"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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"That is the whole virtue of this particular make of watch. It does not go wrong. It is
guaranteed never to go wrong!" He smiled very charmingly at me. "Certainly its
defects are very well concealed. So too is the winder!" "Ah, but it does not wind.
As for my business — well, it is of a private nature, and has to do with Mrs. — I
mean, with Mary Godwin." He smiled. "I had observed that you were not a
damned Englisher. As long as you are not from London, Mr. Bodenland, like all
the rest of ...
She was smiling, although there were tears in her gray eyes. "You must say my
farewells to Lord Byron and Shelley. I am ashamed that I have abused their
hospitality." "Don't spoil things by being conventional, Joe! We have been
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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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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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