My Name Was Never Frankenstein

My Name Was Never Frankenstein

And Other Classic Adventure Tales Remixed
Edited by Bryan Furuness
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 01/01/2019
ISBN: 978-0-253-03636-0
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You know the names and the stories, but you've never seen them like this before!

My Name Was Never Frankenstein: And Other Classic Adventure Tales Reanimated brings your favorite characters back to life in new and exciting escapades. In this inventive collection, a stellar cast of writers uses classic adventure tales as a launch pad for an eclectic mix of prequels, alternate universes, spin-offs, and total reboots. Imagine Ahab is shipwrecked on an island of cannibals, or Mr. Hyde tells his side of the story, or the scarecrow from Oz struggles with the mystery of his existence. By turns wry and haunting, My Name Was Never Frankenstein upends old territory and classic characters to reclaim them for a new generation.

Author Bio

Bryan Furuness is author of The Lost Episodes of Revie Bryson and editor (with Michael Martone) of Winesburg, Indiana. His stories have appeared in New Stories from the Midwest, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and elsewhere. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.


“"Editor Bryan Furuness explains that while this playful collection of 14 short stories by 14 different writers all have similar jumping off points, 'they jump in different directions." The result is, as Furuness says, 'wild and grand and strange.'"”
 — Bloom Magazine

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Table of Contents

1. The Return of the Ape Man / Edward Porter

2. John Thorton Speaks / Pam Houston

3. A True History of the Notorious Mr. Edward Hyde / Tony Eprile

4. Island of the Kingsbride / Molly Gutman

5. What the Fire God Said to the Beasts / Michael Poore

6. Huck and Hominy: A Legend / Corey Mesler

7. The Planning Meeting for Bringing College Classes to the Local Prison Takes a Weird Turn / Kathleen Founds

8. Afterwards / Gregory Maguire

9. Listen to Me / Bryan Furuness

10. Dear Nobody / Kristy Logan

11. There Was Once a Man / Kelcey Parker Ervick

12. The Legends of Żorro / Michael Czyzniejewski

13. The Wonderworld / Margaret Patton Chapman

14. My Name Was Never Frankenstein / Rachel Brittain