I teach medical ethics at the University of Toledo. I have taught and consulted on issues of research ethics and clinical ethics since 1987. I have found writing to be a way to express my doubts and frustrations about the cases I have been asked to address over the years. Most of my writing has been short stories or poetry. The Trial of Frankenstein is my first attempt at a longer work.
The reader sits in the jury box and is asked to examine the question: Should there be limits to scientific inquiry? Whether it is cloning, genetic research or crossing species to create new life, who decides whether we should go down this path? In a modern context, the author puts Shelly's Frankenstein on trial. But this is also a trial of Science itself.