Our Hideous Progeny

Our Hideous Progeny

Horror & Ghost Stories
Paperback Published on: 01/02/2024
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Our Hideous Progeny
A stunning literary transformation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein!
Filled with fury and ambition, Mary turns to her great-grandfather Victor Frankenstein's research in order to claim her space in the 1850s scientific commu... READ MORE
Katrine Solvaag
Our Hideous Progeny
A great debut novel revisiting a Sci Fi classic.
I'll start off by saying that I haven't read Frankenstein - I know, it's a classic and I will absolutely try to read it again (especially after enjoying th... READ MORE
Jodie - Plymouth Drake Circus
Our Hideous Progeny
Jurassic Park meets Frankenstein in this Gothic little treat!
As someone who has only read the original Frankenstein once, I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this continuation of the original novel’s mytholo... READ MORE
Matt, Waterstones Byres Road
Our Hideous Progeny
Nicely written gothic science-fiction for fans of Frankenstein and... Jurassic Park?
This was a nicely written character-driven novel inspired by ‘Frankenstein’, echoing the classic's gothic atmosphere in this palaeontology-infused story of... READ MORE
Loricha Honer


Mary is the great-niece of Victor Frankenstein. She knows her great uncle disappeared in mysterious circumstances in the Arctic but she doesn't know why or how. The 1850s is a time of discovery and London is ablaze with the latest scientific theories and debates, especially when a spectacular new exhibition of dinosaur sculptures opens at the Crystal Palace. Mary, with a sharp mind and a sharper tongue, is keen to make her name in this world of science, alongside her geologist husband Henry, but without wealth and connections, their options are limited.

But when Mary discovers some old family papers that allude to the shocking truth behind her great-uncle's past, she thinks she may have found the key to securing their future... Their quest takes them to the wilds of Scotland, to Henry's intriguing but reclusive sister Maisie, and to a deadly chase with a rival who is out to steal their secret.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781529177435
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 273g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 24 mm

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Our Hideous Progeny
Mary - Victorian, Female, Rebel
(4.5 rounded up to 5.0.) I loved this updated homage to Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein'. It was beautifully written and clearly evokes the frustrations of i... READ MORE