It's alive! The Frankenstein issue is here at last.
Creative Nonfiction #66 // Spring 2018
Real-life Frankenstein stories.
This issue is devoted to stories about the intersections of technological innovation and the human condition. Writers consider prenatal surgeries, lifesaving medical interventions, and the limitations of science and medicine, wondering what it means, in the modern era, to be a monster.
Plus, Heather Sellers on writing through dark places; how technology is changing the way we think; Jenny Boully on beginnings and endings; tiny truths; and more.
This issue is part of the Frankenstein Bicentennial Project.
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Jenny Boully // Kelly Hedglin Bowen // Pat Falk // Elizabeth Fortescue // Lee Gutkind // Jennifer R. Hubbard // Paulette Kamenecka // Karin Killian // Laura Laing // Randon Billings Noble // Susan Bruns Rowe // Margaret Wardlaw // Jamie Zvirzdin
"What's the Story?"
From the editor
"What's This Doing to Our Brains?"
Are we addicted to our devices and networks? And if we are ... does it matter?
Quotes from the Issue
Real life can be as scary as any monster story.
- Lee Gutkind
The digital era brings joy and wonder as well as loss and dread.
- Jennifer R. Hubbard
If I was going to ask my reader to walk through dark places with me, what would be rewarding for her in that difficult journey?
- Susan Bruns Rowe
Striking the balance between brutal honesty and graceful empathy is a dance between distance and intimacy.
- Laura Laing