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How the Five-Men Tasted Blood: Ghosts of the Medusa in The Island of Dr. Moreau

While the mad scientist and his beast hybrids have become enough of a well-worn trope to be ripe for parody (see an example from Archer at the end of this post), I was impressed by how fresh and truly disturbing H.G. Wells’s vision of scientific hubr… Continue reading

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