Near the end of Generation Loss, Cass comments on another artist’s work: “It was a horrifying world, but it was a real one. How many of us can say we’ve made a new world out of the things that terrify and move us?” At least a few of the women writing horror today can say just that. And there’s no way to mistake the new worlds they’re making for the work of men.

This is the theme of an article titled “Shelley’s Daughters” and written by Terrence Rafferty for the New York Times book review section. He begins the article by writing, “The creator of Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus was Mary Shelley, who was the daughter of the radical political thinker William Godwin (to whom it was dedicated) and the feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, and the wife of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley — and who, when she finished the novel, a few months shy of her 20th birthday, became the mother of horror.”

In between the beginning and the end, he takes a close look at the relatively new genre of the paranormal romance.

Read the complete column here: Shelley’s Daughters

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