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Suzanne Burdon, 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the birth of modern science'

A stimulating discussion of the attitude towards science in Mary Shelley’s Fankenstein:

Mary Shelley wrote ‘Frankenstein’ when she was just 18, and it is often read as a gothic horror story and prophetic warning about the dangers of taking science too far.

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Gothic

The Horror Story Take on Huck Finn: A Review of The Talisman

It seems that one of the many arguments that Stephen King detractors will try to throw in my face is that he is not “literary” enough.   2,341 more words

Stephen King

The Only Beauty

“Igor, or sometimes Ygor, is a stock character assistant to many types of Gothic villains, such as Count Dracula or Dr. Victor Frankenstein, familiar from many horror movies and horror movie parodies. 95 more words

S. Thomas Summers

Top Five Wednesday - Authors I Wanna Meet

This meme is hosted by Laini from gingerreadslaini from YouTube. Instead of your top ten, it’s your top five, which is infinitely easier than ten in my opinion. 312 more words

The Body Electric : Stephen King - "Revival"

Electricity. Life and death magnetic. It shocked science fiction into existence with Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” and almost two hundred years later Stephen King still can’t wrap his mind around a lightning bolt. 676 more words

Fantasy/ Sci-Fi

How Eden Haunts Frankenstein

On the first page of Frankenstein there’s a quote from Paradise Lost that’s omitted, sadly, from some editions. The quote is this:

Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay,

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Writing

365 Women a Year Live Stream

In celebration of World Play Day, 365 Women a Year will be live-streaming their plays on Friday, March 27th, 2015! From New York City, to Barcelona, Spain, to Bennington, Vermont, its sure to be an amazing day full of epic theatre and fantastic females! 25 more words

Theatre