September 6, 2007

Heads Up!

I honor every expression of the myth of Frankenstein, no matter how tawdry or superficial, because all show how broadly and deeply its meaning runs in the human imagination.

— Susan Tyler Hitchcock

As a non-fiction writer, Susan Tyler Hitchcock has penned a dazzling array of books on such varied subjects as religions around the world, the Roe v Wade decision, women in medicine, women explorers, a Victorian murder case, and how to grow wild plants indoors. She is currently a book editor for the National Geographic Society.

This fall, W.W.Norton will be publishing her new book: Frankenstein: A Cultural History.

You can read a tantalizing excerpt, as well as an author Q&A and early reviews on Hitchcock’s website. She also keeps a blog called Monster Sightings.

I’ll keep an eye out and I’ll report back here as soon as the book is published.


Max the drunken severed head said...

I CAN'T WAIT to have this!

Thank you for posting this news!

Monster-Maniac said...

Dream come true!!! I'll have to start saving now!!!

B-Sol said...

Looks like a great book. Looking forward to your review.

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