Glowing Fish & Bucketfuls of Spider Silk in Goat Milk, Frankenstein’s Cat by Emily Anthes Showcases Some of the Wonders of the Biotechnological World While also Raising Some Important Questions!

The penultimate installment in Project Frankenstein was a joy to read. It was relatively short and full of stuff that I find interesting. I am dividing this review into three parts: 1. Here is a Snippet from the book: 2. Then there were these Sciency Bits that I enjoyed ruminating upon: Cloning other adult mammals…

Words that I Learned: Alienist: Alembic: Words that I Already Knew: Menhir was a word that I already knew because of the Malazan Books of the Fallen series. If you like all things epic fantasy, then you should not miss out on this one! Back to the word: “a large upright standing stone ” Words…

  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: I have already reviewed the book that started it all! Go here to read my review. A New Life by Ramsey Campbell: The mad Doctor tries to resurrect someone who died recently. There isn’t much of a story but you can see that the author has a way with words….

Some words that I learned: Some thoughts that formed while reading: The author uses a clever device to keep from providing her readers the recipe to making their own monsters: “But this discovery was so great and overwhelming, that all the steps by which I had been progressively led to it were obliterated, and I…

My first reaction as I started Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was: It is an epistolary novel. Nobody told me that! Wait, when has that ever come up in a conversation anyway? So, the book started off with one of the characters writing letters to his sister while he’s on a sea voyage. The second thing that…