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In the Shadow of Frankenstein : Tales of the Modern Prometheus
by Stephen Jones and Neil Gaiman


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Frankenstein... His very name conjures up images of plundered graves, secret laboratories, electrical experiments, and reviving the dead.

Within these pages, the maddest doctor of them all and his demented disciples once again delve into the Secrets of Life, as science fiction meets horror when the world's most famous creature lives again.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Frankenstein... His very name conjures up images of plundered graves, secret laboratories, electrical experiments, and reviving the dead.

Within these pages, the maddest doctor of them all and his demented disciples once again delve into the Secrets of Life, as science fiction meets horror when the world's most famous creature lives again.

Here are collected together for the first time twenty-four electrifying tales of cursed creation that are guaranteed to spark your interest--with classics from the pulp magazines by Robert Bloch and Manly Wade Wellman, modern masterpieces from Ramsey Campbell, Dennis Etchison, Karl Edward Wagner, David J. Schow, and R. Chetwynd-Hayes, and new contributions from Graham Masterton, Basil Copper, John Brunner, Guy N. Smith, Kim Newman, Paul J. McAuley, Roberta Lannes, Michael Marshall Smith, Daniel Fox, Adrian Cole, Nancy Kilpatrick, Brian Mooney and Lisa Morton.

Plus, you're sure to get a charge from three complete novels: The Hound of Frankenstein by Peter Tremayne, The Dead End by David Case, and Mary W. Shelley's original masterpiece Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.

As an electrical storm rages overhead, the generators are charged up, and beneath the sheet a cold form awaits its miraculous rebirth. Now it's time to throw that switch and discover all that Man Was Never Meant to Know.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781681771458
  • ISBN-10: 1681771454
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • Publish Date: July 2016
  • Page Count: 752
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Horror - General
Books > Fiction > Anthologies (multiple authors)
Books > Fiction > Gothic

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-07-25
  • Reviewer: Staff

Despite a roster of skilled writers, this volume of 24 stories and one poem fails to escape Mary Shelley's distinguished shadow. There are some memorable contributions from lesser-known authors who merit a higher profile. David Case's touching and suspenseful short novel, "The Dead End," begins with a cryptozoological premise, as an ambitious British anthropologist is sent to the wilds of Tierra del Fuego to probe reports of a mysterious hominid, but becomes much more than a monster hunt. R. Chetwynd-Hayes's "The Creator" is an irreverent look at an effort to emulate Victor Frankenstein. And in "Poppi's Monster," Lisa Morton make effective use of Shelley's theme to movingly portray a 10-year-old abused by her brutish father. But the inclusion of Shelley's classic novel only serves to accentuate her innovative and well-imagined "cross-breeding of the Gothic and the scientific romance," as Neil Gaiman succinctly puts it in his foreword, and to provide a standard that most of the other works don't come close to meeting. (July)

 
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