Mad Scientist Meets Cannibal

Robert T. Jeschonek
science fiction, short stories
Mad Scientist Meets Cannibal (PS Showcase #3) - Robert T. Jeschonek

Introduction by Mike Resnick. Cover art by Tomislav Tikulin.

The third in our series of PS Showcase mini-collections of short stories from some of genre fiction's best up-and-coming writers.

Welcome to the world of Mad Scientist Meets Cannibal. Where else can you come face to face with a giant rhinoporcupine? Dream the future in a jazz tune from Hell? Hunt down outlaws who commit the crime of love? Eat a walking, talking human feast? Find passion behind the lab coat of a smoking hot mad scientist?

Only in Mad Scientist Meets Cannibal.

In these pages, Robert T. Jeschonek will take you on a tour of the wildest places and people you've never imagined. You've never met anyone quite like Dr. Hildegarde Medici, the mad scientist worshipped from afar by her twisted assistant, Glugor... or the Genebillies of Best Virginia, rip-snortin' genetic engineers in the moonshiner tradition... or Manny the Ration, an edible man who feeds more than empty stomachs in an alien landscape gone berserk.

If you're looking for something mind-blowing, you've come to the right place. In Mad Scientist Meets Cannibal, gonzo fictioneer Robert T. Jeschonek sets his wild imagination loose in five free-for-alls that set a new standard for storytelling. It's all about a cutting edge mêlée style, an in-your-face storytelling for the 21st century that mashes up genres, tones, expectations, and the most fundamental rules of stories and language. At the core of this engine of big ideas, startling imagery, and unexpected connections, you'll always find a pounding heart of love and longing and wonder, its power amplified by the revolutionary matrix roaring around it.

Take your first step into this breakthrough literary mêléeand experience a convergence of science fiction and fantasy... thrills and theories... tears and laughter... truth and lies... insanity and enlightenment. Ask yourself "What if?" and "Why not?" and "What the hell was that?" Most of all, kiss your preconceptions goodbye.

You're standing at the door to a big new treasure house, waiting for a key. And Robert T. Jeschonek just handed you a stick of dynamite.


  • Introduction by Mike Resnick
  • Food Chains
  • Dionysus Dying
  • Something Borrowed, Something Doomed
  • Playing God
  • The Day After They Rounded Up Everyone Who Could Love Unconditionally
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Release date: 2008
Genres: science fiction, short stories
Updated: September 07, 2010

PS Showcase :: Series

PS Showcase is a series of short story mini-collections from some of genre fiction\'s best up-and-coming writers.

Publisher: PS Publishing.

Sanity and Other Delusions (PS Showcase #1)
Impossibilia (PS Showcase #5)
Glyphotech (PS Showcase #4)
Conscientious Inconsistencies (PS Showcase #2)
Mad Scientist Meets Cannibal (PS Showcase #3)
Glass Coffin Girls (PS Showcase #6)
A Web of Black Widows (PS Showcase #7)
The Library of Forgotten Books (PS Showcase #8)
The Emperor's Toy Chest (PS Showcase #9)
Dark Dreams, Pale Horses (PS Showcase #10)
Stardust (PS Showcase #11)