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"It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another." Mary Shelley, Frankenstein Mary Shelley’s genre-changing book Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus helped to shape the genres of science fiction and horror, and helped to articulate new forms for women’s writing. It also helped us to think about ...more
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Published January 2019 (first published December 26th 2018)
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'Nathan Burgoine
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I'm trying to rekindle my "Sunday Shorts" reviews habit, and likely many of the tales from this collection will be part of that. This link will gather them as the year goes by. ...more
Margaret Hanson
The eternal problem of giving a star rating to an anthology. Overall, I really liked this collection. Frankenstein deals with a lot of fascinating themes and the writers just run with that, and introduce themes that the original wasn't ready to deal with but still speaks to. A couple of the stories got a smidge gory for my tastes, but this is a great book. ...more
Linda Heggs
I’m not big on short stories but the subject matter, Frankenstein, drew me to give this a go. A great collection of different takes on what a monster is. This book had me gagging, laughing and wanting to hug some characters. My favourite was The Solution by @coreyredekop. A must read for Mary Shelley fans. Might just have to buy for my personal library.
Nathan Frechette
An absolutely stellar collection which does a thorough job of exploring the many themes of Frankenstein.
Erin
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’m not sure that I’ve ever read an anthology that was SO singular in its focus, and it makes for a fascinating read, though I’m a bit on the fence of if that helps or hinders. Perhaps both at times!

“We Shall Be Monsters” is an anthology of stories that are overwhelmingly, though not uniformly, about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, in some way, shape, or form. I would love to see the call for this one because some veer VERY SHARPLY off theme while others stick to it.

I don’t think it’s a secret that
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