The Banality of the Monsterous

Rupetta (Sulway, 2013) is a post-modern reinterpretation of the Jewish Golem fable. The mechanical “woman” created in the story has been said to express sentience and immortality. For the most part, this is not directly the monster’s own ability but instead comes from the life force of the women who “wynd” her. The story has been called fantasy and science fiction, romance and Gothic horror (Hourigan, 2018). However, there is no science in fiction. Worse, there is nothing new.

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