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Scientist create a virus to wipe out our enemies, but instead, it changes the human DNA

In a quest for ultimate power, and military advantage, some of the greatest minds, in the US military, create a bioengineered chemical weapon, VX-99. The result: the spread of a deadly virus called the Hemorrhage Virus, which, eventually, will force the evolution of some humans into unthinkable monsters called Variants.

To eradicate the Hemorrhage Virus, they bioengineer another chemical weapon with the hope that it will right a wrong. However, another virus has been gaining strength right under their noses.

After its near eradication, since the turn of the Century, the Bubonic Plague has returned to ravage humanity.
It has spread with voracity across the United States, leaving only death and suffering in its wake. But, for some, there is hope for survival in a few small pockets of uninfected areas called Safe Zones.
Nevertheless, for one Ex-Marine, Fletcher McBride, and his family, traveling to a Safe Zone hidden in the mountains of Alaska, bringing with it the promise of new beginnings, and a sense of normality, with farming, community, including small family homes, a church, even trading and small businesses, infrastructure, may prove to be more risky and dangerous. Their security Is at great risk as the Plague is not their only enemy. They must also outrun and defend their lives from their own government, intent on wiping out all inhabitants in known infected areas, even if there are many people who have not been infected. And then there are the Invisibles, the monsters, which were once human, and have evolved into creatures, now known as Variants.
Unless seen by special UV Detection Goggles (UVDS), these Variants can make themselves virtually invisible by camouflaging or adapting to anything in their environment. They heal quickly, fly, and can see clearly in the dark, as they are also nocturnal. Their ability to scale walls can be nearly effortless. And when they finally show themselves, it’s already too late.
If Fletcher and his family, however, make it to the Safe Zone, what will they find there: Safety or a new, even more deadlier enemy?


Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2017



Phantom limb surgery, dimensional windows, and sentient androids. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book.

Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2017 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there are also pieces of fiction from Rhonda Eikamp, Darrell Z. Grizzle, and Joachim Heijndermans. Readers will also find other resources for the budding mad scientist, including an advice column, gossip column, and other brief messages from mad scientists.

Authors featured in this volume also include Isaac Teile, H. E. Bergeron, S. Qiouyu Lu, Candida Spillard, Steve Toase, E. R. Zhang, Kaitlin Moore, Maureen Bowden, Wesley O. Cohen, Megan Dorei, Allison Spector, Sam Jowett, Domenic diCiacca, Melanie Atherton Allen, Andy Brown, Darci Vogel, Dawn Vogel, Dylan Vogel, Lucinda Gunnin, and Sean Frost. Art by Amanda Jones, Shannon Legler, Luke Spooner, Ariel Alian Wilson, Errow Collins, Scarlett O’Hairdye, and Justine McGreevy.