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- Dracula by Bram Stoker was published in 1897 and horrified audiences with its tale of a bloodsucking vampire who appears at nightfall to pursue vulnerable women.
- Written by Mary Shelley in 1826, The Last Man is a work of science fiction that chronicles the extermination of the human race by plague.
- A work by Mary Shelley's father, William Godwin's Caleb Williams (1794) is the story of a man bound to and haunted by another man through his knowledge of a secret crime.
- Prometheus Unbound, by Percy Shelley, is a dramatized philosophical essay about the origin of evil and the moral responsibility of individuals to restore order in their world. It was published in 1820.
- Lois McMaster Bujold's Hugo-winning science-fiction novel Mirror Dance (1994) explores issues surrounding clones and an individual's responsibility to his clone.
- In Genetic Engineering: Dreams and Nightmares (1996), authors V. E. A. Russo, David Cove, and Enzo Russo present a discussion of the ethical issues surrounding modern scientific advances in genetics. The book is targeted toward the average lay reader.