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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: 200 Years of Mad Science


Ongoing event running from: Mon Oct 01, 2018 - Sat Jan 12, 2019


Lillian H. Smith

Join the Merril Collection in celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.

Our exhibit, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: 200 Years of Mad Science, celebrates, in books and graphic novels (from the 1930's to the present day) what many consider the very first "science fiction" novel, published in 1818. Shelley's novel introduced themes which have shaped speculative fiction over the last 200 years: the mad scientist, the creation of artificial life, the quest for immortality, the undead, and the meaning of human identity itself.

It's free and all are welcome!

Located at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy, on the third floor of the Lillian H. Smith branch. The Collection is open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Call 416-393-7748 for more information.

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