Books Frankenstein, Or, the Modern Prometheus The 1818 Text by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Marilyn Butler Paperback, 261 pages, Oxford Univ Pr, List Price: $8.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleFrankenstein, Or, the Modern PrometheusSubtitleThe 1818 TextAuthorMary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Marilyn Butler Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary A young Swiss scientist's discovery of the cause of generation leads to the creation of a hideous monster Genres: Fiction Also by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus Gris Grimly's Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus Frankenstein Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Frankenstein, Or, the Modern Prometheus All Tech Considered What Science Fiction Books Does A Futurist Read? February 24, 2012 Science fiction's job is to give us a map of where we're headed. From Jules Verne to William Gibson, sci-fi authors describe their visions of the future, and how people might live in it. We ask Intel's futurist for his list of favorite sci-fi books.