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Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was the 104th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

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. 

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