Though many now view Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as an example of romanticism or pioneering science fiction, Mary Shelley was aware of contemporary scientific advances and incorporated them into her work.  Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds (MIT Press) is an edition of her original 1818 manuscript, meticulously line-edited and amended by Charles E. Robinson, one of the world’s leading authorities on the text, and paired with annotations and essays by scholars exploring the ethical aspects of scientific creativity raised by her novel.