Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2014

Edited by Dawn Vogel and Jeremy Zimmerman

by Andy Brown, Kate Elizabeth, Judith Field, Sean Frost, Deborah Walker

Breeding coat hangers, alien spies posing as children, a war against interplanetary mold. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book.

Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2014 collects three month's worth of essays from the fictional worlds of mad science. Included are three new pieces of fiction written for the discerning mad scientist reader by Bruce Harris, Clint Monette, and Richard Zwicker. 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 Judith Field, Deborah Walker, Christopher D. DiCicco, Sylvia Wrigley, Andy Brown, James Hanson, K. Kitts, Nick Nafpliotis, Marcelina Jacobs, Antonio Urias, David Pring-Mill, Michael Peach, Kate Elizabeth, Sean Frost, Lorraine Schein, Parker Mackenzie, and Russ Bickerstaff. Illustrations are provided by Shannon Legler, Katie Nyborg, Luke Spooner, Scarlett O'Hairdye, 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.


Kate Elizabeth

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


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.


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.


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.