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The Mummy! & The Retrofuture

By Marri Lynn (W&M Regular Contributor) Jane C. Webb wrote the The Mummy!: Or a Tale of the Twenty-Second Century when science fiction was still a toddler, very shortly after Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein helped to build the very nursery in which the genre would gain its legs. When compared to most well-known nineteenth-century science fiction,...
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10 Silliest Frankenstein Spoofs [Video]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (2 years ago)

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein helped to launch the entire genre of science fiction, and shaped our dialogue about the ethics of science and artificial life. But it's also created a pop culture explosion that's lasted over a century, a... Read Post

Frankenstein Meets Jane Austen

Genres / Horror : Frankensteinia: The Frankenstein Blog (6 years ago)

Published in the January 2008 issue of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, John Kessel’s Pride and Prometheus mashes the fictional universes of contemporaries Mary Shelley and Jane Austen.The beautifully written tale has Au... Read Post

‘Where Did Science Fiction Start?’ British Library Exhibition Asks

Entertainment : The Underwire (4 years ago)

Where did science fiction start — with Star Trek, or Hugo Gernsback’s stable of pulp magazines? Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, perhaps? Constructing histories of the genre is a favorite game of science fiction’s fans, creators and cri... Read Post


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