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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein - First SF Novel?

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley


Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” (1818) is one of the most famous Gothic horror novels, but it was also one of the earliest forerunners of science fiction. Could humanity be destroyed by its own creation? Are we ready to face the consequences of technological progress and industrialization? Do we have the right to play God, create artificial life and intelligence? Questions like these are familiar to all science fiction readers, yet it was Mary Shelley, an early 19th century romantic, who articulated them for the first time. “Frankenstein” shows us that science without ethics is dangerous, monstrous, and can only lead to tragedy.