a room and read Orwell’s 1984 straight through. This is Mike’s second story for Mad Scientist Journal. His first story was "Chuck the Alien." After an insanely stressful career as a stockbroker, Mike writes short stories. He’s won a couple of short fiction contests and been a writing contest director. His writing critique group, "The Word Herd," meets frequently at the local Barnes and Noble.


Richard Zwicker

Richard Zwicker is an English teacher living in Vermont, USA, with his wife and beagle. His short stories have appeared in Penumbra, Farstrider Magazine, Perihelion Science Fiction, and other semi-pro markets. A collection of his short stories, Walden Planet and Other Stories, is available on Amazon.