Document Type



Science Fiction

Publication Date


Course Date

Fall 2020

Course Number

HON 350

Course Title

Archaeologies of the Future: Science Fiction and Interdisciplinary Research


A collaborative reading experiment with Mary Shelley’s classic novel.

Frankenbook is a collective reading and collaborative annotation experience of the original 1818 text of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. The project launched in January 2018, as part of Arizona State University’s celebration of the novel’s 200th anniversary. Even two centuries later, Shelley’s modern myth continues to shape the way people imagine science, technology, and their moral consequences. Frankenbook gives readers the opportunity to trace the scientific, technological, political, and ethical dimensions of the novel, and to learn more about its historical context and enduring legacy.

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Text of Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley is in the public domain. Resources in Frankenbook are licensed under a CC BY 4.0 license unless otherwise noted.