Frankenstein Unbound

Frankenstein Unbound Brian W. Aldiss
  • Title: Frankenstein Unbound
  • Author: Brian W. Aldiss
  • ISBN: 9780755100699
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Paperback
  • Frankenstein Unbound Brian W. Aldiss Frankenstein Unbound Joe Bodenland a st century American passes through a timeslip and finds himself with Byron and Shelley in the famous villa on the shore of Lake Geneva More fantastically he finds himself face to
    Joe Bodenland, a 21st century American, passes through a timeslip and finds himself with Byron and Shelley in the famous villa on the shore of Lake Geneva More fantastically, he finds himself face to face with a real Frankenstein, a doppelganger inhabiting a complex world where fact and fiction may as easily have congress as Bodenland himself manages to make love to MaryJoe Bodenland, a 21st century American, passes through a timeslip and finds himself with Byron and Shelley in the famous villa on the shore of Lake Geneva More fantastically, he finds himself face to face with a real Frankenstein, a doppelganger inhabiting a complex world where fact and fiction may as easily have congress as Bodenland himself manages to make love to Mary Shelley This title was made into a film, starring John Hurt, Raul Julia, Bridget Fonda, Jason Patric and Michael Hutchence.
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    1. Pseudonyms Jael Cracken, Peter Pica, John Runciman, C.C Shackleton, Arch Mendicant, Doc Peristyle.Brian Wilson Aldiss was one of the most important voices in science fiction writing today He wrote his first novel while working as a bookseller in Oxford Shortly afterwards he wrote his first work of science fiction and soon gained international recognition Adored for his innovative literary techniques, evocative plots and irresistible characters, he became a Grand Master of Science Fiction in 1999 Brian Aldiss died on August 19, 2017, just after celebrating his 92th birthday with his family and closest friends.Brian W Aldiss Group on Good Reads


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    1. The monster at my feet said, This I will tell you, and through you, all men, if you are deemed fit to rejoin your kind that my death will weigh heavily upon you than my life No fury I might possess could be a match for yours Moreover, though you seek to bury me, yet will you continuously resurrect me Once I am unbound I am unbounded Original cover art from the first edition in 1973 I like it Joe Bodenland is living in the midst of a dying Earth in 2020 A nuclear war in space has torn the fabric [...]

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    2. Meta fictional adventure, in which an earthquake shakes our main character and his car from a dystopian future into a past in which Mary Shelley s brain power as some have long suspected in a curious form of head birth even as Zeus strained to bring forth Athena has given real life both to Frankenstein and his monster This leaves the main character with the curious task of returning the monster to a purely fictional status through violent means, a course of action which the monster finds objecti [...]

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    3. Brian Aldiss has a mother complex.There s no other way to explain his novel FRANKENSTEIN UNBOUND In it, Joe Bodenland, a man from the 21st century slips back in time to the 19th century specifically, to Switzerland, where he first meets Victor Frankenstein and his monster and then, after another displacement, Mary Shelley and her illustrious companions He becomes obsessed with thwarting first Frankenstein, and then his monsters.There s some good stuff along the way Aldiss portraits of Percy Shel [...]

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    4. Aldiss no s lo tiene buenas ideas, tambi n escribe bien Y lo demuestra en este homenaje a Mary Shelley y a su inmortal obra Frankenstein desencadenado comienza mostr ndonos a Joe Bodenland en Texas, en el a o 2020 El mundo est en guerra, lo que ha provocado la ruptura del espacio tiempo, causando el deslizamiento de zonas de este mundo hacia el pasado En uno de estos deslizamientos, Bodenland llega al siglo XIX, a 1816 En esta realidad, se da la circunstancia de que coinciden tanto l, como Mary [...]

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    5. Pens que estaba leyendo Frankenstein Educador, obviamente me equivoqu , pero como el libro no iba mal lo segu Me gust un poco Qu pasar a si despertara en un tiempo donde la realidad y la ficci n se entremezclan El creador y las criaturas se encadenar n unos a otros en una relaci n de vida y de muerte.

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    6. In the year 2020 so begins Frankenstein Unbound , a great war has created cataclysmic conditions on Earth Nuclear warfare between warring nations has created not an uninhabitable world, but a condition wherein so called timeslips occur That is, the inhabitants of 2020 find themselves thrust into times and places throughout history and beyond, before the timescale corrects itself and reverts them to their proper time and locale.This chronological dyspepsia is the direct result of the nuclear bomb [...]

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    7. This is the book that the Roger Corman movie was loosely based on.I actually thought the film, although definitely a B movie did a better job in some respects of delineating the parallels between the sci fi scenario that Aldiss sets up and the classic story of Frankenstein.In the 21st century, nuclear war in space has ruptured the space time continuum, causing bizarre time slips Caught in one of these, an influential man finds himself 200 years in the past but a past where it seems that the fict [...]

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    8. This is a rather silly tale reminds me of Woody Allen s Midnight in Paris where the protagonist travels back in time to visit his heroes who were living in Paris in the twenties Here the protagonist is transported back in time from 2020 to 1816, and the banks of Lake Geneva where he might conveniently meet Mary Shelley and her creation Frankenstein and his monster The protagonist,Joe Bodenland, manages this time travel feat through a time slip which results rather improbably from the nuclear bom [...]

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    9. El Hombre se ve excedido por sus invenciones, por sus actos y creaciones que se vuelcan en contra de l, pues intenta controlar lo que no comprende, trata de domar a la bestia de lo desconocido y es herido en su intento de perfeccionar la naturaleza y la vida del hombre y al propio Hombre Una persona descubre un elemento que puede proporcionar energ a por largo tiempo beneficiando a sus cong neres, otra persona piensa en usar dicho elemento para crear una bomba at mica Una persona descubre las va [...]

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    10. I ve had this book for decades and I was going to toss it, but then I had to go on a business trip to the Arctic Circle and it seemed the perfect book to take along It s a quick read, fun, well written and would score highly much as I abhor giving books star ratings at all if it added anything substantial to the Frankenstein story As it is, a solid entertainment.

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    11. Maybe I ll appreciate this once I ve read Mary Shelly s Frankenstein on my to read pile Ok, now I ve read Frankenstein , I probably need to re read this because I don t remember it that well Not sure I ll ever get around to it though.

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    12. A great idea, really poorly executed.

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    13. Although full of amusing ideas, the book is an excuse for the author to have a conversation via his time traveller with both Mary Shelley and Victor Frankenstein et al No real explanation is provided how the author exists along with her creation The main interest remains Aldis vision of the world in 2020 cars equipped with machine guns, homes guarded by robots, and telegrams Moorcock did a better job at time travel with his Dancers at the End of Time books, where his prose convincingly conveys t [...]

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    14. This tongue in cheek tale of time slip in the year of 2020 takes Joe Bodenland back in time to 1816 Switzerland, where he meets Victor Frankenstein, his monster and their creator, Mary Shelly It would help to allow the story to unfold and leave your critical mind at the door There are many strange and improbable happenings, but if you let the story take you along it is a nice tale of a man thrown out of his time.

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    15. it started off quite interesting bit towards the end was dull, and found myself just wanting to skip through it

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    16. It s no doubt make love to mary Shelley is no good, and it doesn t matter even if you re a past perfect time shifting traveler But, you know, Brian is that kind of narrator that I used to love.

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    17. First, some quotes I liked from this book When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults Flesh without spirit was obscene Why else should the notion of Frankenstein s monster have affronted the imagination of generations, if it was not their intuition of God that was affronted I think there would have been , and I wish I would ve thought to highlight them as I as going, but, like most often, I didn t Anyways, this was a fairly short science fiction novel that takes place in 2020, which when [...]

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    18. nwhytevejournal 2684342mlI had not actually read this before but I had long ago listened to a 1978 commercially released cassette recording of Brian Aldiss actually reading the book The tapes together were only 2h42m, so it must have been somewhat abridged though the book is anyway only 216 pages.Aldiss is at his best when he examines fragmentation and transition That s why the first two Helliconia books are much better than the third Here, his protagonist, Joe Bodenland, is yanked from the worl [...]

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    19. Tal como comum nas obras Aldiss ideias brilhantes, com execu o mediana Conflitos humanos transferidos para a superf cie lunar dilui o das linhas entre realidade e fic o ruptura do tecido espa o temporal, resultando em Deslocamentos Temporais aleat rios, e o conceito dos objectos mais banais, desde rel gios a carros, serem movidos a ur nio esta ltima uma ideia particularmente aterrador , s o elementos com forte potencial, infelizmente o resto da hist ria deixa um pouco a desejar, em especial cert [...]

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    20. A Timeslip stands no worse than a landslide a fault in the spatial infrastructure In a near future world, there had been an ongoing war among opposing Western, South American, and Third World Powers who have been using nuclear weapons of increasing caliber within the orbits of Earth Luna system The Present must be viewed with with increasing suspicions as T timeslips increase some timeslips are not timely enough to warrant a capital T Herefore, these jumps can only take place in an Eternalist s [...]

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    21. I teach Frankenstein in college classes quite often, and I love books in various genres that reenvision the Romantic poets, so I figured this would be right up my alley But the whole thing seems to exist to show that its protagonist, 21st century man Joe Bodenland, is the only sane one of the lot except Mary , fictional or historical, as both Victor Frankenstein and his creature are portrayed as essentially evil and insane Byron and Shelley, likewise, are shadows of their real selves, leaving Ma [...]

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    22. La premisa me parece intrigante y lo salva un poco el tramo final, muy potente la prosa de Aldiss y algunas de las reflexiones que plantea como contrapunto al Frankenstein de Mary Shelley, aunque acerca demasiado su tono para mi gusto al del panfleto catastrofista Tambi n me interesa c mo revisita la personalidad de algunos de los personajes de la novela cl sica, pero en general me parece una mala novela que no sabe motivar el inter s hasta el final El protagonista, aunque puede leerse como una [...]

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    23. a fairly swift read this as its not the longest tale a novella on format I guessAnyhow this is a time travelling tale which presents Victor Frankenstein and his experiments factual and running concurrently with events in the lives of the shelley s and Lord Byron.It s not a reworking of Frankenstein as such but it does use elements of that tale to fairly good effect fact the tone and character of the book seems about right albeit this involves modern elements to it being a time travelling tale.A [...]

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    24. No me gusto Comenzo muy prometedor, con ciencia ficcion y traslados temporales Pero si lo Frankensteniano hubiese quedado en metafora y centrado en otro tipo de historia lo habria apreciado mejor Spoiler Fue una sorpresa que realmente se encontrara con Victor Frankenstein, incluso prometia, pero cuando llego con Mary Shelley Que se fumo el autor Esta tan obsesionado con Mary que sus sue os humedos eran con ella Esto es casi un Fanfic de Frankenstein que mientras avanzaba se hacia mas aburrido y [...]

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    25. As a fan of Brian Aldiss I ve always thought his biggest weakness was his characters and in this novel its narrated in first person That soured the whole experience a bit for me.The story is the alt history kind where famous historical people aswell as fictional in this particular case are characters and I also tend to find that trope quite annoying On the positive side the concept of the Time Quakes that allow the main character to travel back to the early 1800s interested me but it was mostly [...]

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    26. The author believes Mary Shelly is the mother of the science fiction genre, and in this odd novel Mary Shelly and her family and friends including the poets Byron and Shelly live in the same world as Dr Frankenstein and his monster A time traveler falls in love with Mary and it just gets weirder from there.

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    27. I m not sure how I feel about this book I m a fan of the Romantic writers, so the slips into florid prose and speeches didn t bother me, and I loved the sense of the Sublime that Aldiss creates the harsh Arctic wilderness, the end of man The episode where the narrator sleeps with Mary Shelley read like fanfic, though.

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    28. This is supposedly the predecessor of Dracula Unbound , but the continuity doesn t work very well from my memories of it The character is different and not modern enough and I don t remember anything about how he got out of the fix he was in at the end of this book in Dracula , though that could just be my memory.

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    29. A strange and weird novel It jumps all over the place and can t make up it s mind exactly what it is That s really all I can say Might help to be under the influence of some type of controlled substance when reading it Good luck

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    30. The time slip idea totally tripped me out as I wish Aldiss explored the concept and frugality of it But character and history was done very well as the past and future both melded together smoothly.

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