"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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Two things I wanted above all, and one of them was money, for I knew old
systems of currency were in operation throughout the nineteenth century. The
second thing I found quickly by looking at a newspaper in a coffee shop: the day's
That image of things would dominate men's notions of space and time for more
than a century. Even when nuclear physics brought what might seem less
restrictive ideas, those ideas would be refinements on, and not a revolution
against, the ...
But there was one thing I could do. I could eradicate Frankenstein's monster. If I
could borrow a copy of Mary's book, I could map its route, ambush and kill it!
What would Frankenstein do then? Would he make a second creature? Should I
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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
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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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