Exciting news for all of you who have been waiting while we assembled this beautiful monster piece by piece – We Shall Be Monsters IS ALIIIIIVE!!
We Shall Be Monsters is our homage to the brilliant Mary Shelley and her monstrous creation Frankenstein. We Shall Be Monsters honours the 200 year legacy of Mary Shelley’s publication of Frankenstein, a novel that has shifted, changed, and been adapted throughout that time period. Frankenstein is a tale that endures through time, telling something new to each new generation that encounters is.
We Shall Be Monsters collects diverse voices on the topic of Frankenstein, reimagining the text for today’s audience, illustrating the versatility and changeability of this text. Each writer reimagined the story of Dr. Frankenstein and his monster for a new audience, playing with ideas in the text and adding their own bits of knowledge, experience, and creativity to a monster that is already an assemblage of multiple different parts. We stitched together aspects of the new monster with aspects of the classic monster of Mary Shelley’s creation to create something that speaks to a new age, a new era of the monster’s existence.
The authors in this collection integrate under-represented voices to the Frankenstein tale, drawing on experiences of disability, indigeneity, ethnicity, Queer and Trans identities. Frankenstein is a tale of oppression, so the voices of authors who have experienced oppression were important for shaping this collection.
You can now get your own copy of We Shall Be Monsters at Renaissance Press’ website at https://renaissancebookpress.com/product/we-shall-be-monsters/
We Shall Be Monsters is edited by 9 time Aurora Award Winning Editor Derek Newman-Stille and contains the works of authors like
D. Simon Turner
Jennifer Lee Rossman
Randall G. Arnold
Max D. Stanton
Victoria K. Martin
Ashley Caranto Morford
And remember, you can get your copy of We Shall Be Monsters at Renaissance Press’ website at https://renaissancebookpress.com/product/we-shall-be-monsters/