+147 Frankenstein is the sci-fi version of a necromancer, amirite?

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Have you read the original 1818 novel?

by Anonymous 5 months ago

That is honestly an interesting thing to think about. Is Frankenstein one of the first sci-fi novels to involve a sort of necromancy-resurrection plot?

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Without going into the etymology of it all, necromancy is about divination, or summoning spirits to learn about the past, present, or future (the dead are good for this since they have no need to lie.) Frankenstein is more about The Golem. There are other ancient stories about statues gaining life, like with Pygmalion. The Golem is definitely a sci-fi trope: creating a thing that takes a life of its own, growing beyond its creator's control. Personally, I might say that the internet is the greatest Golem ever created.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

I'd say a necromancer is a sci-fi version of a necromancer since you know... they don't exist rofl But I get what you're saying

by Anonymous 5 months ago