While Frankenstein has recently received criticism weighted heavily in politics, gender, and feminist studies, what gets overlooked in these discussions is that Mary Shelley's novel remains a story about science---not about empirical science, necessarily, but about abstract science. As science fiction, Frankenstein incorporates fictional science to posit truths about the human experience. Shelley's metaphor for the novel, qmy hideous progeny, q reminds readers to respect the uncertain elements in invention in the arts and sciences, The problem for Frankenstein that I address has to do with an uncertainty of the terms, qscienceq and qscience fiction, q which results in further uncertainty when discussing the novel's genre and meaning. This essay defines qscience, q qscience fiction, q and other important terms relevant to a critical discussion of the novel. This essay further argues that readers should not overlook the poetry of science in Frankenstein.This essay defines aquot;science, aquot; aquot;science fiction, aquot; and other important terms relevant to a critical discussion of the novel. This essay further argues that readers should not overlook the poetry of science in Frankenstein.
|Title||:||"Frankenstein", Science Fiction and the Poetry of Science|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|