"Until quite recently, Joe Bodenland had been living in America. In the twenty-first century. Then a timeslip hurled him through space to early 19th century Switzerland. Catapulted back two centuries, Joe met up with Victor Frankenstein--and his infamous monster. He had always thought they were just figments of Mary Shelley's imagination. But there is no mistaking it. Joe had to come face to face with the hideous creature and his creator! When Joe Bodenland met Mary Shelley in 1816, her tale of terror was not yet complete. But Joe had a 200-year advantage. He knew how the story would end. Could he do something about it before it was too late?"--Page 4 of cover.
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Almost contemplatively, he said, "Since I am an atheist and do not believe in God,
I do not believe in sin in the sense you intend the word. Nor do I believe that the
zeal of discovery is a cause for shame. But guilt I believe in, oh yes! I sometimes ...
Every day contains more weather than a week in Scotland, and weeks in
Scotland can drag on for centuries, believe me! Come!" As if in support of his wild
statement, rain began to fall heavily. "The sky squelches like a grouse-moor! Let's
get in ...
And of course his creature follows him." We sat in silence, watching William play,
and listening to the sound of insects. "You've told me nothing about your future.
What books are written? Do people still believe in God? Did socialism come in?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - john257hopper - LibraryThing
This is the first novel in Brian Aldiss's monster trilogy; I unwittingly read the later novel Dracula Unbound first, two months ago. In this one it is 2020 (the book was published in 1973, when that ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
Brian Aldiss held my attention for several days with this book, but left me confused as to whether this was an attempt to write a piece of what came to be called steam punk, or an involved literary ... Read full review
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