Set in the 1850’s, McGill's novel opens with Mary, the great niece of Victor Frankenstein, discovering the partially burnt remains of letters divulging the dark secrets behind the infamous Monster. Down on her luck in the science community, Mary crafts a new creature, one based on a finned dinosaur known as a plesiosaur. However, as with her great-uncle, her creation unleashes chaos--and then disaster. Asking: what is life? Who has the power to create? And how far can love go? McGill has written a beautiful, dark, and thoughtful reimagining of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Our Hideous Progeny by C.E. McGill