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Frankenstein Unbound by Brian W. Aldiss
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Jun 15, 2011

bookshelves: 20th-century, novel, british-isles, science-fiction
Recommended for: Lisa

Meta fictional adventure, in which an earthquake shakes our main character and his car from a dystopian future into a past in which Mary Shelley's brain power as some have long suspected in a curious form of head birth even as Zeus strained to bring forth Athena has given real life both to Frankenstein and his monster. This leaves the main character with the curious task of returning the monster to a purely fictional status through violent means, a course of action which the monster finds objectionable. The one pursues the other not simply in replication of Mme Shelley's story, but also as her narrative haunts our imagination, with its evergreen tale of our own neglected creations turning against us.
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message 1: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Oh, I wish I had made that up. Sounds like a perfect story!


message 2: by Jan-Maat (new) - added it

Jan-Maat It strikes me that it properly belongs in your dream world


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