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Beyond Frankenstein

The Complete Supernatural Short Fiction

Mary Shelley Michael Bishop

78 pages
Tachyon Publications Llc
“The Mortal Immortal” (1833) is an example of Shelley’s short fiction that returns to the theme of the outcast who animates her famous novel. Her handling of the theme in Frankenstein reshaped the course of the fantastic, leading the way toward science fiction, presenting an influential image of the modern, sympathetic monster and demonstrating the ability of the genre to frame profound philosophical speculations in its presentation of the impossible.
Author Bio
Michael Bishop [Introduction] is the author of sixteen novels, including the Nebula Award winner, No Enemy But Time, and the Mythopoeic Award winner Unicorn Mountain, and the Locus Award winner Brittle Innings. A noted science fiction scholar, Bishop has written introductions to books by authors including Philip K. Dick, Theodore Sturgeon, James Tiptree, Jr., Pamela Sargent, Gardner Dozois, and Lucius Shepard. Bishop lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.