Reading period: Jan 1, 2018 - Jan 31, 2018
How/Why was this book chosen: It was chosen by Tom to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the original publication
Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus
Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Edit
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, first published in London in 1818, is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the "over-reaching" of modern man and the Industrial Revolution. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. Many distinguished authors, such as Brian Aldiss, claim that it is the very first science fiction novel.