Online Book Club: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

*important notice* the date for this event has changed from the 3rd of June to the 17th of June, to give you more time to read the book!

Join the online book club organized by VOX Delft, Studium Generale, and Hesiodos magazine.

Have you always wanted to read a classic scifi novel? Over the next few weeks we’ll be reading the scifi-horror Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, touted as the first scifi novel ever written. On June 17th join the online conversation to discuss the book’s themes together, like ambition, the dangers of science, the power of nature, and revenge. No doubt we will find some links between these themes and our global pandemic predicament.

Register for the book club by sending an email with your name to the organizers at VOX Delft:
The first ten to register will receive a free hard copy of the book delivered to their doorstep.

For the rest of us there is ample opportunity to read the book for free online through Project Gutenberg, on a computer screen or on an e-reader. We’ve also asked dr. Kathryn Harkup, author of “Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” to give us a primer on the book and its historical context. Even if you don’t plan on reading the book, this is a very interesting listen!