The Monster's Daughter
Dr. Frankenstein's monster has a daughter, and the monster lives—happily—with his daughter, Emily, in the Old West, where even the monstrous can make a life and a fortune—until one day a bad man kidnaps Emily, and everything changes. More
Dr. Frankenstein's monster has a daughter. Her name is Emily. She talks to the Weather, stops Fire, and possesses healing hands. Emily and her father move out West where even freaks of science or nature can make a life and a fortune. The West was won by the odd, the strange, and the monstrous, and Emily and her father fit the bill. One afternoon a wicked man, intent on stealing her father's gold, kidnaps Emily. And everything changes.
Kim Antieau has written many novels, short stories, poems, and essays. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, both in print and online, including The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Asimov’s SF, The Clinton Street Quarterly, The Journal of Mythic Arts, EarthFirst!, Alternet, Sage Woman, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. She was the founder, editor, and publisher of Daughters of Nyx: A Magazine of Goddess Stories, Mythmaking, and Fairy Tales. Her work has twice been short-listed for the James Tiptree Award and has appeared in many best-of-the-year anthologies. Critics have admired her “literary fearlessness” and her vivid language and imagination. Her first novel, The Jigsaw Woman, is a modern classic of feminist literature. She is also the author of a science fiction novel, The Gaia Websters, and a contemporary tale set in the desert Southwest, Church of the Old Mermaids. Her other novels include Her Frozen Wild, The Fish Wife, and Coyote Cowgirl. Broken Moon, a novel for young adults, was a selection of the Junior Library Guild. She has also written other YA novels, including Deathmark, The Blue Tail, Ruby’s Imagine, and Mercy, Unbound. Kim lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, writer Mario Milosevic. Learn more about Kim and her writing at www.kimantieau.com.