Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction
by Lisa Kroger Author and Melanie R. Anderson Author
Meet the founding mothers of science fiction, spec fic, and horror, starting with one we all know, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, whose Frankenstein invented the genre—learn real-life fantastical facts, like that she was rumored to keep her late husband's heart in a desk drawer. But 150 years before Shelley, there was "Mad Madge" Cavendish who wore topless gowns the the theater and wrote a sci fi epic. You'll also meet Shirley Jackson, Violet Paget, Edith Wharton, Ann Radcliffe, V.C. Andrews, Daphne du Maurier, Toni Morrison, Anne Rice, Tanith Lee, and Helen Oyeyemi.
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