Category Archive 'Mad Scientist'

01 Dec 2016

US Army: Attention, Mad Scientists…

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Small Wars Journal:

The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is pleased to announce its first Mad Scientist Science Fiction Writing Contest and will accept submissions between November 22, 2016 and February 15, 2017.

The topic for this competition is “Warfare in 2030 to 2050.” Writers from all walks of life have the opportunity to contribute ideas that are outside what the Army is already considering about the future. These stories are being used to explore fresh ideas about the future of warfare and technology. Writers are asked to consider (but not limited to) how trends in science, technology, society, the global economy, and other aspects could change the world in a meaningful way, with implications for how the Army operates in future conflicts.

The winning contestant will receive an invitation with most expenses paid to the concluding 2017 Mad Scientist Conference co-hosted by Georgetown University, Center for Security Studies, School of Foreign Service, Washington, D.C. Submissions selected as runners up will be published in one of several professional military journals.

For more information and guidelines for the competition visit the TRADOC G2 2017 Mad Scientist Conference Science Fiction Writing Contest Page or contact Allison Winer at

Hat tip to Karen L. Myers.

09 Dec 2008

Little Mad Scientist Blocks

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Karen found the perfect Xmas present for twisted children of all ages. The alphabetical blocks feature such essential topics as:

A – Appendages

H – Henchmen

M – Maniacal

P – Peasants (with Pitchforks)

S – Self-experimentation

T – Tentacles

U – Underground Lair

Z – Zombies


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