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 Frankenstein Facebook Twitter Flipboard 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.