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New Annotated Version of 'Frankenstein' Explores Science, Engineering, Philosophy

The novel "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" is turning 200 years old in 2018.

Whether through pop culture like "Young Frankenstein," The Munsters or Franken Berry cereal, or deeper questions about creation and man’s hubris, the novel and its themes have continued their deep hold on writers and readers alike.

Now a new annotated version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein explores questions of science, engineering and philosophy.

It was the brainchild of a team at ASU, including David Guston, director of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. He joins me as does Devoney Looser, professor of English at ASU.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.