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dc.contributor.editorGuston, David H.
dc.contributor.editorFinn, Ed
dc.contributor.editorRobert, Jason Scott
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-21T15:11:12Z
dc.date.available2022-02-21T15:11:12Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifierONIX_20220221_9780262340267_63
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/78543
dc.description.abstractThe original 1818 text of Mary Shelley's classic novel, with annotations and essays highlighting its scientific, ethical, and cautionary aspects. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has endured in the popular imagination for two hundred years. Begun as a ghost story by an intellectually and socially precocious eighteen-year-old author during a cold and rainy summer on the shores of Lake Geneva, the dramatic tale of Victor Frankenstein and his stitched-together creature can be read as the ultimate parable of scientific hubris. Victor, “the modern Prometheus,” tried to do what he perhaps should have left to Nature: create life. Although the novel is most often discussed in literary-historical terms—as a seminal example of romanticism or as a groundbreaking early work of science fiction—Mary Shelley was keenly aware of contemporary scientific developments and incorporated them into her story. In our era of synthetic biology, artificial intelligence, robotics, and climate engineering, this edition of Frankenstein will resonate forcefully for readers with a background or interest in science and engineering, and anyone intrigued by the fundamental questions of creativity and responsibility. This edition of Frankenstein pairs the original 1818 version of the manuscript—meticulously line-edited and amended by Charles E. Robinson, one of the world's preeminent authorities on the text—with annotations and essays by leading scholars exploring the social and ethical aspects of scientific creativity raised by this remarkable story. The result is a unique and accessible edition of one of the most thought-provoking and influential novels ever written. Essays by Elizabeth Bear, Cory Doctorow, Heather E. Douglas, Josephine Johnston, Kate MacCord, Jane Maienschein, Anne K. Mellor, Alfred Nordmann
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe MIT Press
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::F Fiction & related items::FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::F Fiction & related items::FL Science fiction::FLC Classic science fiction
dc.subject.otherscience fiction
dc.subject.othergothic
dc.subject.otherhorror
dc.subject.otherEuropean
dc.subject.otherBritish
dc.subject.otherliterature
dc.subject.otherfiction
dc.subject.othercautionary tale
dc.subject.otherSTEM
dc.subject.otherscience
dc.subject.otherbioethics
dc.subject.otherclassic
dc.subject.otherbicentennial
dc.subject.otherJosephine Johnston
dc.subject.otherCory Doctorow
dc.subject.otherJane Maienschein
dc.subject.otherKate MacCord
dc.subject.otherAlfred Nordmann
dc.subject.otherElizabeth Bear
dc.subject.otherAnne K. Mellor
dc.subject.otherHeather E. Douglas
dc.subject.otherFrankenstein
dc.subject.otherCreature
dc.subject.otherMonster
dc.subject.otherMary Shelley
dc.subject.otherMakers
dc.subject.otherwomen in science
dc.subject.otherscience and anti-science
dc.subject.othervalues in science
dc.subject.otherresponsible innovation
dc.subject.otherIndustrial Revolution
dc.subject.otherMary Wollstonecraft
dc.subject.otherWilliam Godwin
dc.subject.otherPercy Bysshe Shelley
dc.subject.otherGalvanism
dc.subject.otherMount Tambora
dc.subject.otherMyths
dc.subject.otherTwo Cultures
dc.subject.otherepistolary novel
dc.subject.otherVictor Frankenstein
dc.subject.otherGeneva
dc.subject.otherPrometheus
dc.subject.otherArctic
dc.subject.otherLord Byron
dc.subject.otherJohn Polidori
dc.subject.otherghost stories
dc.subject.otherRevisions
dc.subject.otherElectricity
dc.subject.otherLightning
dc.subject.otherVitalism
dc.subject.otherChemistry
dc.subject.otherExtinction
dc.subject.otherMagnetism
dc.subject.otherMoral responsibility
dc.subject.otherLegal responsibility
dc.subject.otherSocial responsibility
dc.subject.otherConsequences
dc.subject.otherObligations
dc.subject.otherEthics
dc.subject.otherMaker Culture
dc.subject.otherDIY
dc.subject.otherTechnology Adjacent Possible
dc.subject.otherFacebook
dc.subject.otherSurveillance
dc.subject.otherAristotle
dc.subject.otherFetal development
dc.subject.otherEpigenesis
dc.subject.otherEmbryo
dc.subject.otherPerson
dc.subject.otherTechnoscience
dc.subject.otherAlchemy
dc.subject.otheruncanny valley
dc.subject.otheranimation
dc.subject.othercomplexity
dc.subject.otherMorality
dc.subject.otherMonstrosity
dc.subject.otherChristianity
dc.subject.otherOtherness
dc.subject.otherGender
dc.subject.otherNature
dc.subject.otherDomestic Affections
dc.subject.otherWomen
dc.subject.otherSexuality
dc.subject.otherTechnical Sweetness
dc.subject.otherLos Alamos
dc.subject.otherTrinity Test
dc.subject.otherScientific Responsibility
dc.subject.otherNuclear Weapons
dc.subject.otheradjacent possible
dc.subject.othersynthetic biology
dc.subject.otherrobotics
dc.titleFrankenstein
dc.title.alternativeAnnotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.7551/mitpress/10815.001.0001
oapen.relation.isPublishedByae0cf962-f685-4933-93d1-916defa5123d
oapen.relation.isbn9780262340267
oapen.relation.isbn9780262533287
oapen.imprintThe MIT Press
oapen.pages320
oapen.place.publicationCambridge


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