There’s no 2021 countdown to howelin’en; here’s a reblog of October 6, 2020.

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🎃 October 6 🎃

Theodora Goss’s trilogy, The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club, puts a fantastic female spin on the 19th century male-dominated and driven horror and science-fiction genres.

Placing the female characters from Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, and The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells front and center, she weaves these new feminine threads into a mystery tale (involving Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson) The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter.

Goss follows this up withEuropean Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewomen: “Mary Jekyll and the rest of the daughters of mad scientists from literature embark on a madcap adventure across Europe to rescue another monstrous girl and stop the Alchemical Society’s nefarious plans once and for all.” (Simon and Schuster…

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