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science fiction - fairy tales world 1954 Smith, Evelyn E. "Gerda " in Dragon Tales (Isaac Asimov, ed.) New York: Ballantine (1982; c. 1954); pg. 17. "She was beautiful: she had golden hair and blue eyes like a fairy-tale princess's. IN fact she might even have been a real princess... "
science fiction - fairy tales world 1965 Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1969); pg. 125. Pg. 125: Cinderella (also pg. 159, 162, 176, 184)
science fiction - fairy tales world 1970 Wolfe, Gene. "The HORARS of War " in A Pocketful of Stars (Damon Knight, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971; c. 1970); pg. 137. A military robot is named 'Pinocchio', and is a major part of the story. (Also pg. 139-140, 144-149, etc.)
science fiction - fairy tales world 1982 Willis, Connie. "The Father of the Bride " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1982); pg. 109. [Introduction by Willis.] "Even when I was little, I was bothered by the endings of fairy tales. It was not that I disbelieved the happy ending. It was just that there were so many loose ends that never got tied up. Like, did the prince ever miss being a frog? And what about the talking horse's head that gave the goose girl advice? Surely they didn't just leave him nailed up there! On the other hand, you could hardly take him down and bury him when he was still alive.

And what about all those servants and horses and cooks in 'Sleeping Beauty,' thrust willy-nilly into the next century? "

science fiction - fairy tales world 1987 de Lint, Charles Jack the Giant Killer. New York: Ace Books (1987); pg. -I. [Frontispiece] Quotes from Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry by W. B. Yeats; The Calendar of the Trees by Wendlessen; and A Midsummer-Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
science fiction - fairy tales world 1991 Anthony, Piers. Virtual Mode. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 16. "Wasn't this the way the Little Mermaid had rescued the drowning prince? Holding him close, helping him survive--until he recovered and married somebody else, never realizing what he owed to the mermaid. The tragedy of not even knowing! "
science fiction - fairy tales world 1991 Tepper, Sheri S. Beauty. New York: Doubleday (1991); pg. 230. "It was only later I thought what she had said. Ella of the Ashes. Cinder-Ella.

'Puck,' I cried.

He was there, looking at me sidelong.

'What is this?' I demanded, half hysterically. 'I've been in the twentieth, Puck. I've read books. I've seen Disney, for the love of God. I know the Cinderella story. What is this?'

'Did you think the stories were made up?' he asked me. 'Did you think there was no real Beauty, no real Cinderella, no real Goldilocks or Rose Red or . . .'

'But why me? Why my daughter?'

He shrugged. 'Did you never notice, in the twentieth, how legends gather around some people. There is the truth about a man, and then the part truths that gather afterward, and then the myths that follow later yet. A legendary man tends to have legendary sons. Power attracts power, so power gathers. It is one of the truths of magic.'

'Am I to expect, then, that there will be a prince?' "

science fiction - fairy tales world 1992 Anthony, Piers and Philip Jose Farmer. The Caterpillar's Question. New York: Ace Books (1992); pg. 188. "'...But I think I couldn't really believe what he said. I thought we should see this before we got high hopes, too high, and then fell off the wall like Humpty Dumpty.' "
science fiction - fairy tales world 1994 Bradbury, Ray. "Unterderseaboat Doktor " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1994); pg. 8. "'...crippled shadow dances from Bali, cut-string puppets from Geppetto's attic...' "
science fiction - fairy tales world 1995 Aldiss, Brian. "Becoming the Full Butterfly " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001; c. 1995); pg. 204. Pg. 204-205: "'...Try thinking of archetypes as master -- and mistress -- figures, such as you encounter in fairy tales, The Beauty and the Beast, for instance...' "; Pg. 214: "Boston Pops Orchestra. Tchaikovsky's waltz from 'The Sleeping Beauty' "
science fiction - fairy tales world 1995 Foster, Alan Dean. The Dig. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 15. "Vindication at last for Chicken Little. "
science fiction - fairy tales world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 127. Cinderella
science fiction - fairy tales world 2005 Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. New York: Bantam (2000; c. 1958); pg. 106. "'...All the beautiful literary lies and flights of fancy must be shot in mid-air. So they lined them up against a library wall out Sunday morning thirty years ago, in 1975; they lined up St. Nicholas and the Headless Horseman and Snow White and Rumpelstiltskin and Mother Goose--oh, what a wailing!--and shot them down, and burned the paper castles and the fairy frogs and old kings and the people who lived happily ever after (for of course it was a fact that nobody lived happily ever after!), and Once Upon a Time became No More! And they spread the ashes of the Phantom Rickshaw... "
science fiction - fairy tales world 2010 Clarke, Arthur C. 2010: Odyssey Two. New York: Ballantine (1982); pg. 103. "It's all your fault, Grandma (may the Siberian tundra lie lightly on your beloved bones)--I wish you hadn't filled my mind with so many of those gruesome legends. If I close my eyes, I can still see the hut of the Baba Yaga, standing in that forest clearing on its scrawny chicken legs . . . "
science fiction - fairy tales world 2018 Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 53. Pg. 53: "And now, at last, they had brought the frozen human being back to life. Like Sleeping Beauty, they had revived the seemingly dead. "; Pg. 307: "...were both asleep, holding hands across the aisle between the chairs. Like two children, he thought. Hansel and Gretel, lost in a wilderness they barely understand. "
science fiction - fairy tales world 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 285. "'...We used to call you the Princess. Rapunzel, eh.' "
science fiction - fairy tales world 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 375. "Her image appeared on the wallscreen at the end of the conference table, floating above their heads like the magic mirror in Snow White. "
science fiction - fairy tales world 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 389. "The sad sweet strains of the Rose Adagio from Sleeping Beauty filled her mind as Bianca Rhee floated through a nearly perfect grand jete... "
science fiction - fairy tales world 2040 Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 264. Humpty Dumpty
science fiction - fairy tales world 2050 Bova, Ben. "Acts of God " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1995); pg. 12. "The president gave me his arm, and I placed my hand on it, just like we were Cinderella and the Prince at the ball. "
science fiction - fairy tales world 2250 Zelazny, Roger & Jane Lindskold. Donnerjack. New York: Avon (1998; c.1997); pg. 31. "'Yes, you will build for me. But I want one thing more. You spoke of myths, legends, fairy tales. There are reasons for them, you know.'

'Yes?'

'You have wandered into something you do not understand. If you want...' "

science fiction - fairy tales world 3000 Egan, Greg. "Border Guards " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 324. [Year estimated] "He caught up with the others, who's headed down towards the river. Ezequiel hooked an arm around his neck, laughing. 'Bad luck, Sleeping Beauty! You picked the wrong time to wake. With Margit, we're invincible.' "
science fiction - fairy tales Zarathustra 2599 Piper, H. Beam. Little Fuzzy in Fuzzy Papers (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1962); pg. 54. "The girls were named Goldilocks and Cinderella. " [Two Fuzzies (native primitive sentient species) are described as having blonde fur, and are given appropriate names from fairy tales. They are referred to many times in rest of novel.]
science fiction - Frankenstein California 1896 Matheson, Richard. Bid Time Return. New York: Viking Press (1975); pg. 100. "My legs threatened to buckle and I took my next step in a sideways manner, like a drunken man. Hastily, I took another, then another, in much the lurching fashion of Karloff's Frankenstein monster, hands clawing out for support. "
science fiction - Frankenstein California 1980 Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 123. Pg. 122: "hair long on the left side of her head, with a white streak like the bride of Frankenstein... "; Pg. 180: "...Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory in the old James Whale film... "
science fiction - Frankenstein California 1985 Bear, Greg. Blood Music. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 48. "Vergil returned at ten P.M. and met Edward at the appointed place, on the third floor of what the nurses called the Frankenstein Wing. "
science fiction - Frankenstein California 1985 Bear, Greg. Blood Music. New York: Arbor House (2002; c. 1985); pg. 84. [Pg. 84:] Edward watched Vergil cross the parking lot and get into his Volvo. Then he turned slowlyy and went back to the Frankenstein Wing.;

[Pg. 143:] How often had he wished that young Mary Shelley had never written her book, or at least had never chosen a German name for her scientist. All the concatenations of the early nineteenth and mid-twentieth century, coming together in people's minds.

Yes, yes, and hadn't he just cursed Ulam form his brilliance, and hadn't the same comparison crossed his mind?

Frankenstein's monster. Inescapable. Boringly obvious.

People were so afraid of the new, of change.

science fiction - Frankenstein California: Hollywood 1955 Bradbury, Ray. A Graveyard for Lunatics. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1990); pg. 282. "No, I thought, maybe not Napoleon, but Barnum, Gandhi, and Jesus. Herod, Edison, and Griffith... The Man Who Could Work Miracles, and The Invisible Man. Frankenstein, Tiny Tim, and Drac-- " [Frankenstein mentioned more fully, pg. 18, 157.]
science fiction - Frankenstein California: Los Angeles 2040 Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 119. "Boris Karloff in Frankenstein... "
science fiction - Frankenstein California: San Francisco 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 107. "Trevor's foot moved now, and he took each awkward step like a Frankenstein in leg braces. Ridiculous, but more than ridiculous: painful. "
science fiction - Frankenstein Colorado 1974 Disch, Thomas M. Camp Concentration. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1968); pg. 92. "...to a modern horror movie, a ragtag, Japanese version of Frankenstein perhaps. "
science fiction - Frankenstein Draka Domination 1944 Allred, Lee. "The Greatest Danger " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 189. "'Actually,' Verwoerd said, 'Cohortarch Brekenridge's objection is very germane to the discussion.'

'I'll say it is,' Brekenridge snorted. 'We're some Frankenstein monster the limeys created for themselves. They hate us nearly as much as the Nazis.' "

science fiction - Frankenstein Europe 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 284. "Byron is something of a hero to the Albanians. Even if he did side with the Greeks in the end, it was for all the right reasons, chiefly honor. Alex has found that Albanians expect the English to be intimately familiar with Byron and all his works, but all Alex knows is that he had something to do with Bride of Frankenstein, or some other ancient black-and-white horror movie. "
science fiction - Frankenstein Florida 2010 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 35. Pg. 35: "Dan Ystebo was fat, breathy, intense, thirtyish, with Coke-bottle glasses and a mop of unlikely red hair, a typical geek scientist type. Igor to Malenfant's Doctor Frankenstein, she thought. "; Pg. 39: "Memo, she thought. Do not let Igor here repeat this Nazi doctor stuff in front of the cameras. "
science fiction - Frankenstein galaxy 2293 Carey, Diane. Best Destiny (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1992); pg. 269. "The Shark. As if this was one ship, and not a stitched-together Frankenstein without a soul. That's why nobody knew for sure what the ship looked like--because it was constantly changing, weekly added to or subtracted from, built upon or repaired. "
science fiction - Frankenstein galaxy 2372 ab Hugh, Daffyd. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Liberated (Book 3 of 3 in "Rebels " trilogy). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 36. "The Captain shuddered slightly; have I built a Frankenstein's monster? On whom, would the erstwhile Tiffnakis, now called Vanimastavvi, turn once they had rid their planet of its Cardassian infestation? "
science fiction - Frankenstein galaxy 2733 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 223. "'Yeah. He's Michael the Archangel and Moroni and Satan and Masked Entropy and the Frankenstein monster all rolled into one package,' I said. "
science fiction - Frankenstein galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 14. "'Do you know why people are leery of cybrids?' Hunt asked.

'Yes,' I said. 'Frankenstein monster syndrome. Fear of anything in human form that is not completely human. It's the real reason androids were outlawed, I suppose.' "

science fiction - Frankenstein Germany 1950 Barton, William. "Home is Where the Heart Is " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 224. "'Whyn't we jes kill this pony, suh? We'un got owah own engineeahs.'

The other, von Something? Von Frankenstein? Fading in and out now, sharper voice, a little less mud in it, 'Not like these we don't...' "

science fiction - Frankenstein Germany 1985 Bear, Greg. Blood Music. New York: Arbor House (2002; c. 1985); pg. 301. Paulsen-Fuchs could not prevent two million people from getting at him, destroying him and the lab. (Villagers with torches; he was both Dr. Frankenstein and the monster. Ignorant frightened villagers doing God's work.)
science fiction - Frankenstein Iowa 2010 Disch, Thomas M. On Wings of Song. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978); pg. 14. "Months ago he'd exhausted the school library's meager resources--a ragged copy of thirteen tales by Poe and bowdlerised editions of Frankenstein and The War of the Worlds. Once he'd bicycled to Fort Dodge and back, forty miles each way, to see a double feature of old black-and-white horror movies. It was terrible, loving something so inaccessible, and all the more wonderful, therefore, when the long drought came to an end. "
science fiction - Frankenstein Louisiana: New Orleans 1990 Rice, Anne. The Witching Hour. New York: Ballantine (1993; c. 1990); pg. 42. Pg. 42: "...right along with Frankenstein's monster or Dracula's laughter. Dr. Van Helsing was a most elegant guy... "; Pg. 51: "When he saw The Bride of Frankenstein for a second time at the Happy Hour on Magazine Street, he watched only the great houses in the picture, and he listened to the music of the voices and studied the clothes more than anything else. He wished he could talk about all this to somebody, but when he tried to tell his girlfriend, Marie Louise, she didn't know what he was talking about. She thought it was dumb to go to the library. She wouldn't go to foreign movies. "; Pg. 69: "And back to the Happy Hour Theater he went in his memory. He was watching The Bride of Frankenstein again. So science had scared them back then, and even further back when Mary Shelley had written down her inspiring visions. " [Also pg. 127-128.]
science fiction - Frankenstein Luna 2050 Bova, Ben. Moonwar. New York: Avon Books (1998); pg. 236. "'You think that I can control Faure. I thought so too, once. But he has the backing of fanatics, madmen who send out assassins and terrorists to accomplish their ends. Faure has turned into a monster,' Yamagata said bitterly, 'a Frankenstein that I helped to create.' "
science fiction - Frankenstein Massachusetts 1997 Lobdell, Scott & Elliot S. Maggin. Generation X. New York: Berkley (1997); pg. 89. "...Walter sludged through the workshop, gathering up what seemed to be disparate pieces of old electronic gadgets: an oscilloscope, a voltmeter, a length of telephone wire, a defunct Packard Bell laser printer..., heart pads that looked like some nightmare device out of Flatliners, some arcane hand tools. It was boy heaven in here. Walter considered moving in.

He sat down and began disassembling the printer.

Sean left Walter alone with the toys that only a young Victor Frankenstein could love. "

science fiction - Frankenstein Massachusetts 1997 Lobdell, Scott & Elliot S. Maggin. Generation X. New York: Berkley (1997); pg. 194. "'Or when the drug-swilling, gene-altering parents of a mutant kid in school with your kid, say their monstrosity is a 'special needs' student and your community has to fork over extra tax dollars to educate the Son of Frankenstein properly so he'll grow up to be a well-adjusted little abomination?' "
science fiction - Frankenstein Nevada: Las Vegas 1992 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 80. "'And this fat man's name is . . . Mandelbrot?'

'No, no more than Frankenstein's monster was named Frankenstein. The equation was developed by a guy named Mandelbrot, Benoit Mandelbrot. A Frenchman...' "

science fiction - Frankenstein New York 1968 DeCandido, Keith R. A. "Diary of a False Man " in X-Men: Legends (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 34. "For the last week or two, Xavier and I have both been acting as the X-Men's mentor. He was the one who found out that the Frankenstein monster was real (which threw me for a loop, I don't mind saying)... Since I didn't go on the mission to stop the Frankenstein android, I'm not as exhausted as the kids are. So I figured I'd start this journal for real. "
science fiction - Frankenstein New York 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 91. "Kim had very little sense of how business worked. She was atypical this way; most biotech researches in private companies were very savvy about business. No francs, no Frankenstein's monster, she had heard one of her colleagues say. "
science fiction - Frankenstein New York: New York City 1991 Snodgrass, Melinda M. "Lovers " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 62. "'Frau Doctor Frankenstein, I presume,' said Tach lightly. "
science fiction - Frankenstein New York: New York City 1991 Williams, Walter Jon. "While Night's Black Agents to Their Preys Do Rouse " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 225. "...sitting in front of a collection of electronic equipment that looked as if it had been kludged together by Victor von Frankenstein: video monitors, rheostats, switches, red and green Christmas-tree lights. "
science fiction - Frankenstein Oklahoma 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 197. "The marquee told the story:

FRANKENSTEIN
BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
SON OF FRANKENSTEIN
* * *
Boris Karloff as the Bogeyman to End All Bogeymen

When Jumbo saw the marquee and realized what he'd let himself in for, he had second thoughts... But I wanted this triple feature. I'd never seen a one of these films (even though I'd read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in high school), and I hoped the films would shear my mind away from the dumbass thoughts of getting back at Hoey and his pals.

...'If you haven't already seen Frankenstein,' he said, 'you may find it a . . . a primitive dramatic vehicle.' " [More about Frankenstein, Karloff, Shelley, Henry Clerval, etc., pg. 198-204, 211, 235-240, 244, 248-258, 296, 353, 459, etc.]

science fiction - Frankenstein Ontario 1992 Huff, Tanya. Blood Trail. New York: DAW Books (1992); pg. 53. "'...the wer are just nice, normal people.'

'Who turn into wolves.' This was not the way Vicki had been raised to think of normal. Still, she was sitting in a BMW with a vampire--things couldn't get much stranger than that. 'Do, uh, all you supernatural creatures hang out together or what?'

'What?' Henry repeated, confused.

...'Just tell me your doctor's name isn't Frankenstein.' "

science fiction - Frankenstein South Africa 1950 Berliner, Janet. "A Case for Justice " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 189. Pg. 189: "Contrary to what Mary Shelley might have believed, it was not merely poets who indulged in waking dreams, he thought, with a rare touch of humor. "; Pg. 192: "'What might our lives have been without Walt Whitman?' he asked. 'Without Shakespeare and Shelley?' " [More]
science fiction - Frankenstein Switzerland 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 20. Pg. 20: "its mahogany shelves were filled with high-priced editions covered in gold-embossed leather--Lord Byron, Mary Shelley... " [Shelley: the author of Frankenstein]
science fiction - Frankenstein Tennessee 2054 Dick, Philip K. & Ray Nelson. The Ganymede Takeover. New York: Ace Books (1967); pg. 135. "...the fantastic hordes of Percy X began to quarrel among themselves. Frankenstein attacked the Wolfman. Godzilla attacked King Kong. "
science fiction - Frankenstein United Kingdom: England 1776 Morse, David. The Iron Bridge. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1998); pg. 273. "If Samuel's bridge succeeded, it could revolutionize British design, bypassing that whole ponderous, pedestal-based Greco-Roman aesthetic that clunked Frankenstein-monsterishly through the nineteenth century. "
science fiction - Frankenstein United Kingdom: England 1944 Holdstock, Robert. Mythago Wood. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1984); pg. 96. "The only link with the mythago wood was the clutter of bizarre, almost Frankensteinian machinery that was Wynne-Jone's 'frontal bridge' equipment. This jumble of invention included headphones, yards of wire, copper coils, heavy car batteries, coloured stroboscopic light discs... "
science fiction - Frankenstein United Kingdom: England 1972 Blish, James & Judith Ann Lawrence. "Getting Along " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 555. [The story "Getting Along " is comprised of letters which parody the writing of famous genre writers. The writers parodied are not identified in the body of the story, but are identified on page 555 in the introduction:

1. John Cleland
2. Bram Stoker
3. Mary Shelley
4. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
5. John Colier/Lord Dunsany
6. A. Merritt
7. H. G. Wells
8. Victor Appleton
9. H. P. Lovecraft. "

science fiction - Frankenstein USA 1966 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 41. "I pushed open the heavy door. And inside, the whole thing was right out of Frankenstein! High ceilings with cobwebs, tarnished suit of armor, the whole enchilada. Except for the gift shop, which looked cozy and familiar... "
science fiction - Frankenstein USA 1980 Waldrop, Howard. "Ugly Chickens " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1980); pg. 479. "His rubber boots were the size of the ones Karloff wore in Frankenstein. "
science fiction - Frankenstein USA 1981 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 772. "The sight caused me a strange sense of deja vu until I remembered going to the Kruger-Kino in Vienna with Willi and Nina to see the motion picture Frankenstein in the summer of 1932. I remember screaming when the monster's hand had twitched on the table and then risen to choke the life out of the unsuspecting doctor bending over it. "
science fiction - Frankenstein USA 1983 Bear, Greg. "Blood Music " in Tangents. New York: Warner Books (1989; story c. 1983); pg. 11. "...waiting for him on the third floor of what the nurses called the Frankenstein wing. "
science fiction - Frankenstein USA 1991 McCammon, Robert R. Boy's Life. New York: Pocket Books (1992; c. 1991); pg. 176. "Staring down at me were Lon Chaney's Phantom of the Opera, Bela Lugosi's Dracula, Boris Karloff's Frankenstein and Mummy. "
science fiction - Frankenstein USA 2019 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 16. "If the visiting scientists had come to see a show they were going to be disappointed. There really wasn't anything to see. No flashing lights of fireworks, no lightning bolts coming out of the sky like in the old Frankenstein movies... "
science fiction - Frankenstein USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 34-35. "'Presumably they don't intend to implant a socket in your brain, and plug the time transceiver into the socket, like in all those B-grade sci-fi movies I used to go to when I was a kid!'...

'No, no, no, this is a much more subtle interface--no Frankenstein surgery or cyberpunk stuff...' "



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