Frankenstein Unbound

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"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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User 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

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User 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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About the author (1974)

Brian W. Aldiss was born in East Dereham, Norfolk on August 18, 1925. In 1943, he joined the Royal Signals regiment, and saw action in Burma. After World War II, he worked as a bookseller at Oxford University. His first book, The Brightfount Diaries, was published in 1955. His first science fiction novel, Non-Stop (Starship in the United States), was published in 1958. His other works include Hothouse, The Helliconia Trilogy, The Squire Quartet, Frankenstein Unbound, The Malacia Tapestry, Walcot, and Mortal Morning. His short story Super-Toys Last All Summer Long was the basis for the film A.I. Artificial Intelligence. He has received numerous awards for his work including two Hugo Awards, the Nebula Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. He is also an anthologist and an artist. He has edited numerous works including Introducing SF, The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus, Space Opera, Space Odysseys, Galactic Empires, Evil Earths, and Perilous Planets. He is an abstract artist and his first solo exhibition, The Other Hemisphere, was held in Oxford in August-September 2010.

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