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Frankenstein Is Alive! At The Morgan Library

It’s alive! That famous exclamation by Dr. Frankenstein rang out in the 1931 version of the movie Frankenstein. Before the ...

I Am Mary Shelley’s Monster

Do you, too, have a slight (or not slight) obsession with Mary Shelley and Frankenstein? This post is for you.

40 FRANKENSTEIN Quotes from Mary Shelley’s Classic

I went back to the text to see how relevant Mary Shelley's classic is today, and pulled these 40 Frankenstein quotes to show how truly great this class novel is.

Watch the Chilling MARY SHELLEY Trailer, Starring Elle Fanning

The brand-new MARY SHELLEY trailer shows Elle Fanning as the author of FRANKENSTEIN. This forthcoming feminist biopic on the life of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin will be released May 25.

Book Fetish: Volume 278 — Science Fiction Edition

Bookish goodies for your literary life.

4 Frankenstein Retellings

Mary Shelley's legacy continues to haunt readers and writers. Check out these frightening Frankenstein stories told through comics, YA fantasy, and fiction.

The ALIEN Franchise is Now One Big FRANKENSTEIN Story

Put the ALIEN franchise up against Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN and prepare to be awed by their similarities.

Book Fetish: Spooky Edition

Bookish goodies for your literary life.

Book Fetish: Volume 246

Who can resist great book fetish?

Gothic Fiction and The Castle of Otranto

On the bonkers-bananasness that is The Castle of Otranto

18 FRANKENSTEIN Covers From Around the World

18 great foreign edition covers for FRANKENSTEIN.

5 Books to Celebrate Mary Shelley’s Birthday

5 books about Mary Shelley's life, work, and legacy.

The Genesis of Science Fiction

On the idea that science fiction didn't begin in the 17th or 18th centuries, but with our first myths thousands of years ago.

Making A Good Thing Better: 3 Trans Women Headcanons

There are few things that I love more than a good, nuanced, well written female character. In particular I love a ...

In Search of A Faithful Adaptation of Frankenstein

The trailer for Victor Frankenstein starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe dropped early last week to distinctly mixed reactions, especially ...