Frankenstein Dreams by Michael Sims audiobook

Frankenstein Dreams: A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Science Fiction

By Michael Sims
Read by Tim Campbell

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665142663

  • ISBN: 9781665142649

  • ISBN: 9781665142656

Runtime: 13.40 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Long before 1984, Star Wars, or The Hunger Games, Victorian authors imagined a future where new science and technologies reshaped the world and universe they knew. The great themes of modern science fiction showed up surprisingly early: space and time travel, dystopian societies, even dangerously independent machines, all inspiring the speculative fiction of the Victorian era.

In Frankenstein Dreams, Michael Sims has gathered many of the very finest stories, some by classic writers such as Jules Verne, Mary Shelley, and H.G. Wells, but many that will surprise general readers. Dark visions of the human psyche emerge in Thomas Wentworth Higginson's "The Monarch of Dreams," while Mary E. Wilkins Freeman provides a glimpse of “the fifth dimension” in her provocative tale "The Hall Bedroom.'

With contributions by Edgar Allan Poe, Alice Fuller, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, Arthur Conan Doyle, and many others, each introduced by Michael Sims, whose elegant introduction provides valuable literary and historical context, Frankenstein Dreams is a treasure trove of stories known and rediscovered.

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Author Bio: Michael Sims

Author Bio: Michael Sims

Michael Sims is the author of several books, including The Story of Charlotte’s Web, which was named a best book of the year by the Washington Post and Boston Globe. He edits The Connoisseur’s Collection series of Victorian anthologies, including Dracula’s Guest, The Dead Witness, and The Phantom Coach.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 13.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English