Sunday, October 27, 2019

Octavia Cade's Mary Shelley Makes a Monster

Aqueduct Press is pleased to announce the release of Mary Shelley Makes a Monster by Octavia Cade, the seventieth volume in our Conversation Pieces series, in both print and paperback editions.  You can purchase it now at, where you you can also read a sample from the book,

Mary Shelley Makes A Monster is a series of fantasy-biographical poems in which Mary Shelley’s monster, bereft of its foster mother after Shelley’s death, goes searching for a replacement. All our monsters are mirrors. And when Mary Shelley’s monster—built from her life rather than her pen, born out of biography instead of blood—outlives its mother, that monster goes looking for a substitute. But all the monster really knows of women is that women write, and so the search for a replacement takes it first to Katherine Mansfield, and then to other women who know what mutilated things can be made from ink and mirrors….

1 comment:

Kate Boyes said...

This collection is listed on the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards preliminary ballot. Congratulations, Octavia!