5 Stars for Daughters of Frankenstein: Lesbian Mad Scientists by Aynjel Kaye, Faith Mudge, Tracy Canfield, Claire Humphrey, Tim Lieder, Romie Stott, Traci Castleberry, Melissa Scott, A.J. Fitzwater, Gemma Files, Sean Eads, Thoraiya Dyer, Orrin Grey, Christine Morgan, Amy Griswold, Rafaela Ferraz, Mr and Mrs Brenchley, Megan Arkenberg, Jess Nevins, and Connie Wilkins #FF #Anthology

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Title: Daughters of Frankenstein: Lesbian Mad Scientists
Author Name & Publisher: Aynjel Kaye, Faith Mudge, Tracy Canfield, Claire Humphrey, Tim Lieder, Romie Stott, Traci Castleberry, Melissa Scott, A.J. Fitzwater, Gemma Files, Sean Eads, Thoraiya Dyer, Orrin Grey, Christine Morgan, Amy Griswold, Rafaela Ferraz, Mr and Mrs Brenchley, Megan Arkenberg, Jess Nevins, and Connie Wilkins.
Publication Date & Length: August 5, 2015 – 304 pgs

Synopsis

In the field of mad science, women have for too long been ignored, their triumphs misattributed to mere men. Society has seen the laboratory as the province of men. Jacob’s Ladder electric arcs, death rays, even test tubes have phallic connotations, subliminally reinforcing the patriarchy. The mother of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, advocated that women appear more masculine to earn respect. If Marie Curie had been allowed to develop her Atomic Gendarmerie for the Institut du radium, surely she would have been awarded her third Nobel Prize, for Peace.

Thankfully, the women working to dangerous and/or questionable ends in the pages of Daughters of Frankenstein are unafraid of the patriarchy–indeed, as lesbian mad scientists, they prefer the company and comforts of their own gender. Androids? Pfeh, the gynoid is superior. Etheric dynamos have a more pleasing design, one that is vulvar, than Tesla coils. Eighteen imaginative, if not insane, women; eighteen stories told by some of the finest writers working in queer speculative fiction today.

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Review

FiveStars

This absolutely brilliant novel explores many of the published cases and stories of the daughters of Frankenstein, and, even those  you might never have even   imagined,  heard  or, even considered.
The introduction by Connie Wilkins begins this wacky novel with humour and high spirits. Jess Nevins follows this with facts, knowledge,   and actual extracts that give this novel its very uniqueness. The enlightenment we gain just reinforces the very essence of the tales that follow.
After being made aware of the facets of The Daughters of Frankenstein and other such characters, the remainder of the book is full of short tales, and, because of what we have learned we can immediately identify with each tale and how it closely associated with the facts and information we have previously ascertained. This is why I found this book so fascinating, you could recognize each tale and base it on fact. This along with the humour, the  comedy elements and the at times outrageous and zany concepts that each tale depicted made it such a thoroughly mind blowing read.
I would recommend this book  to any one who enjoys, Sci fi, the macabre, fiction and  also those who enjoy factual quotes and who value a good sense of humour and want to read a book that takes you away from the mundane and into unknown,  a book that is truly different and well worth reading.
Chris

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